Stretching State Dollars to Catalyze the Clean Tech Sector

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Around the nation, even as the economy continues to stumble, the ability of state energy offices to invest public funds in pre-com­mercial energy technology deployment for maximum economic benefit has been an enormous boost to businesses.

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On the Rise: Sustainable Energy Utilities

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Over the past few years, many companies still reeling from the market downturn have cut costs by laying off employees, implementing hiring freezes, and slashing benefits. But in 2009, Blount International, a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of forestry, garden, and construction industry equipment, looked at saving money through energy efficiency.

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High Tech Facility Trains WAP Workers

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The New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT) has been providing in-depth training on weatherization methodology since 1999. In 2009, NRCERT was awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) grant through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its already successful program in new directions.

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Quick Questions: Jo-Ann Choate

Jo-Ann Choate is the National Energy Policy Advisor and Special Projects Coordinator for the Maine State Housing Authority, as well as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association. We caught up with Ms. Choate to discuss rising home heating costs, possible cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, and the effect of both on low-income families across the country.

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