Tag: economic development


Massive reductions in the price of solar means that more Americans are benefiting from this bill-saving, job-creating homegrown resource. Residential solar adoption is through the roof even as incentive programs have wound down in major markets like California. In fact, more than one Read more…


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announced yesterday funding totaling $41 million in concessional loans for renewable energy projects in six developing countries: Ecuador, Sierra Leone, the Maldives, Mauritania, Samoa, and Mali.


I’ve been helping behind the scenes on a new cleantech incubator recently launched in Vancouver, Canada called the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator. And in the process, I’ve been getting the opportunity to learn what other accelerators and incubators are doing well, Read more…


Puerto Rico currently generates an estimated 70 percent of their electric energy from fossil fuels. Due to the rising cost of fossil fuels and compounded by concerns over climate change, Puerto Rico has realized that they have an obligation to Read more…


Colorado, known as the Centennial State, is also known for its many clean technology and sustainability highlights. The state is always looking for new projects to employ that will aid the state in reaching its renewable energy goals and decreasing Read more…


The Case For Global Cleantech Clusters: Presented by: The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) There has been an explosion of cleantech clusters around the world, promising to help accelerate financing, growth, job creation and the next generation of sustainable technologies. Read more…


Ubbink East Africa has built a $2.7 million solar panel factory in Naivasha, Kenya. Ubbink East Africa Managing Director Haijo Kuper said during the official opening ceremony that the company will be producing 100 solar panels per day at the Read more…


From the beginning of his Administration, President Obama has been a champion for the wise stewardship of America's natural treasures, understanding the strong connection between the health of our lands and waters and the health of our economy. Smart, community-led Read more…


CPS, the municipal utility in San Antonio, Texas, is making a strong play for favorite utility of the year. The city has a 14 MW plant up and running, contracts for another 3 plants of 10 MW each, and an Read more…


Pennsylvania has come under fire lately as pollution from drilling in the Marcellus Shale threatens water resources across the state. But instead of ratcheting up oversight, Gov. Tom Corbett wants to hand authority over some of the state’s most critical Read more…


Last week, we took another big step forward in the Obama Administration’s efforts to encourage more sustainable development as we announced $100 million for our new Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program to encourage regions to integrate economic development, land Read more…

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