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Monday, 17 September 2012 12:49

Red States Equal Green Jobs

September 17 -- If you look at the growth of “green” jobs in the U.S., it’s hard to miss something interesting: Heavily Republican states are deeply involved in renewable energy development.That’s the observation from a report authored by Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar of DBL Investors, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. >>View Article

September 18 -- Work and hiring are under way in earnest at a Holland company that four years ago set out to build wind turbine blades. >>View Article

September 19 --  A California biofuels company is building a $60 million plant that will make wood pellets in central Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that General Biofuels Georgia plans to begin production in 2014. >>View Article

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:44

DoE’s Bet On A Solar Winner

September 19 -- The Semprius solar cell manufacturer is set to open its new facility in Henderson, North Carolina on September 26, and while churning out  solar cells the size of pencil points, it will generate more than 250 new green jobs. >>View Article

Friday, 21 September 2012 14:12

Clean Energy Gathers Momentum As Big Business

September 21 -- Judging from the number of financiers, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and corporate managers at this week’s Maryland Clean Energy Summit, the renewable energy business and companies that reduce use of carbon fuels are becoming larger and more profitable. >>View Article

September 5 -- As the premiere cleantech conference of the South, the Savannah International Clean Energy Conference (SICEC), November 11 -13, is set to bring international exposure to Georgia and highlight the regions clean technology strengths. >>View Article

September 6 --There have been a lot of state "firsts" for solar arrays in the past few months -- in states other than the two biggies, California and New Jersey. Minnesota, for example, got its largest array when IKEA switched on 1,014-kilowatt (kW) system over the summer; and Virginia and Michigan said the same a few weeks earlier, because of projects financed by the retailer.  >>View Article

September 6 -- The vast majority of farmers (82 per cent) who are looking to invest in renewable energy are motivated by concerns over rising energy costs, according to new research from Barclays, with one in three farmers (33 per cent) looking to make a renewables investment in the next two years. >>View Article

Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:01

California Solar Farms Hit Electricity Milestone

September 6 -- California’s big solar farms have surpassed a new milestone amid the late summer heat, reaching 1 gigawatt of electrical generation capacity, the state’s main grid operator said Tuesday. >>View Article

September 10 -- The UAW today endorsed the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs proposal because it will jump start Michigan manufacturing and rein in rising costs for consumers and businesses. “Michigan has the most skilled workers in the world, and Proposal 3 can create thousands of new manufacturing jobs that cannot be outsourced,” UAW President Bob King said. “Proposal 3 will help put our state’s manufacturing talent to work, will help to preserve a healthy environment for Michigan citizens while reining in rising energy costs for businesses. >>View Article


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