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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Celgard announces $65 million expansion at lithium-ion battery separator facility in Concord.
With state and local government support, green technology continues to grow in North Carolina. One of the latest examples of this burgeoning green industry is Celgard, LLC, a subsidiary of Polypore International and a major global manufacturer of separators for lithium-ion batteries.…
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Governor Bev Perdue visited the Eaton Corporation plant in Asheville March 14. While there,…Continue
Recieved this over my e-mail. Thought maybe someone would be qualified here on the network!
This position would act as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Project Manager to ensure the best opportunity to secure LEED certification for new construction (NC), existing building (EBOM) and commercial interiors (CI) from the US Green Building Council…Continue
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The UNC School of Government recently posted a great article identifying best practices for marketing energy finance programs and maximizing participation levels. The study is based on a profile of 14 energy efficiency finance programs across the US. Visit the SOG Community and Economic Development blog for a copy of the full article and link to the report.
Recently, local governments have been hearing…Continue
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State regulators this morning gave Duke Energy the go-ahead to offer customers free home charging stations for plug-in electric cars.Charlotte-based Duke plans to distribute about 150 of the pods to customers who buy or the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and other electric cars soon to be released to… Continue
"Absolutely not," the man said, "I don't have time to sell it on my own out of the back of my truck."
Pilot Mountain Mayor Earl Sheppard told that story Friday at an Appalachian Regional Commission workshop on sustainable agriculture and local food…Continue
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Deadline: 6/10/11 and 9/15/11 for FY2012
Agency: U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Department of Commerce
Program: Planning and Local Technical Assistance Programs
Description: Grants made under these programs will focus on innovation and regional collaboration to create and retain higher wage and sustainable jobs, leverage the flow of private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to…Continue
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I am excited to be working on this educational campaign for Electric Vehicles and the potential for them to be powered with solar energy, hence the name PV-EV campaign.
Please support this effort by watching the video and vote for "us" to win a Nissan LEAF. I say us because it will be a community win.…Continue
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U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) introduced legislation this week that includes a 25% renewable energy standard among other strong provisions for domestic alternative energy.
The Securing America’s Future with Energy and Sustainable Technologies (SAFEST) Act would establish renewable energy and energy-efficiency…Continue
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The US Green Building Council is launching a new effort: The Center for Green Schools. This Center will be focused on changing the sustainability of universities, community colleges and schools. This is surrounding the design, construction and operation of educational centers so that the learning experience for students is enhanced and costs are avoided for school districts and higher education institutions.
The Center is creating new resources and advocacy tools to support USGBC…Continue
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A commentary about clean energy subsidies stirred my blood again so I decided to search a little and found some interesting items.
and a commentary interview on Nuclear that appears legit:…Continue
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A new commentary authored by Charity Pennock, from Southern Growth Policies Board and Southeast Agriculture & Forestry Energy Resource Alliance focuses on rural job creation from the development of the Bioeconomy. According to the commentary, the bioeconomy is "the creation of power, fuels and energy from biomass".
This economy largely consists of feedstock development and procurement; almost 50% of job creation, in this field, according to this commentary. The publication…Continue
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A new report published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy highlights the successes of the energy efficiency provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This act was signed by George W. Bush and included manufacturer and consumer tax incentives for energy-saving technologies, minimum efficiency standards for appliances and equipment, and a variety of other provisions to encourage energy savings. The successful implementation of this bill was dependent on good…Continue
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