Gridlock in Washington may have stalled the national energy debate but there is plenty happening at the state level, a point made by AEE co-founder Tom Steyer at the 2012 Fortune Brainstorm Green conference. States are currently on the forefront of bipartisan action on energy policy, and 35 states have advanced energy requirements.
“But wait, there's good news. If Washington can't get its act together, then the action is in the states. It's a point hedge fund honcho Tom Steyer made Tuesday at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. His new Advanced Energy Economy initiative is focused on state and local initiatives, bypassing the nation's capital in its advocacy efforts.”