Green Sector Growing Fastest – Pew Study – Sustainable Business
Pew found that jobs in the clean energy economy grew at a national rate of 9.1%, while traditional jobs grew by only 3.7% between 1998 and 2007. There was a similar pattern at the state level, where job growth in the clean energy economy outperformed overall job growth in 38 states and the District of Columbia during the same period.
Clean Energy Investments Starting to Rise in 2Q 2009 – Environmental Leader
New Energy Finance’s first full-year forecast for 2009 shows that the financial crisis and recession have negatively impacted the sector. The good news, says the company, is that investments in clean energy companies in the second quarter have rallied with more than $2 billion of completed secondary issues for companies such as Vestas, SunPower, Q-Cells, Evergreen Solar and Suntech Power.
Rashidi’s concept takes advantage of the city’s existing water towers that were designed to hold thousands of pounds of water and thus could handle any forces the turbines exert, said Richard Steiner, who is working with Rashidi.
Beacon Power Lands $2M Flywheel Deal With New York – Green Light – Greentech Media
Beacon Power Corp. has landed a $2 million contract with the New York State Research and Development Authority to deliver a 1-megawatt flywheel energy storage system to help regulate the frequency of the state’s power grid, with the hope of 20 megawatts of storage to come.
The 5 Best Cities for Cleantech Companies – Fast Company
This East Coast city was the home of $387.17 million in greentech projects last year, representing a gain of 6.8% from 2007. The city is also host to a $500 million solar initiative and a $2 million affordable green housing project, as well as numerous cleantech companies like Boston Power, EnerNoc, and 1366 Technologies.