NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 13: WIND COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH; SOLAR COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH; OFF-GRID MARKET TO QUADRUPLE OVER 8 YEARS

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    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, February 13: WIND COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH; SOLAR COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH; OFF-GRID MARKET TO QUADRUPLE OVER 8 YEARS

    WIND COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH Statement by AWEA Interim CEO Rob Gramlich on President Obama’s State of the Union speech

    February 12, 2013 (American Wind Energy Association)

    [Rob Gramlich, Interim CEO, AWEA:] “President Obama called on Congress to strengthen the stewardship we all share for our environment…put more Americans to work in clean energy jobs and manufacturing…[and] double generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources by 2020…[He] called on Congress to make the renewable energy Production Tax Credit permanent and refundable, as part of comprehensive corporate tax reform, providing incentives and certainty for investments in new clean energy.”

    [Rob Gramlich, Interim CEO, AWEA:] "We are proud to be recognized for producing nearly half of the nation's new electric capacity last year, creating tens of thousands of jobs, and as a central climate solution…With over 60 gigawatts of wind power generating capacity now installed in America, wind energy will avoid nearly 100 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions this year, equal to 1.8% of the entire country's total carbon emissions.”

    [Rob Gramlich, Interim CEO, AWEA:] "Utility-scale wind power was invented here, and increasingly the parts are made-in-the-U.S.A. Domestic content in the U.S. industry is up to nearly 70 percent, from 25 percent just a few years ago. That has created 30,000 American jobs in wind manufacturing, and further brought down the cost of wind energy now that we're making most of the parts right here in the U.S.A…Policymakers all over should be recognizing the opportunity and supporting the growth of clean energy in their own states, such as through robust state Renewable Portfolio Standards.”

    [Rob Gramlich, Interim CEO, AWEA:] “Private investors put $25 billion into the U.S. economy in 2012 and got the signal from the [the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC)] extensions that the U.S. is still open for clean energy business. This is what successful policy looks like…America's homegrown wind energy industry is ready to work with President Obama and the U.S. Congress to advance the goals of energy independence and clean, renewable power that is available and affordable for all Americans."

    SOLAR COMMENDS THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH SEIA Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

    February 12, 2013 (Solar Energy Industries Association)

    [Rhone Resch, President/CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association:] “In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a vision for the American energy economy that is in line with what SEIA is working to achieve – a robust clean energy industry that powers our homes and businesses while growing our economy and protecting our environment.”

    [Rhone Resch, President/CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association:] “Energy is a primary input to our nation’s economic system, so it’s appropriate that President Obama is placing emphasis on developing our nation’s robust clean energy resources to help rebuild the nation’s economy.”

    [Rhone Resch, President/CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association:] “We are especially encouraged by the president’s commitment to securing America’s place as a leader in clean energy innovation throughout the world. President Obama understands that the stakes are high and we must not fall behind other nations as the world shifts to emissions-free clean energy technologies like solar.”

    [Rhone Resch, President/CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association:] “We thank President Obama for his leadership and look forward to continuing to work with Congress and the White House to make solar an increasingly-important component of the nation’s energy portfolio.”

    OFF-GRID MARKET TO QUADRUPLE OVER 8 YEARS Off-Grid Power for Mobile Base Stations; Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for Remote Mobile Telecommunications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    1Q 2013 (Pike Research/Navigant)

    “Demand for high quality, high reliability off-grid power is increasing yearly. In the coming years, a significant fraction of this demand will be met by some form of hybrid system that includes renewable or alternative energy sources…[There] is growing demand for reliable, non-diesel-based energy sources from off-grid base transceiver stations for mobile communications networks.”

    “Diesel generators, a solution that presents a number of economic, logistical, and environmental challenges, remain by far the most common energy source for such remote base stations. This market is small when compared with grid-tied base stations. But the level of market pain is such that [Pike Research forecasts that revenue from] the so-called “green base station,” which is essentially a combination of renewable, battery, and fuel cell technologies, …will grow from $1.6 billion in 2012 to more than $10.5 billion in 2020…”

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