Renewable Energy Archives

European Union Avoids Fracturing


The EU’s financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don’t like fracking.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., and Yokohama Tire President Yasushi Tanaka sign documents during a signing ceremony in West Point, Mississippi where Yokohama will build a commercial tire plant. (Photo: Yokohama Tire Corporation.)

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

New Partnership Encourages Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure


Report is first effort of “NatLab,” a cross-sector partnership between the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EKO Asset Management Partners.

AEP To Retire Entire Tanners Creek 4 Plant In Indiana

Photo: Wikipedia

All four generating units at Tanners Creek will be retired by mid-2015.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

Shreveport Regional Airport

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Shell Selects Ascension Parish, LA For Potential GTL Facility

Pictured here is Shell's Pearl GTL facility in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha, Qatar.

Proposed Gulf Coast GTL project, subject to final approval by Shell, would result in 740 new direct jobs; Louisiana Hwy. 70 proposed expansion to accommodate potential project.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

city energy savings

Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America’s largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

Consumers Energy Offering New Policies To Encourage Economic Development In Michigan

Construction is set to begin this year for the Cross Winds Energy Park, a 105-megawatt wind farm in Tuscola County. 62 turbines will be constructed- creating 150 jobs.

An estimated 600 Michigan businesses each year will see the benefits of Consumers Energy’s new, innovative approach.