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In late September, I traveled to Virginia’s Eastern Shore to join Governor Terry McAuliffe and other state and local officials for his announcement of the Commonwealth’s issuance of its first permit for a new 80 megawatt solar facility that will be constructed in Accomack County. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Community Energy to build the new installation — Amazon Solar Farm US East — and the project is expected to more than quadruple the amount of solar energy currently installed in Virginia. In his announcement, Governor McAuliffe said: “The partnership between Community Energy and Amazon Web Services, which will result in the largest solar facility in the mid-Atlantic, is indicative of the types of opportunities that my Administration is working toward through our commitment to build a new Virginia economy.”

Monday, 26 November 2012 16:47

Biofuels Yield Military, Economic Dividends

By James Marvin, A former Navy Seal and currently a clean-energy consultant at Environmental Entrepreneurs.

Every day around the world, technologies that are developed by the military help our troops carry out missions that keep America safe.  But beyond strengthening our national security and giving Americans peace of mind, military investments in technology yield another dividend — economic growth. And a new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows just how big that growth can be.  >>View blog post at 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:55

Clean Fuels Drive Economic Growth

February 20 -- Encouraging the growth of the advanced biofuel industry can provide an economic boost for the country, according to research by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), an NRDC affiliate.  >>View Article


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