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Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall - University of Notre Dame
Engineering professors at the University of Notre Dame have joined a consortium of 28 scientists, researchers and engineers in a proposal to build an extensive energy- and water-producing industrial corridor along the U.S.-Mexico border as an alternative to a border wall.
green-economy  sustainable-development  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
2 days ago by areadevelopment
New report says Virginia could be a leader in coming offshore wind boom - Virginia Mercury
A new report says Virginia’s port infrastructure, experienced maritime workforce and geographical advantages make it an ideal candidate for becoming a hub for the East Coast offshore wind supply chain.
wind-energy  virginia  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
From Rooftops to Algae Pools: Orlando’s Vision for Carbon-Free Energy - The New York Times
You can see its aspirations in the thousands of ponds all over the city that collect the runoff from Central Florida’s frequent downpours. Floating solar panels rise and fall in the water, sending power to the grid.
green-economy  sustainable-development  urban-planning  government-policy  utilities  energy  orlando  Florida  Around-the-web  this-week-436  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Fuel Economy Freeze Will Leave U.S. Auto Industry in the Dust - Detroit Free Press
The car as Americans have known it since the days of Henry Ford is about to be transformed. That is the consensus of industry leaders. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne predicts that “carmakers have less than a decade to reinvent themselves.”
automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  green-economy  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  energy-efficiency  energy-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-433  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
New Jersey Is Now The United States' Hottest Clean Energy Economy - Forbes
Other states in the 50x30 club are thriving economically.  Each state with this target has generated higher annual GDP growth than the U.S. average since 2009 and they boast some of America’s largest clean energy job workforces per capita – led by California’s 520,000 green jobs and an economy that’s grown faster than the U.S. average for six consecutive years.
green-economy  new-jersey  government-policy  wind-energy  green-facilities  Around-the-web  this-week-429 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative - strategy+business
A growing number of innovative companies is capturing CO2 and using it to create materials and products for human consumption.
green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The only U.S. polysilicon supplier is still reeling - Crain's Detroit Business
Saginaw County-based Hemlock Semiconductor is the only U.S.; Supplier of polysilicon to the semiconductor industry; Hemlock lost 700 jobs, $500 million in revenue after 2012 tariffs imposed on Chinese solar manufacturers; Impact of Trump tariffs remains to be seen
energy  solar  supply-chain  trade-agreements  tariffs  china  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-420-top 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Imperium3 New York Picks Up Alevo's US Factory Assets for Battery Gigafactory - Greentech Media
A battery development consortium called Imperium3 New York (IM3NY) has fast-tracked plans for a gigafactory after picking up Alevo’s North Carolina factory machinery in auction.

Australian consortium member Magnis Resources, which is planning to launch three gigafactories worldwide, said IM3NY bought the assets, worth more than $200 million, for just $5 million. 

The consortium now plans to move forward with plans for a 1-gigawatt-hour-a-year lithium-ion battery production factory that will be located on Huron Campus, in the Greater Binghamton area of New York state. 
batteries  green-economy  gigafactory  new-york  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
JinkoSolar Set to Build a US Factory, the First Planned in Response to Tariffs - Greentech Media
Taiwanese solar manufacturer United Renewable Energy is also planning to launch a new U.S. module facility in the wake of Trump’s tariff decision.
solar  green-economy  business-globalization  fdi-USA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Complex Interplay of Cities, Corporations and Climate - Brookings
Pittsburgh shows the power of networks, where both strategic planning and project governance are steered by coalitions of public, private, and civic entities, with an outsize role for private philanthropy.
Metros  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  urban-planning  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The New Water Wars Reshaping America - OZY
Increasingly across the nation, water concerns are bubbling up, affecting millions in their wake. The political ramifications of water were amplified during the North Dakota Access pipeline protests of last year, in which protesters coined the phrase “Water is life.”
water-availability  infrastructure  Around-the-web  green-economy  climate-change  risk-management  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump is right to protect U.S. manufacturers. Here’s how he could help us. - The Washington Post
The U.S. solar industry needs help fighting unfair competition from China.
Matt Card is executive vice president at Suniva, a Georgia-based solar cell and module manufacturing company.
u.s.-manufacturing  energy  green-economy  solar  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to Revive U.S. Solar Factories Faces Familiar Job-Killer - Bloomberg
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
solar  energy  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  china  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous - LA Times
The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to start considering a tariff on imports of the most popular photovoltaic generating panels used in the booming U.S. residential and utility-scale solar markets. A stiff tariff could double the price of imported photovoltaic panels made from crystalline silicon, an outcome that is either calamitous or full of opportunity for the burgeoning solar industry, depending on how you look at it.
business-globalization  Around-the-web  solar  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  this-week-402 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Sky's the limit for clean-energy jobs in Minnesota, across U.S. -
As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, an industry-led nonprofit. 
minnesota  midwest  regional-reports  industry-reports  industry-clusters  green-economy  energy  solar-power  wind-energy  industry-organizations 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection - WIRED
Suniva and SolarWorld have petitioned the US International Trade Commission calling for strong tariffs against foreign manufacturers claiming that foreign governments, like China, have subsidized competing solar cell manufacturers abroad, undercutting the US solar industry. But much of the rest of the US solar industry finds those figures far-fetched, and calls the tariff a terrible idea.
solar  energy  green-economy  trade-agreements  business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  tariffs  industry-reports  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The red state with an energy blueprint - Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa - TheHill
Right now, the reliability of the electric grid with renewable energy increases is under review. But I believe Iowa is a red state with a blueprint for the United States’ next steps. 
Around-the-web  green-economy  sustainable-development  iowa  wind-energy  energy  this-week-395  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports? - Scientific American
Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are all eyeing up manufacturing and maintenance businesses that would support wind energy
supply-chain  parts-suppliers  green-economy  wind-energy  ports  mid-atlantic  new-england  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-391-top 
july 2017 by areadevelopment

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