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March 12 -- Don Lepard, a Chattanooga business executive, recently won a contract from his hometown to install 27,000 wireless, energy-efficient LED streetlights in the city. Lepard moved fast. In the space of a few months, his company, Global Green Lighting (GGL), acquired a vacant 180,000 square foot manufacturing facility in nearby Hixon, Tennessee, brought back production lines from its operations in China, hired 25 people and started making bulbs. >>View Article

January 3 -- There is plenty to dislike about the last-minute fiscal-cliff deal that Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell hashed out on New Year’s Eve. But the technology and energy provisions are bright spots.  >>View Article

January 2 -- Congress approved a fiscal cliff deal on Tuesday and in it included an extension of the wind energy tax credits for wind projects built in 2013. The wind energy industry is breathing a sigh of relief and says 37,000 jobs will be saved.  >>View Article

December 14 -- Conflicting visions of Colorado's energy industry, the environment and the economy emerged during a forum on energy policy in south metro Denver on Thursday. >>View Article

November 27 -- In September, Gov. Paul LePage cited a report that said Maine's renewable energy mandate would cost electricity ratepayers $145 million and nearly 1,000 jobs by 2017. The study was immediately challenged for its conclusions, and now its motives are under scrutiny. >>View Article 

Monday, 26 November 2012 17:39

Advanced Energy Means Growth for Arkansas

November 26 -- Now that we know who will be working from the White House, Capitol Hill and the state Capitol for the next few years, it’s time to set priorities concerning what they can do for Arkansas — and, especially — for our state’s economy. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 17:43

Could Going Solar Save Teacher Salaries?

November 20 -- It seems counterintuitive that shelling out for a large capital expense may give a school more money to pay teachers, but that’s what’s happening at a number of California schools. With their budgets continuously slashed, California schools have had to get creative to find ways to keep teachers. >>View Article 

November 19 -- When military veterans search for jobs, they often want more than a paycheck. Many say they look for rewarding work and a team of dedicated people focused on a common mission. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:28

Green Energy Jobs On The Rise In Texas

November 13 -- Clean energy jobs are on the rise in Texas.  As more projects are created across the Panhandle, and with the recent reelection, some professionals in our area say the future is looking very green.  Executive Dir. of Class 4 Winds AJ Swope says, "the president has very famously touted clean energy. In the past four years however, didn't really get a lot done with the clean energy industry. And obviously we're seeing a decline in green job growth." >>View Article 

November 5 -- It just got a little bit easier for veterans returning to western Tennessee to find a good job.  And one of the main reasons is the work of my friend, retired Marine Lt. Gen. John "Glad" Castellaw.  While Tennessee might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of clean energy, Gen. Castellaw sees opportunity in his home state. He has led the effort to create a program that helps unemployed military veterans find jobs, builds on the Volunteer State's rich agriculture base, and shows how our country can transition to a clean energy economy. >>View Article 

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