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Green Energy Jobs On The Rise In Texas

November 13 -- Clean energy jobs are on the rise in Texas.  As more projects are created across the Panhandle, and with the recent reelection, some professionals in our area say the future is looking very green.  Executive Dir. of Class 4 Winds AJ Swope says, "the president has very famously touted clean energy. In the past four years however, didn't really get a lot done with the clean energy industry. And obviously we're seeing a decline in green job growth." >>View Article 

Nevada Ranks 10th In Clean Energy Jobs

November 13 -- Nevada was ranked 10th nationwide for clean energy job creation during the third quarter, but the sector faces strong headwinds going into 2013.  The Silver State accounted for 420 of an estimated 10,819 jobs created in the clean energy sector nationwide in the last quarter, according to a report by nonpartisan advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs. >>View Article 

The Political Moment for A Renewable Economy

November 13 -- The aftermath of President Obama's reelection finds many experts trying to ascertain the deeper meaning of his relatively strong showing. Certainly, there is little question that the demographics of America have changed, and the social change that has been underway for decades has begun to find political expression. We expect politics to reflect the society we live in. That society has gay couples, abortions, immigrants, and a desire for sustainable, eco-friendly economic growth. >>View Article 

New Fort Myers Plant Creating Biodiesel Out Of Restaurants' Used Cooking Oil

November 12 -- It's a dirty job.  But Christian Colarusso is happy to have it. He's one of several recent Florida Gulf Coast University graduates to land a job at a new state-of-the-art plant that's pumping out biodiesel in Fort Myers.  He operates the processors and equipment that turn used cooking oil into eco-friendly fuel that can run just about any diesel engine. His job is all about grease. >>View Article 

Farmers Grow Profits With A New Crop: Solar Panels

November 12 -- Just off a country road is a sight few people ever imagined in this corner of southeastern North Carolina.  Solar panels cover a 35-acre field that once produced corn, tobacco and other crops. When the sun shines, the panels generate enough electricity for hundreds of homes.  “I initially thought this was a pipe dream,” said farmer Billy Dean Hunt, recalling discussions with a solar company about using his cornfield for a sun farm. “But I started talking to them. They convinced me they would honor what they said. So I did it.” >>View Article 

ACORE Releases 2012 State-By-State Resource For Renewable Energy

November 12 -- The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy information in one easily-accessed, online format, the report is intended to be an executive summary for all who are interested in the highlights of the renewable energy sector in every state.  View Report

Swing State Polls Show that Voters Support Clean, Renewable Energy

Polls in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia show that, despite anti-renewable energy campaign rhetoric, voters still want cleaner energy

Washington, DC—New swing state polls released by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute (AEE Ohio Institute) show that voters in Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Virginia—all of which helped decide the outcome of the election—support clean, secure, and affordable energy. Conducted the day after the election, these surveys demonstrate that American voters understand the benefits of clean energy despite the millions of dollars opponents poured into attacks on the industry.  >> View press release

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