George Sterzinger

George Sterzinger is executive director of the Renewable Energy Policy Project.

Recent Articles

Beyond Sunny Hopes and Windy Rhetoric

To realize the promise of solar and wind power, aspirations need to be matched with more effective strategies.

President Barack Obama hopes that new wind and solar projects will produce many thousands of new jobs. Renewable energy, after all, is manufactured energy. If domestic producers were to provide the thousands of component parts that a major shift to wind and solar energy requires, a side benefit would indeed be a domestic production industry and significant employment. Unfortunately, we do not currently have a domestic renewable industry capable of supplying those components. Neither do we have any real plans to develop one.