Last updated on: 7/28/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REEP) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The benefits of renewable energy have been the subject of studies for many years. Those studies show convincingly that renewables can provide an important part of the next increment to the nation’s supply infrastructure but are unlikely to do so without intervention to remove several barriers that currently block market acceptance. Delivering the benefits of renewable development to the people and localities that need jobs will build the understanding and support that can remove further blocks to renewable development, and so on…

REPP experience convinces us that the energy, environmental and job creation benefits of renewables will lead to even greater public support. Federal actions to support aggressive state developments will be of great assistance in this process. Accelerating renewables will provide us with affordable energy, generated in an environmentally
responsible manner, in such a way as to enhance security, and provide substantial economic stimulus to state and local economies.”

“Energy: Maximizing Resources; Meeting Our Needs; Retaining
Jobs,” www.reep.org, June 17, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“REPP supports the advancement of renewable energy technology through policy research. REPP seeks to define growth strategies for renewables that respond to competitive energy markets and environmental needs. Since its inception in 1995, REPP has investigated the relationship among policy, markets and public demand in accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, which include biomass, hydropower, geothermal, photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind and renewable hydrogen. The organization offers a platform from which experts in the field can examine issues of medium-to long-term importance to policy makers, green energy entrepreneurs, and environmental advocates.”

“About US,” www.reep.org (accessed June 30, 2009)

Mission:

“REPP’s goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups.”

“About US,” www.reep.org (accessed June 30, 2009)

Other:
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