POLICY & REGULATORY ANALYSIS
Renewable energy installations vary widely across states, reflecting different state or regional priorities. Some states have adopted several policies to support greater investment in and adoption of renewable energy. Diane Cherry Consulting guides clients through these complicated energy markets for clean energy deployment and analyzes policy proposals on legislation, economic incentives, and market changes. We have written white papers, developed convenings to facilitate policy dialogue, and analyzed the best pathway for meeting renewable energy resolutions. Examples of our project work include development of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for South Carolina energy attorneys; assisting a stand-alone energy storage developer on the market opportunities in the Southeast; and matching clean energy developers with project capital in key markets.
Working with Leyline Renewable Capital to connect capital with project developers across clean energy technologies
Working with Camp Lejeune and the UNC Charlotte Energy Production & Infrastructure Center to complete a global energy resilience study for the base. Military bases have focused on fossil fuels for years, with legacy systems that need converting to newer technologies. With newer technology, bases bolster their energy resilience to natural disasters and unplanned outages
"Diane Cherry was a great subcontractor partner for our work with the City of Durham. She is enthusiastic, proactive and results oriented. Her knowledge of the North Carolina legislative arena and understanding of local government operations were invaluable to the project."
POWER SUPPLY PLANNING
Developed a carbon neutrality and renewable energy action plan for the City of Durham, N.C. with the engineering team at GDS Associates, Inc
Assisted energy storage developer, Able Grid Energy Solutions, on market opportunities in the Southeastern United States
Wrote a monthly newsletter on environmental and energy policy for more than 2,000 subscribers with a 30 percent open rate, while at North Carolina State University