On November 19, the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina officially became a “wind-powered economic zone” by proclamation of a City Council resolution. This resolution represents true leadership in the realm of clean energy and a genuine effort to better the community through economic development, community pride, and environmental protection. By becoming a wind [...]
There is opportunity available right now to add vitality and long-lasting productivity to our economy by fostering investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy by homeowners. However, a key regulator for the mortgage industry bailed-out by the American people has prevented development of this prospect. SACE and our allies are calling on the Federal Housing [...]
This guest post, written by SACE consultant Susan Glickman, originally appeared in the Sunshine State News, 22-Aug-12. Read the post and view the comments here. The energy challenges of the 21st century demand new ways of doing things — namely, moving from the old paradigm of “selling energy” to one where we “meet energy needs” with [...]
This is the Truth…………………………………..This is a Lie This is what the debate against renewable energy has come to. When down on the mat, and overwhelmed by the widespread public support for renewable energy and its benefits, those who are losing the energy debate turn to the last tactic in the book: lying.
With the 2012 election cycle in full swing, an emerging hot topic has been government subsidies in energy. Government funding for renewable energy has come under attack, coupled with claims that renewable energy is the Obama administration’s pet project, that it receives disproportionately large sums of money, and so on. However, when one looks actually [...]
Sixteen anxious and diligent new Solar Technicians graduated Friday 2-Mar-12 from an 8-week course at the CRC Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. They got certificates of technical training, are ready for the LEED Green Associate professional credential exam and got an important card proving their OSHA training from the National Safety Council. They are ready to [...]
This blog was co-written by SACE’s Renewable Energy Director, Maria Hubert. After a year of working hard on energy efficiency improvements, our Knoxville, TN office is now officially solar-powered! KUB, our local utility, just put in our meter and we are pumping clean, safe solar-powered electrons onto the grid. It took just over a [...]
The Southeast isn’t well known as a bastion for wind farms; however, there are plenty of good, green jobs and companies that have set up shop in the region to serve the wind industry nationally and internationally. Sure, we face some obstacles to building wind farms here (such as outmoded information and a lack of strong renewable energy policies), but some recent events suggest our region is primed for wind energy.
From the manufacturing of solar panels and wind turbines, to updating commercial buildings and the weatherization of homes, to the production of cleaner, safer chemicals, the green economy is emerging in cities and towns across the country. This year, regional Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conferences will be held throughout the country with the Southeastern conference [...]
A recent study released by the Tennessee Solar Institute (TSI) highlights the state’s growing solar value chain as one of the bright spots in Tennessee’s economy, but warns that Tennessee must remain diligent to avoid losing solar-related jobs and business opportunities to neighboring states. The study details a well-diversified solar value chain, with installers, manufacturers, [...]