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The winds blowing across the Illinois plains are now powering clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. On May 11, TVA began transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power received from Iberdrola Renewables Inc.’s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, IL. This marks the first delivery under […]


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The winds blowing across the Illinois plains are now powering clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. On May 11, TVA began transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power received from Iberdrola Renewables Inc.’s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, IL. This marks the first delivery under […]

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Latest: TVA Transmitting 300 MW of Wind Power - The winds blowing across the Illinois plains are now powering clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. On May 11, TVA began transmitting to its customers 300 megawatts of renewable wind power received from Iberdrola Renewables Inc.’s Streator Cayuga Ridge wind park in Livingston County, IL. This marks the first delivery under […]

TVA Transmitting 300 MW of Wind Power

The winds blowing across the Illinois plains are now powering clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. On May 11, TVA...

VA Region Gets $41.5 Million in Stimulus Bonds

Prince George’s County in Virginia has been awarded $41.5 million in stimulus recovery bond financing for private economic development projects and is looking for...

Dubuque Wins Federal Economic Development Award

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Fernandez presented city officials in Dubuque, IA today with the highest national award for economic ...

Pennies From Heaven

They’re cleaning up another mess on Wall Street today, but this time it’s not Goldman Sachs’ fault. The center of the financial universe served...

Phoenix Packaging to Open HQ in Virginia

Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of Phoenix Packaging Group, will invest more than $20 million to establish its first U.S. operation in Pulaski...

O’Malley Named BIO Governor of the Year

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced its selection of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley as Governor of the Year this week in ...

Gore Issues Moral Challenge on Climate Change

Former Vice President Al Gore directly challenged his critics and threw down a moral gauntlet on the issue of climate change in a...

BIO 2010: Biotech Now Supports 8 Million U.S. Jobs

The BIO 2010 International Convention was kicked off this week in Chicago with the release of the BIO/Battelle State Biosciences Initiatives report....

United, Continental Announce Merger

UAL Corp.'s United Airlines announced on Monday it will merge with Continental Airlines in a deal worth $3.2 billion, creating the world's ...

Turbine Parts Plant to Open in Junction City, KS

Jupiter Group, a Danish maker of wind turbine components, has agreed to build a plant in Junction City. The plant will have 120...

Nashville Medical Trade Center Lands First Tenant

The nation's largest health-care technology trade group has agreed to lease 25,000 square feet or more in a proposed Nashville Medical Trade Center downtown, giving a...

U.S. Approves First Offshore Wind Farm

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the first U.S. offshore wind farm, giving the green light to the controversial Cape Wind project, which will...

Northrop Grumman Picks Northern VA for New Headquarters

VA Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Northrop Grumman Corp. has officially selecting Northern Virginia over Maryland and Washington, D.C., for its headquarters site,...

New Facilities to Create 857 Jobs in Georgia

A German company plans to build a wind energy plant and bring 215 new jobs to Gainesville, GA. ZF Group, an automotive industry supplier, said...

St. Joe Launches 1,000-acre Development in NW Florida

The St. Joe Company has launched VentureCrossings Enterprise Centre at West Bay, Florida. VentureCrossings, one of the nation's largest, most unique office, retail, hotel...

Drew Industries Plans New Plant in Chester County, SC

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Chester County have announced that Kinro Inc., a subsidiary of Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW) will locate...

Brother, Can You Spare a Cot?

Throughout the economic downturn that plagued the nation during the past two years, North Dakota has been immune to the catastrophic loss of...

Earth Day at 40: MLB Pitches In

Marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Major League Baseball has become to first professional sports league to put its stadium operations under a...

Romania Aims for Wind Energy Lead

Iberdrola SA has won approval to build the world’s largest onshore wind-energy project in Romania, requiring at least $2 billion in investment through 2017,...

Unilife Medical Solutions Moves HQ to Pennsylvania

Gov. Ed Rendell has announced that Pennsylvania is investing $2.2 million to assist Unilife Medical Solutions, an Australian medical supply company, to transfer its...

Qiagen Expanding in Germantown, MD

Qiagen has plans to invest around $52 million in expanding its operations at its North American headquarters in Germantown, Md., according to a statement...

Pentagon Claims Wind Turbines Deflect Defense Radar

The Pentagon is threatening to block a project in eastern Oregon planned as the world's largest wind farm, claiming that the giant turbines...

Def-Con Zero

We just got word the Pentagon is addressing a major new threat to U.S. national security—wind-energy farms. That’s right, those bucolic turbines popping up...

Tailgate Beer to Open Brewery in Indiana

San Diego-based TailGate Beer plans to open a beer production, packaging and distribution facility south of Indianapolis, creating as many as 150 jobs over...

Sage Automotive Expands SC Facility

Sage Automotive Interiors and the Greenville Area Development Corporation have announced the company’s investment and expansion plans for its Gayley manufacturing facility in Greenville...

Feds Aid Fremont, CA Effort to Convert NUMMI Plant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration is providing a $330,000 grant to the city of Fremont, CA to study how to reuse the New...

Ontario Awards 184 Mega-Projects for Renewable Energy

Ontario is awarding 184 renewable energy projects that will create a total of 2.5 gigawatts of alternative energy support under its feed-in tariff...

Gore, Bush, Clinton to Speak at BIO 2010

Two former U.S. presidents and a former U.S. vice president will be headlining the keynote sessions at this year’s BIO International Convention, to be...

Nova Scotia Power to Build Biomass Plant

Nova Scotia Power and NewPage Port Hawkesbury have reached an agreement to develop a $200-million facility to generate electricity by burning biomass. They are planning...

Tipton County Could Receive 800 New Jobs

Successful negotiation with Abound Solar means a $500 million investment for Indiana.

Worldcolor Expands in Kentucky

Gov. Steve Beshear and officials in Simpson County, KY have announced the expansion of Worldcolor’s facility in Franklin, Ky.  The Franklin expansion will create...

More Carbon = More Jobs?

California’s ballot initiatives, which permit voters to make sweeping changes in state laws by passing statewide referendums, have sometimes had long-lasting and unintended consequences...

Science/Tech Park Planned for Western NY

The Genesee County Economic Development Center is laying the groundwork for the creation of  the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park...

Cape Wind Inks Deal With Siemens Energy

Although it still is awaiting a federal permit to build a controversial offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Boston-based Cape Wind has signed an...

Angels of Wall Street

Nearly 20 months after the fiscal collapse they engineered almost destroyed the global economy, the movers-and-shakers on Wall Street have had an epiphany. At a...

Rebuilding Haiti to Cost $3.9 Billion

The Haitian government this week presented to international donors at a special United Nations conference in New York a $3.9-billion plan to rebuild the...

Tampa, Atlanta Least-Expensive for Business

Very competitive labor costs along with moderately-low office/industrial leasing and sales tax costs help make Tampa the least-costly place to do business among 22...

Utah Wants to Grab Federal Land

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government-owned land in the state and turn...

NY OKs $279M for Small-Scale Energy Projects

New York State’s Public Service Commission has approved a $279-million funding package for small-scale renewable energy projects over the next five years. The plan...

EnerDel Plans Lithium Battery Plant in Indiana

Lithium battery-maker EnerDel is planning a new manufacturing plant at the Mount Comfort Business Park in Hancock County, IN. The company says it expects...

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Legendary Delaware manufacturer has introduced a new product, the EZ BioHood, to protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee: A Pledge To Recover

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HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space.

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