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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 13:26

Welcome to the ACORE Guest Blog!

October, 9 2012

I joined the ACORE team about five months ago after I finished my undergraduate work at Rutgers University.  The first thing I noticed when I joined ACORE is how dedicated the staff is to promoting renewable energy.  In so many ways ACORE is at the center of the renewable energy industry.  This is reflected in the architecture of ACORE events that facilitate business collaboration and networking among all sectors of the industry and provide unique opportunities to learn about the state of the industry from a wide and inclusive perspective.  I've heard tremendous conversations at these events regarding clean technology, investment, policy, and numerous other issues and hope conversations of that caliber reach a larger audience through this Guest Blog.

August 29 -- Clean energy and clean transportation companies churned out some 38,600 new jobs in the second quarter of 2013, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit that tracks cleantech. >>View Article

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 15:52

Cape Wind is an historic opportunity

June 19 -- The Alliance for Business Leadership is a Bay State based non-profit public affairs community for CEOs, Investors and Entrepreneurs committed to greater social and environmental responsibility. More than 150 founders, CEOs, and managing principals of Massachusetts companies – the vast majority of which work outside of the Bay State’s burgeoning clean tech industry but including many of the state’s fastest growing companies large and small – participate in our Alliance. And the Alliance for Business Leadership is an enthusiastic supporter of Cape Wind. >>View Article

November 1 --  An out-of-the-lab solar-power system has successfully shown it can convert more than a third of the sun’s direct sunlight into electricity, a new record for a technology that focuses sunlight akin to the way school kids burn leaves and ants under magnifying glasses. >>View Article

October 26 -- News spread like wildfire in political circles last week that a clean-energy company that received a government grant filed for bankruptcy. What was lost in the chatter is that the clean-technology industry as a whole is performing well. >>View Article 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:01

Sacramento Ranks No. 4 In Clean Tech Index

October 24 --  Lots of energy-efficient buildings and hybrid vehicles. A sizable crop of workers engaged in green and clean-tech industries.  Add it all up, and Sacramento ranks No. 4 in a nationwide index of clean tech metro areas released Tuesday.  The first-ever U.S. Metro Clean Tech Index, assembled by Oregon consulting firm Clean Edge Inc., gives the Sacramento area high marks for its workforce, hybrid and electric vehicles and buildings that qualify for the federal government's Energy Star certification. >>View Article 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 15:52

LTE: The Promise Of Renewable Energy

October 23 -- David Brooks’s Oct. 19 column, “A Sad Green Story,” unfairly brands clean technology subsidies as wasteful corporate welfare. He does not mention the numerous subsidies, in the form of research grants, sweetheart resource extraction contracts and costly foreign policy interventions, that have benefited fossil fuels for decades. The reluctance of both political parties to eliminate these subsidies puts clean technologies at a competitive disadvantage. >>View Article 

October 18 --  Facts can be funny things and the fact is, some people don't look at the facts when assessing the economic impacts of environmentally friendly business practices. There has been an ugly rumor floating around that sustainable energy is bad business. Witness the recent U.S. Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates in which Republican nominees Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan implied that over half the green companies receiving federal stimulus dollars have gone bankrupt (actually three out of 28), or that the funds simply amounted to "green pork." That's not likely. As the AP points out, the stimulus helped create both public- and private-sector jobs. By the way: never eat green pork. >>View Article

Monday, 15 October 2012 17:49

Green Energy Creates Jobs In Tennessee

October 15 -- One of the continuing policy threads in the presidential race is whether green energy has been worth the millions of dollars the federal government has invested in the technology in hopes of generating jobs and lessening dependence on fossil fuels. In Greater Memphis, at least, green energy technology has generated jobs. >>View Article

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