Clean Energy Jobs Grow Faster

The number of American "clean energy" jobs grew 9.1% between 1998 and 2007 , more than twice the growth rate of employment in the economy as a whole, according to a new study that claims to be the first "hard count" of the sector. The Pew Charitable Trusts found about 68,200 companies with 770,000 jobs in the clean energy sector in 2007 - roughly half a percent of today's US workforce. The study calls it "a strong start for a new economy still very much in its infancy". By comparison, fossil fuels industries, including coal, utilities, oil and gas, had about 1.27 million workers in 2007.

Gulf Stream Turbine is designed to be inherently stable and give trouble-free power generation

The Gulf Stream Turbine in a submersible power plant that has its center of buoyancy located above its center of gravity to provide inherent stability. A unique depth-control system uses leveraged forced to balance the hydrodnamic lifting forces to the downward vector forces to control depth.

Central Texas School District Set to Improve Energy Efficiency

The Blanco (Texas) Independent School District is implementing a variety of facility enhancements to improve comfort and efficiency in its schools. TAC by Schneider Electric, will complete the work as a performance contract and guarantees the district save $63,000 in utility costs annually

World's Largest Energy Fair to Celebrate its 20th Year

Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair, in Custer, Wis., June 19-21, will feature workshops and exhibits emphasizing clean energy.

Matrix Energy expands its Sales Team in Ontario to Address Growing Demand for Renewable Energy

Chris will be responsible for coordinating sales activities and dealer development, expanding Matrix Energy's presence in Ontario.

Ocean Renewable Power Company Receives Maine Technolgy Asset Fund Award

Innovative Energy Leader Awarded $800,000 -- Ocean Renewable Power Company, an industry-leading developer of tidal energy technology and projects based out of Portland, ME received a grant of more than $800,000 from Maine Technology Asset Fund to advance its proprietary technology.

SMA America Names New Director of Sales

SMA America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global solar technology leader SMA Technology AG, has announced the hiring of Dave Wojciechowski as director of sales.

$25 million battery lab

General Motors took a big step toward its reinvention as the "New G.M." today when it opened what it calls the largest automotive battery laboratory in the United States , a move the struggling company believes will hasten the development of electric vehicles. GM invested $25 million in the 33,000-square-foot Global Battery Systems Lab to develop and test the drive-trains underpinning the Chevrolet Volt and other hybrid, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The automaker believes the facility, at its sprawling Warren Technical Center campus outside Detroit, Michigan, will help make it a market leader in battery and EV technology.

First Workshop on Marine Technology for Offshore Wind Power

The 2009 Marine Technology for Offshore Wind Power Workshop June 29-30 at the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City, Arlington, Va., will address real-world engineering experiences in installing wind turbines offshore, including lessons learned in Europe and in the offshore oil and gas sector in the U.S.

Matrix Energy Honored with 2009 Accolades Ecosustainable Production and Design Award

Matrix Energy has been honored with the 2009 Accolades Ecosustainable Production and Design Award given by The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Centre d'expertise sur les matières résiduelles (CEMR) at the Accolades Competition, on June 4th.

Great Plains Oil & Exploration and Agragen form Camelina Partnership

Alliance will rapidly progress Camelina technology

Cambridge University's Judge Business School uses @RISK from Palisade to advise on climate change

Cambridge University's Judge Business School is using @RISK from Palisade (www.palisade.com) to advise on climate change.

ALL-ENERGY '09 - THE BIGGEST AND BEST ATTENDED EVER

The ninth All-Energy exhibition and conference, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, held in Aberdeen 20-21 May, proved to be the biggest yet.

Floating Wind Turbines

The world's first full-scale floating wind turbine is being towed 10 kilometers southwest of Karmøy, Norway, where it will be anchored to the seabed using a three-point mooring system to start offshore trials. To be outfitted with a 65-meter-tall 2.3-megawatt turbine, the Hywind structure, a ballasted steel jacket called a 'spar buoy', will stretch 100 meters below the sea surface.

National Organizations Call for Restoration of Federal Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Funding

"Fuel cells are essential to achieving national goals for energy security, sustainability and global competitiveness," the organizations wrote in a letter to the House and Senate Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee leadership.

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