Renewable Energy:

3Tier CEO Westrick discusses new global wind power map assessing viability of projects

In the shadows of the Congressional debate over extending renewable energy tax credits, hundreds of government and industry officials from around the world met last week in Washington, DC for the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC). At the conference, 3Tier, a Seattle based renewable energy consulting company, unveiled a new global wind energy map that will help utilities and governments decide which regions are most viable for wind energy projects. During today's OnPoint, Kenneth Westrick, CEO of 3Tier discusses the new online tool and how he hopes the wind map will help developing nations "leapfrog" over fossil fuels. He also gives his take on the renewable energy tax credit debate, saying the world is looking to the United States for leadership on renewable energy.