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The Current Fall 2016

Welcome to The Current, Fall 2016 Edition

Sustainability Progress Report: How Did the Obama Administration Live Up to Its Green Promises from the 2008/2012 Campaign Trails?

By Matt Chester

As President Obama began his presidency, many hoped he would be the standard bearer for a green revolution, focusing on clean energy and combatting climate change. In the years prior, the United States had seen gas prices skyrocket from $1.53 per gallon in 2000 to $3.30 per gallon by 2008. Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Truth" was sounding alarms in public debate, and a record number of Americans (72 percent) reported belief in man-made global warming. With his presidency winding down, it’s worth asking whether the president was able to fulfill his campaign sustainability promises.

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The Future of Energy Initiatives

By Jayne Brady

Many government initiatives for advancing alternative energy technology, even with a divided Congress, have received solid levels of support and funding for the past eight years. Informal conversations with media, industry and advocacy experts indicate that at least one of the more popular initiatives will be with us for some time to come, no matter who wins the White House. The others may need a boost from a Democratic Senate.

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Presidential Platforms and the Future of Offshore Wind

By Jake Shimkus

The United States is on the brink of an energy breakthrough. With support from the Obama administration, the wind industry is finally beginning to capture the enormous potential of offshore wind in the United States. However, with the leading candidates in the upcoming election holding dramatically different views, the future of offshore wind remains uncertain

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Energy, Environment and the Elections

With the Presidential election now at hand, The Current editors sought insights from several WCEE members on the candidates' positions and the outlook for energy and the environment after Election Day. Their analyses of this most unusual election appear below.

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WCEE is grateful to the following 2016 sponsors:

Angel Sponsors

Booz Allen Hamilton
PG&E Corporation

Sustaining Sponsors

Berkeley Research Group LLC
Bracewell LLP
ClearView Energy Partners LLC
Customized Energy Solutions
Edison Electric Institute
Electric Power Supply Association
Hogan Lovells LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
ITC Holdings
K & L Gates LLP
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Winston & Strawn LLP

Women in Leadership

Beveridge & Diamond PC
ClearView Energy Partners LLC
Healy Law Offices
Husch Blackwell LLP
McCarter & English LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Wright & Talisman PC

The Current Team

Marketing and Communication Section Chair:
Pat Courtney Strong

Executive Editor:
Pat Courtney Strong

Managing Editors:
Alexandra Campbell Ferrari, Cathryn Courtin and Teresa Wilson

Marketing and Communication Section Members:
Fatima Maria Ahmad, Alexandra Campbell Ferrari, Anne Lagomarcino, Cathryn Courtin, Doreen Wong, Jayne Brady, Jessica Edington, Mary Fay, Meghan Gross, Molly Bauch, Nadia Merdassi, Pat Courtney Strong, Patricia McMurray, Tenley Dalstrom, Teresa Wilson, Tori Thompson

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