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Tom Stanton is an independent clean energy policy consultant. He is founder and principal researcher for Community Energy Solutions, LLC, which is a newly formed Michigan company.

Mr. Stanton was previously Principal Researcher for Energy and Environment, at the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI), where he worked from fall 2010 until NRRI's permanent closure on June 30, 2022. NRRI provided regulatory policy research and educational services for the 50 states and U.S. territory agencies that are responsible for public utility regulation, like the Michigan Public Service Commission. Tom specialized in policy research for distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, renewable energy, grid modernization, and global climate change. A life-long resident of Michigan, prior to joining NRRI Tom worked for Michigan state government for over 32 years, with 10 years at the State Energy Office and over 22 years as a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission Staff.

Mr. Stanton has been an instructor in both in-person and internet-based NRRI training events and related workshops or conferences in over a dozen states and multiple countries. Tom has been an adjunct professor at both Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, where he has been an instructor for both graduate and undergraduate college courses.

Mr. Stanton earned a B.A. in Communications and M.A. in Journalism, both from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.

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Your 2021 impact stats are right here![edit source]

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Hi Tom! We thought you may want know that your top performing pages so far are:

  1. Agrivoltaics (715 page views) Update!
  2. Community solar (700 page views) Update!
  3. Floatovoltaics (117 page views) Update!
  4. Energy Zones Mapping Tool (87 page views) Update!
  5. (61 page views) Update!

Overall, your impact has been of 1,680 page views, woozaa!

Also, your user page has received 1692 visits! People are interested in knowing more about you, edit your user page to tell the world what you've been up to.

Thanks for your contributions and for making Appropedia great, have a merry green Christmas!!

The Appropedia Team

Updated stats[edit source]

Hi Tom! Some days ago, Kathy showed me an email she got from you, saying that you liked the 2021 impact stats and asking if it'd be possible to have them update continuously. I would very much like to do that! However, since a couple months now, we've started using Cloudflare to cache 70%+ of the requests, which means 70%+ of the requests never reach the server, and therefore, the page views stats for each page are getting outdated day by day. We need to solve this issue first. We've discussed it with Emilio and I think the best solution will be to develop something like Wikipedia's user stats but for Appropedia, that is, an external tool that gets stats from Google Analytics, which is the only updated source, and link it from Template:User data and Template:Page data. In your email you also mentioned that you'd be happy to contribute to the development of a solution. Perhaps we could set up a meeting to discuss it further? Cheers! Sophivorus (talk) 12:37, 13 September 2023 (UTC)

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