Renewable energy was heavily politicized during last year's presidential election. And although the election was widely seen as a success by industry advocates, there are a number of major political challenges in 2013. In this show, we'll talk with two policy experts about what to expect in Washington and on the state level this year.

Scott Sklar, a policy expert with the Stella Group, explains why fights on the state level will become more important. And Rear Vice Admiral Denny McGinn, president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, talks about what to expect on the federal level as Congress deals with the budget.

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