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Offshore Winds would Bring Jobs, Green Energy to New Jersey

February 18 -- New Jersey needs more jobs and we need those jobs now. Our state’s employment rates continue to trail behind most of the nation, and according to a December 2013 report by Rutgers University, New Jersey’s economic recovery will be about three years behind the national turnaround.

The 2010 Offshore Wind Economic Development Act was supposed to serve as an economic catalyst by bringing jobs and the green energy industry to New Jersey. However, three years have passed and we have yet to see a project and those benefits come to fruition. >>View Article

Firefighters Turned Chemists: Rio Rico Fire Leading Charge on Biodiesel

February 18 -- From the looks of it, you probably wouldn't guess a scientific lab down in Rio Rico is run by firefighters.

"There's a lot of technical processes to go through and there's a few of us that know how to do it," said Patrick McCarthy, public information officer for Rio Rico Fire.

The Rio Rico Fire District is one of only a handful of districts actually making Biodiesel. >>View Article

NASCAR on a Green Roll with New ACORE Partnership

February 14 -- When a petroleum-dependent mainstream sporting organization like NASCAR says it’s about time to cut through the politics and separate personal mobility from fossil fuels, then it really must be about time. Last week NASCAR announced that it had joined the Obama Administration’s EV Everywhere electric vehicle initiative, and on Monday NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) doubled down with yet another big sustainability promotion deal consisting of a multi-year partnership with the American Council On Renewable Energy, sponsored by Lockheed Martin. >>View Article

Huge Thermal Plant Opens as Solar Industry Grows

February 13 -- A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. >>View Article

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