Added by Adrian Tait on March 31, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments
The University of North Carolina and NC Community College systems are recruiting for 38 Energy Manager and Energy Analyst positions throughout the state. Very brief job descriptions may be found below. If you know of potential candidates, please feel free to forward this email to them. Please note that these postings close on April 1, 2011.
To search for and apply for positions, candidates may visit http://jobs.ncsu.edu, click on “search…Continue
Added by Anna Leonard on March 30, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge. This challenge is part of the Startup America Initiative and looks to give start-up companies the opportunity to license groundbreaking technologies developed by the National Laboratories for…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
North Carolina, Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Amtrak and NC Railroad Co.have reached an agreement that the NC rail modernization program will begin construction. This agreement and program will bring 4000 new jobs to North Carolina. The state will proceed with 24 construction projects in 11 counties, ranging from Greensboro and Charlotte to Cary and Burlington. This program will increase passenger rail capacity, and improve rail networks. The agreement releases $461 million from the…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 30, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Solar energy is proving so successful in North Carolina that industry advocates want to double the amount of sun-powered electricity that is required by state law.
A bill introduced Monday in the General assembly would raise North Carolina's solar energy requirement to 0.4 percent of all retail electricity sold by electric utilities by 2018. The current requirement, set by the state's sweeping 2007 green energy law, is 0.2 percent.
But despite solar energy's…Continue
Even though they were founded in 2009 during one of the most challenging economic environments for business, SolTherm Energy has turned these challenges into an asset through their ability to deliver clean energy at a lower cost than conventional sources. SolTherm’s primary focus is in the solar energy…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 29, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments
WNC is 40% of the way to a new community bread flour mill and further establishing wheat as a new viable regional crop. Asheville-based Carolina Ground has a Kickstater project running…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments
This year has already been extremely active in the development of the US solar industry. In the first few months of the year, four new solar PV manufacturing facilities have been announced entailing more than 3000 new jobs and 500 MW per year worth of production capacity. Below, is a detailed profile of each project announcement. A few common threads that jump out are that each of these plants are from Silicon Valley-based and venture-backed companies - and each plant will be the first…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments
Application deadline: May 10, 2011
This program provides support for collaborative research and extension projects designed to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to the following priority areas: promotion of a safe, sufficient, and nutritious food supply for all Americans and for people around the world; sustainable agricultural policies that…
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments
The 2011 NC Green Business Fund Solicitation application period has been extended to 2pm Monday April 4th, 2011.
Fore more information: http://www.ncscitech.com/gbf/
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Courtesy of the NC Biofuels Center, leading the charge toward sourcing 10% of NC's road fuels from locally made biofuels by 2017.
Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) is the largest manufacturer and distributor of biodiesel in western North Carolina. What started out as a backyard hobby among friends almost a decade ago provides over 300,000 gallons annually of retail and bulk sales of on-road and off-road…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Let legislators know how their actions impact your job, your business, your community, and our state's economy!
After weeks of rumors and speculation, …Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on March 24, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments
Through its RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites initiative, the EPA is soliciting applications from states, tribes, regional governments, and communities that want to evaluate the potential development of renewable energy on potentially or formerly contaminated properties. This evaluation will be in the form of a feasibility study conducted by the Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on March 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
From High Country Press: "ASU is recognized as “leading the green revolution” in a new report released by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) that highlights best practices in six colleges and universities in Appalachia that are environmentally…Continue
Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on March 24, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
The Energy Foundation is focused on advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy policy in the United States and China, the largest and fastest growing energy markets in the world. The Foundation’s grantmaking programs include support for the following issues: efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the utility industry; policies to increase the energy efficiency of U.S. homes and businesses; policies that reduce vehicle…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 23, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments
As of today, the 2011 Western North Carolina Green Building directory has been released. This directory is a collaborative effort of Mountain Express and the WNC Green Building Council. It is a free publication, and contains over 100 pages of case studies, "how to's" and spotlights, with an increased focused…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
ABCCM Green Jobs
The Job Developer is responsible for creating new employment opportunities, connecting program participants with employment opportunities, and providing outreach and support to ensure placement and retention.
Duties and Responsibilities
Added by John H. Duncan on March 23, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
ABCCM Green Jobs -Employment Specialist
The Employment Specialist is responsible for connecting program participants with employment opportunities, and providing outreach and support to ensure placement and retention.
Duties and Responsibilities
Added by John H. Duncan on March 23, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
As of March 17th, one of the largest Solar PV farms in NC is live at Martins Creek Elementary in Murphy, NC. This is the 3rd largest Solar PV installation at a school in the United States. This installation is compromised of 4,382 ground-mounted Canadian Solar panels. All of the power generated at this…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 23, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments