- Montco manufacturer to add 100 jobs
- Phila. Water Dept. system derives building heat from wastewater [NovaThermal Energy LLC]
- Mark Group Launches Row Home Upgrade Package [Philadelphia]
- Gamesa selling four U.S. wind farms
- Report: Schuylkill’s dams could be a source of hydro-power
- Geostellar Plans Solar Power Map of Every Rooftop in the U.S.
- Clean Technology Venture Deals Rise While Dollars Fall in 1Q 2012
- Leading Green Job Search Engine Reports Dramatic Increase in Green Job Postings in 1st Quarter 2012
- Good “Green” Job Opportunities in Fast-Growing “Green” Energy Industry
- Funding Opportunity Announcements [DOE]
Philadelphia Business Journal
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:58am EDT
Environmental Solutions Worldwide, which makes emission-testing products, is adding 97 jobs in Montgomeryville, Pa., phillyBurbs reports.
Philadelphia Business Journal
by Peter Key – Thursday, April 12, 2012
NovaThermal has received $200,000 from two programs funded by the U.S. Department of Energy: It got $150,000 from the city of Philadelphia’s Greenworks Pilot Energy Technology program, which was a partnership between the city, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania; it also got $50,000 through Ben Franklin’s Alternative and Clean Energy Technology Development and Commercialization Institute.
PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Mark Group, a leading global provider of home energy efficiency analysis and improvements, is pleased to add an urban-focused Row Home Upgrade Package to its portfolio of energy efficiency home improvement offerings. The new offering bundles the energy efficiency home improvements that typically provide the greatest impact for customers on comfort and savings in their row homes. … Mark Group directly employs and trains its workforce from its North American headquarters at The Navy Yard Clean Energy Campus in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Business Journal
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:45am EDT
Gamesa, which has its U.S. headquarters in Middletown, Lower Bucks County, is selling four U.S. wind farms for $900 million, phillyBurbs reports.
Posted: 04/22/12 12:01 am
A report issued last week by the Department of Energy examines the possibility of generating hydroelectric energy from existing dams and concluded that as much as 679 megawatts of electricity could be generated in Pennsylvania this way.
Of that 679 megawatts, an on-line map based on the report shows the potential for about 31.5 megawatts of energy along the Schuylkill River and its tributaries.
(By way of comparison, Exelon Nuclear’s Limerick Generating Station produces 2,345 megawatts of electricity).
April 21, 2012 By Tina Casey
Distributed solar power goes wild! Geostellar has teamed its rooftop solar power analytic toolkit with the satellite imaging company GeoEye to help realize its grand plan to assess the solar energy generating potential of every rooftop in the U.S. With this tool in hand, practically anyone with a roof can get a quick preview of whether or not a solar installation is a sound investment for their property.
So far, Geostellar has applied its model to areas where publicly sourced aerial imagery is available, including Washington D.C., Boston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New Jersey. The partnership with GeoEye will enable it to create a nationwide catalog of both residential and commercial properties.
Green Building Elements
April 6, 2012 By Glenn Meyers
According to information from Cleantech Group, the number of venture deals for clean technology rose in the first quarter of 2012 even though the dollar total of the funding deals declined modestly. The firm reports that early-stage deals appear to be on the rise again, and the mergers and acquisition market remains strong.
The Green Job Bank reports that the first quarter of 2012 saw a dramatic increase in the number of green job postings compared to the same period in 2011.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
The Green Job Bank announced today that it saw a dramatic increase in the number of US-based green job postings in the first quarter of 2012. The green job search engine indexed 36,500 green job postings during the quarter, more than double the 16,300 green jobs it indexed in the first quarter of 2011.
The top US States are California, in undeniable first place with 1,900 active jobs, Texas in second position with 745 jobs, and New York in third place with 648. Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, DC and Illinois complete the list of the top 10. 380 job postings are virtual or do not include a state.
CleanTechnica – Apr 20, 2012
Job creation– good quality job creation more specifically– has been a bugaboo for a US economy still struggling to turn the corner on one of the deepest, financially-driven recessions in US history. While many business leaders, economists and US government representatives, including President Obama, view the fast-growing US renewable energy and clean technology sectors as economic engines that can go a long way toward assuring healthy job creation for decades to come, others have staunchly opposed public sector support for their development. The stalemate has resulted in a stop-and-go federal clean energy policy that in turn has produced recurring cycles of boom-and-bust.
Source: Clean Technica (http://s.tt/19CmB)
Funding Opportunity Announcements
Energy Department Announces Funding for Small Business Innovation Research in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/3/2012 11:59 PM ET]
April 9, 2012
The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million available this year to fund approximately 50 small businesses to advance innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. This initiative will help small businesses with promising ideas that could improve manufacturing processes, boost the efficiency of buildings, reduce reliance on oil, and generate electricity from renewable sources to bring new clean energy solutions to market faster. This effort is part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to drive innovative clean energy technologies into the market and help spur economic growth, diversify the nation’s energy portfolio, and create skilled jobs for American workers.
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