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Pittsburgh Economic Boom And Marcellus Shale - Burgh Diaspora
Big Energy would like to take credit for the Pittsburgh boom. An inconvenient truth is that the City bans the drilling process hydraulic fracturing.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  natural-gas  energy  metros  pittsburgh  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Emerging US Priorities and Market Trends in Energy Efficiency - Johnson Controls
The energy services market is positioned for a decade of growth that can be accelerated by new market and policy actions. Iain Campbell, Vice President and General Manager of Global Energy and Workplace Solutions for Johnson Controls, recently provided an update and perspective on the future of the energy services market in the U.S.
energy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  taxes-incentives  government-policy  facility-planning  sustainable-development  facility-retrofits 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
America’s Energy Seen Adding 3.6 Million Jobs Along With 3% GDP - Businessweek
A surge in U.S. natural gas development has spurred $226 billion in spending plans on pipelines, storage, processing facilities and power plants, most slated for the next five years.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  industry-clusters  natural-gas  energy  industry-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Over 2,300 Ala. firms get special electric rates - Businessweek
More than 2,300 Alabama businesses are using special electric rates that a state regulatory board approved last year to encourage an economic recovery.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  energy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Can the U.S. Revitalize its Infrastructure? - IndustryWeek
Pushing the limits of an aging infrastructure, U.S. manufacturers face a future of increasing costs and instability unless new technologies and new investments can rejuvinate the system.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-174  energy  logistics  infrastructure 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
A Closer Look At The Initial Ethane Cracker Tax Break - StateImpact Pennsylvania
As leg­is­la­tors pre­pare to vote on Gov­er­nor Corbett’s $1.65 bil­lion ethane cracker tax credit, Public­Source takes a closer look at the tax break that has already been signed into law: a “Key­stone Oppor­tu­nity Zone” expan­sion giv­ing Shell a fifteen-year exemp­tion from state and local taxes.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-173  Pennsylvania  taxes-incentives  government-policy  natural-gas  energy 
june 2012 by areadevelopment
UT Report: Solar Growing as Viable US Energy Source - Tennessee Today
Solar power is a viable energy source for the nation, and its use is rapidly growing in the U.S. as federal incentives—similar to those that helped other energy markets to develop—are put in place.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  solar  green-economy  STUDIES  sustainable-development  energy  This-week-167 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Made in Texas: How GE Helped Get Texas Manufacturing in Gear - GE Reports
Four years ago, much of the global economy fell into a rut, but Randy Bentley added a second shift. “We’ve been running two 12-hour shifts close to five years now with no slowdown in sight,” he says. Bentley is a vice president at Numerical Precision Inc., a machining business based in Crosby, Texas, just outside Houston. GE is his biggest customer.
energy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  manufacturing  GE  texas  This-week-167 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Apple to build nation's largest private fuel-cell energy complex with Bloom Energy technology - San Jose Mercury News
Apple filed its plans with the North Carolina Utilities Commission last week to build the 4.8-megawatt project in Maiden, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte. That's where Cupertino-based Apple has built a data center to support the company's iCloud online data storage system and its Siri voice-recognition software.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-164  north-carolina  sustainable-development  energy  data-centers  green-economy 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
Will We See a Silicon Valley of Smart Energy? - Pike Research
We all know that Silicon Valley is the beating heart of the tech industry, with large corporations, tiny start-ups, entrepreneurs and the finance community all living, working and drinking coffee together.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-164  energy  green-economy  industry-clusters 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
The Smart Grid is the Next Big Thing in Green Building. So Why Aren’t More Buildings Connecting? - NREI
By connecting to smart grids and utilizing demand response (DR) systems, a building can determine automatically through its building management system (BMS) how much electricity it needs at various times of day.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  facility-planning  This-week-161  smart-grid  green-economy  sustainable-development  energy 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
Midwest Manufacturing Snapshot: Energy Use and Efficiency Policies - World Resources Institute
During the past decade, the Midwest lost one-third of its total manufacturing workforce. There is a growing interest in understanding how industrial energy efficiency investments could contribute to regional economic recovery and long-term competitiveness for U.S.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-158  energy  mid-west  manufacturing  STUDIES 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
SC wind turbine test facility nears completion -
Amid dust and din, a cavernous 70-year-old warehouse once used by the Navy is being transformed to play a key role in the nation's energy future.
this-week-158  twitterfeed  around-the-web  south-carolina  industry-reports  wind-energy  energy  adaptive-re-use 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Solar Comes of Age - strategy+business
A leading solar energy policy advocate on how this dynamic, rapidly maturing industry can reach its true potential.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-158  energy  solar  industry-reports 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
2012 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study -
Overall Satisfaction among Business Customers of Electric Utilities Increases Notably, But Satisfaction Lags among Businesses That Spend the Least on Electricity.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  surveys  energy  STUDIES 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
World's largest solar plant powers up - The Independent
Just under a month ago, on an empty mountain plateau in Andalusia, the last of 600,000 parabolic mirrors were connected, and Andasol, the world's largest solar power station, become operational.
story-ideas  twitterfeed  around-the-web  spain  green-economy  energy  solarpower 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
The Chinese Solar Machine - Technology Review
Chinese manufacturers have ­dominated the international ­market for conventional solar ­panels by ­building bigger ­factories faster. Now they will need to ­innovate to maintain their lead.
green-economy  energy  solar  china  this-week-151  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
Americans See High Energy Costs Ahead But Bullish That Advanced Energy Can Solve Problems, Strengthen Economy - Advanced Energy Economy
More than 60 percent of Americans Expect Gas Costs to be $5 a Gallon or More in Next 5 Years; But See Energy-Saving Technologies Creating Jobs and Making U.S. More Competitive
energy  STUDIES  green-economy  sustainable-development  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
For U.S. Renewable Energy, 2012 Will Be a Bad Year - TIME
U.S. wind and solar companies are panicking over the murky future of federal support for renewable energy. Generous tax credits and subsidies have helped the U.S. renewable industry thrive. But much of that government aid is set to expire at the end of the year, and if Congress doesn't act the U.S. renewable-energy industry could suffer a major crash in the years ahead.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  green-economy  energy  this-week-150  around-the-web  twitterfeed  Week 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S. - Grist
In 1970, renewable energy in the U.S. was effectively nonexistent. Now, here's a U.S. map of non-hydro renewable energy installations built or planned today
renewable-energy  green-economy  energy  this-week-149  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
ClimateWire: U.S. utility programs result in widely varying levels of energy efficiency — Ceres
The report, released today by Ceres, the Energy Foundation and M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC, offers a benchmark assessment of energy efficiency programs at U.S. electric utilities.
energy  around-the-web  twitterfeed  STUDIES 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
Aging infrastructure creates supply concerns in Texas, New England - FierceEnergy
A new report by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation says that Texas and New England be unable to produce the power they need to meet peak demand.
energy  infrastructure  this-week-148  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
Bill Gates: The Energy Research Imperative - Science
As someone now working full time in global health and development, I see firsthand how the U.S. government's support for scientific research has improved people's lives. That support is vital in another area—affordable, clean energy. I believe it is imperative that the government commit to clean energy innovation at a level similar to its research investments in health and defense.
government-policy  green-economy  energy  this-week-148  around-the-web  twitterfeed  research&development 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Infographic: America's Energy Prices Vs. The World - Fast Company
Think your electricity bill is high? It's not. Neither is your heating bill or the price you pay at the pump. In the grand scheme of things, in fact, you're getting a great deal.
energy  this-week-145  around-the-web  twitterfeed  infographics 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
HELP WANTED: The North Dakota Boom -
The nation’s unemployment rate has been hovering at nearly nine percent since 2009. But not every state is suffering an employment crisis. In the remote, windswept state of North Dakota, job fairs often bustle with more recruiters than potential workers.
demographics  regional-reports  jobs  north-dakota  energy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The Most Energy-Efficient States In America - Forbes
Massachusetts overtakes California, which has topped ACEEE's efficiency scorecard for the last four years. The Bay State’s ascendance is primarily
energy  sustainable-development  green-economy  ranking  STUDIES  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Gas Drilling Boom Brings New Life To Steel Industry - NPR
A natural gas drilling boom in Pennsylvania is helping the economies of Rust Belt cities long accustomed to bad news. Drilling requires steel — lots of it — and that has manufacturers expanding and hiring new workers.
energy  natural-gas  regional-reports  Pennsylvania  this-week-142  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Tax Plan to Turn Old Buildings ‘Green’ Finds Favor -
A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions.
energy  sustainable-development  solar  this-week-140  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Solar energy company collapse a worrisome sign for ’green-tech’ hopes -
The collapse of a once-promising solar panel manufacturer may signal a shaky future for a green jobs sector targeted for government stimulus spending, experts said this week.
industry-reports  solar  energy  pv  government-policy  taxes-incentives  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Every Company is an Energy Company - Deloitte
As leaders around the world begin to see the strong link between financial performance and commitment to sustainability, meeting sustainability goals is set to become a top priority. And an energy strategy is the first step towards sustainability.
energy  sustainable-development  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Green Buildings Sector Will Save The US Economy $1.2 trillion - Green Economy
According to a study sponsored by the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC), investing in the energy efficiency of buildings, combined with other non-transportation initiatives, could reduce U.S. energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, save the U.S. economy $1.2 trillion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.1 gigatons annually.
sustainable-development  green-economy  facility-planning  energy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Top Ten Highlights of Cleantech in North Carolina - CleanTechies Blog -
North Carolina has taken great steps in becoming a leader in the cleantech industry, not just in the South but throughout the entire nation.
regional-reports  north-carolina  energy  cleantech  green-economy  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Data Centers Using Less Power Than Forecast, Report Says -
ata centers’ unquenchable thirst for electricity has been slaked by the global recession and by a combination of new power-saving technologies, according to an independent report on data center power use from 2005 to 2010.
data-centers  energy  sustainable-development  facility-planning  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Vermont firms team up to spread smart grid, broadband Internet -
Vermont's two largest electric utilities are teaming up with a telecommunications company in an agreement they say will bring the state more broadband coverage and more efficient electric use.
energy  infrastructure  ict  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed  vermont 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Kansas City to Leverage Google for Smart Grid - Greentech Media
Earlier this year, Google chose a community to receive its ultra-fast, one-gigabit-per-second broadband internet access. Despite the fact that Topeka, KS renamed itself “Google” for a day, the winner was Kansas City, KS, and a few months later its larger, better-known neighbor, Kansas City, MO, was also elected to receive the super fast service.
google-fiber  kansas-city  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed  infrastructure  ict  sustainable-development  energy 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts sees sharp growth in energy efficiency efforts - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger
Nearly every wind turbine project in this state has run into resistance. Solar power has been easier to install, but not as efficient in New England’s notoriously fickle climate. And efforts to fire up a biomass power plant industry turned into a nonstarter.
regional-reports  Massachusetts  industry-reports  sustainable-development  green-economy  energy  solar  wind-energy  biomass  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
New York City’s massive solar opportunity - Grist
The city should immediately maximize solar power development to save millions in electricity costs.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  energy  around-the-web  twitterfeed  infrastructure 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Green jobs are real: U.S. solar employs more people than steel - Grist
With roughly 93,500 direct and indirect jobs, the American solar industry now employs about 20,000 more workers than the U.S. steel production sector. The American steel industry has historically been a symbol of the country's industrial might and economic prosperity. But today, the solar industry has the potential to overtake that image as we build a new, clean-energy economy.
industry-reports  green-economy  solar  energy  this-week-131  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
New Google R&D Team Charged With Making Renewable Energy Work For The Market - Fast Company
Forget driverless cars: Google is hiring engineers to develop new technology that can deliver clean energy at utility scale.
energy  cleantech  green-economy  industry-reports  high-tech  this-week-130  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Energy Consumption Central to Economic Growth - Brookings Institution
As gas prices continue to rise, the future of American energy policy is once again in the forefront of discussion. At a recent event, Michael Greenstone outlined the vital role that energy consumption and innovation play in driving economic growth in the United States and on a global sca
twitterfeed  competitiveness  economy  this-week-130  around-the-web  energy  sustainable-development  green-economy  industry-reports 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Gov. Rick Snyder announces $3 billion boost for Michigan businesses -
Michigan firms in partnership with the state say they’ll plow $3 billion in capital and purchasing in emerging businesses as part of a Pure Michigan Business Connect program announced by Gov. Rick Snyder at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
economic-development-news  government-policy  small-business  energy  sustainable-development  this-week-130  around-the-web  twitterfeed  seed-funds 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Solar Rises on the East Coast - GIGAOM
California is home to the U.S. solar industry, and it will continue to be. Of the roughly two gigawatts (GW) of installed domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, half of it is in California. But the industry is spreading out — to the other coast.
green-economy  energy  solar  industry-reports  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Hundreds of Miles of Wind Farms, Networked Under the Sea - Popular Science
The Atlantic Wind Connection would link wind farms over hundreds of miles using undersea cables and voltage conversion stations.
infrastructure  energy  wind-energy  this-week-127  green-economy  sustainable-development  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
How We'll Power The U.S. In 2035 - Fast Company
The current energy landscape is rife with contradictions: Gas prices are shooting up, renewables are being implemented at a seemingly rapid pace, natural gas is being simultaneously demonized and hailed as an energy savior, and electric cars are finally starting to roll off production lines.
this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed  energy  sustainable-development  energy-sustainable-development 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Expands Seeding of Biomass -
This week the federal Department of Agriculture announced a host of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural America, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touring the Midwest, seeding biomass projects as he goes.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-125  biomass  sustainable-development  energy  renewable-energy  energy-sustainable-development  government-policy 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Top Ten Solar Cleantech Programs Globally -
Because of its affordable price tag and the fact it is a constant source of energy; many locations throughout the world have harnessed the power of the sun in an effort to cut down on their use of fossil fuels.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-125  solar  sustainable-development  energy-sustainable-development  energy 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Electric car companies standardize charging plug - CNNMoney
Charging electric cars will be a vital part of the consumer experience, and the auto industry knows making the experience as easy as possible is crucial to the cars' success.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-123  automotive-industry  electric-car  sustainable-development  energy  energy-sustainable-development 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Top Ten Smart Grid Projects Globally - CleanTechies
Currently, many countries around the world, worried about increased use of energy, are looking to implement a number of smart grid projects to decrease total energy consumption through energy efficient measures provided by smart grids.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-123  clean-energy  cleantech  smart-grid  energy  sustainable-development  business-globalization  government-policy 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Jerry Brown's tough choice: green energy in hard economic times - Christian Science Monitor
With Jerry Brown now governor, California lawmakers are resurrecting an idea vetoed by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Make utilities buy at least 33 percent of electricity from renewable sources.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-118  california  government-policy  sustainable-development  renewable-energy  energy  energy-sustainable-development 
february 2011 by areadevelopment
'Dirty' Energy Dwarfs Clean in China and India -
Many experts agree that for the world to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions, the galloping economies of China and India would have to figure out how to base their future economic expansion on technologies and fuels that are “cleaner” than the fossil fuels the United States and Europe used in their own industrial revolutions long ago.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-117  sustainable-development  china  india  energy-sustainable-development  energy 
february 2011 by areadevelopment
The Invisible Food Crisis - Slate
Food prices are going up everywhere. Will they start rising in America, too?
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-117  globalization  economy  economics  energy 
february 2011 by areadevelopment
The Next Hot Space for Solar: Landfills - GigaOm
When solar first began catching on, many residents and business-owners began realizing that their rooftops were an untapped asset. A similar transformation is occurring with solar development in brownfields.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-115  solar  sustainable-development  brownfields  energy  energy-sustainable-development 
february 2011 by areadevelopment
Arizona Solar Plant Picks Chinese Supplier -
Suntech, the Chinese solar giant, has won a contract to supply photovoltaic panels for a 150-megawatt project in Arizona, marking China’s entry into a lucrative United States power-plant market dominated by American companies.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-115  sustainable-development  globalization  solar  china  energy 
february 2011 by areadevelopment
Boom in Canadian oil companies -
Investors are flocking to small Canadian oil and gas companies that are using advanced technology and access to capital markets to expand global exploration.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-110  canada  location-canada  oil  industry-reports  energy 
december 2010 by areadevelopment

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