Wind Power Archives

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


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

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Puget Sound Gateway Project Event at the Port of Tacoma. (Photo:

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Real Estate Industry Making Progress In Reducing Energy Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Data Source: International Energy Agency, 2012 Key World Energy Statistics.

A new report published by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that the global real estate industry continues to make progress in improving the environmental performance of existing buildings.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings


Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy


A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.

Xcel Energy To Grow Wind Power By 30%

Xcel Energy Wind Growth.  (Image: PRNewsFoto/Xcel Energy.)

With proposed projects in the Upper Midwest, Texas/New Mexico and Colorado, the wind energy provider hopes to lower costs while cutting emissions.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

Jack Rogers

Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With
Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders


WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

GE, Florida Power & Light Celebrate Energy Smart Florida


In 2009, FPL received a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund Energy Smart Florida and $600 million in grid improvements throughout FPL’s 35-county service territory. The program is being celebrated four years later.