FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
DURHAM, N.C. – Etan Gumerman, senior policy analyst at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, recently presented the findings of a study on renewable energy development in the South to committees in the Florida House and Senate.
The presentations were based on the report Renewable Energy in the South, which shows the South has the potential to produce as much as 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030—up from less than 4 percent today. Gumerman co-authored the study with researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
In each of his presentations to the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy & Public Utilities and the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, Gumerman and fellow co-lead author Marilyn Brown shared what the findings of the study mean for Florida and where the renewable energy industry is already growing in the state. They also outlined measures the state legislature can take to ensure Florida realizes its potential to create jobs in the emerging clean energy economy.
Learn more about these presentations in the write-up by the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee or through video of his presentation to the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy & Public Utilities.