Editor Jason Hoyle and rest of the Appalachian State University Energy Center
team has just released Volume 4 of the Economic Developer's Guide to the Renewable Energy Industries. This fourth installment is an excellent continuation of the series. A PDF version of the report is available by following the link below...DevelopersGuideV4.pdf
A couple highlights of this issue include a discussion on how to be competitive within the green economy, a critical NC legislative update, an overview of the increasing role and influence of China and India in both clean energy supply and demand, a review of NC's potential as a natural resources potential for clean energy industries, and a review of some new sustainability resources for manufacturers.
"Today, targeting green economic development opportunities is a necessity for any local area seeking to maintain its status quot level of competitiveness." (pg 4)
"Clean technology growth is virtually unprecedented on a global scale. Economic opportunities exist to some degree for all industries, all occupations, and all places." (pg 4)
"The OECD toolkit is essentially a 'how to' guide for non-technical, or non-expert managers seeking green solutions to common manufacturing challenges." (pg 15)
"Working in collaboration with the US Department of Commerce, the EPA established the Green Suppliers Network to help small and medium-sized manufacturers learn effective strategies and techniques to integrate Lean and Clean improvements into their manufacturing operations - helping companies stay competitive and profitable while reducing their impact on the environment."Get the full issue here