Leveling the Playing Field for Renewable Energy Technology26 Jul

Adding environmental and societal costs of coal used in the generation of electricity would create a more level playing field for renewable energy technologies. However, the coal-fired electric power plant industry would summon their considerable lobbying power to decimate any such rational proposal. These same folks would contribute massive sums to political campaigns, and, thus, buy the Congress and the President. Unless the renewable energy industries are willing to outbid their fossil fuel competitors in campaign contributions for tax breaks and regulatory favors, don’t expect otherwise rational ideas on leveling the playing field to be implemented any time soon. For a check on who is giving how much to whom in the political space, try checking www.opensecrets.org.

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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.

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For more information about how JHEverson Consulting can help your company with its SBIR and STTR proposals, please contact Jeff Everson.

JHEverson Consulting is based in the Boston area but consults for clients throughout North America. It also is supported by affiliated consultants.