Added by Duncan Cavanaugh on March 16, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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
Added by John H. Duncan on March 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The investment includes a $200m smart grid grant that the company secured from the US Department of Energy.
The companies will work together to improve the power network’s power…Continue
CANDLER, NC (March 4, 2011) – More than 65 individuals from 12 community colleges across the Western North Carolina region came together with representatives from AdvantageGreen, the North Carolina State Energy Office, the Offices of Congressman Heath Shuler and Senator Kay Hagan, and local employers, including FLS…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 14, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Ethanol plant switches to butanol production; eyes "carbon sink" benefits
Gevo of Englewood, Colo. bought a factory in Luverne, Minn., that makes ethanol from corn. Ethanol replaces some petroleum but has only one main use, vehicle fuel, and it yields less energy per gallon than gasoline. Gevo will convert the plant to make a different chemical, isobutanol, one of a number of new pathways to butanol, a chemical that can be used for fuel for many other…
Added by Matt Raker on March 11, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today announced the opening of its $12 million i6 Green Challenge in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
EDA will award up to $1 million to each of six teams…Continue
Added by Kelly Sheehan Martin on March 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Schneider Electric Is Launching Go Green in the City, a New International Case Competition for Students Focusing on Innovative Energy Solutions for the City
Added by Dan E. Kincaid on March 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by Patrick Harper on March 10, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Thursday's Asheville Citizen-Times features an excellent Op-Ed piece on green jobs and the clean energy economy in WNC. Check out the excerpts below and read the full article at the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Asheville boasts a small but diverse job market led by health care and tourism after the falloff of manufacturing jobs in the past two decades. Economic developers are…Continue
Added by Patrick Harper on March 10, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments
The Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF) provides debt and equity financing to environmental and natural resource-based small businesses (www.ncifund.org). The Fund’s goal is to foster sustainable economic development and create quality employment in rural communities. NCIF is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution and is an affiliate of The Conservation Fund (…Continue
Added by Anna Tefft on March 10, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
Read the full article in the…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
I am attending this week. I will try to get significant, relevant information out to those of you in renewable energy. Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss.
Added by Matt Raker on March 7, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has created 11 short videos featuring successful implementation of energy projects by counties around the United States. These videos are from counties all across the United States including Washington, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona, Texas and Florida. These videos serve as testimonials from county officials and staff concerning the implementation of cost-effective climate and energy strategies.
To view all 11 videos, please visit NACo's…Continue
Added by John H. Duncan on March 7, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
SylvanSport, the innovative outdoor gear company, has consolidated its manufacturing operations into its new headquarters in Brevard, North Carolina. The company was founded in Transylvania County in 2004, and makes what National Geographic Adventure calls, “the coolest camper ever.”
Added by Matt Raker on March 2, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments
A first study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi –…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 1, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments
The United States' reliance on coal to generate almost half of its electricity, costs the economy about $345 billion a year in hidden expenses not borne by miners or utilities, including health problems in mining communities and pollution around power plants, a study found.…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on March 1, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- James Brazell spent 40 years working for Texaco, ultimately retiring from the oil company as the coordinator of its worldwide exploration and production activities. So what is he doing driving a Crystal Red Chevrolet Volt electric car?
Added by Brian Taylor on February 28, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation's Sustainable Environments work is grounded in an understanding of the interplay between the environment, the economy, and social equity. Through this category, grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in three key priority areas that aim to transform how Americans work, consume, and move: Climate Change, Green Economy, and Transportation and Smart Growth. Online letters…Continue
Added by Matt Raker on February 28, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments