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
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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
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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
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
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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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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
Added by John H. Duncan on March 21, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
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
Added by John H. Duncan on March 17, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
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
Added by John H. Duncan on March 16, 2011 at 2:20pm — 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
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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
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