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U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Latest: Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities - U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Next Generation Energy Corp. Announces Shift In Operations; Will Focus On Medical Marijuana Industry

The company plans to focus on the acquisition of retail and cultivation licenses throughout North America, as well as the development of a national brand.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.

Navigant Report: Advanced Energy Industry Grew Twice As Fast As The World Economy In 2013

According to new research from Navigant, the advanced energy market is bigger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide, equal to the airline industry in the U.S.

Energy Choices For A Strong And Secure America

American Security Project outlines policy choices to ensure energy security, economic stability, and environmental sustainability.

ConEd Solutions To Boost Energy Efficiency At 90 U.S. Army Sites

The contract is a component of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) program.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State; Mississippi Most Improved

Top 10 states ranked in energy efficiency: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL; five states most needing improvement: ND, WY, SD, AK, MS; five states most improved: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV.

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

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.

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

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

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

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

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

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.

BUSINESS REPORT: Iowa — MidAmerican Invests $1.9 Billion In New Capacity

The company plans to increase its wind generation in Iowa by 1,050 megawatts by 2015.

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.

Cool Planet Energy Systems Announces $168 Million Investment In Louisiana Bio-Refineries

New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches

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%

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

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.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles In BF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders

China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.

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.

Consumers Energy Moves To Build Natural Gas Power Plant In Genesee County

Economic study: project will bring 600 construction jobs to—and benefits for—the Genesee County, MI community.

U.S. Nuclear Energy: Comeback or Meltdown?

The fate of the nuclear power industry may hinge on projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

Argand Energy Solutions Selects Canadian Solar North Carolina Project

North Carolina is home to one of the fastest-growing solar energy industries in the United States, attracting solar energy developers, installers, manufacturers and related enterprises.

Verde Energy USA Expands Operations In Illinois

Verde is providing the State of Illinois with approximately 260,000 MWh of renewable energy sources annually, avoiding over 128,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the emissions equivalent of 14 million gallons of gasoline consumed.

Study Illustrates The Economic And Commercial Power Of Investing In Energy Efficient Buildings

Rhodium Group study released by United Technologies illustrates that a 30 percent increase in building efficiency would generate net annual positive cash flow of $65 billion for households, businesses and governments.

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.

Duke Energy Selects Five South Carolina Properties For Potential Industrial Development

Ideal candidates for Duke Energy's site readiness program are 75 acres or larger, served by the utility. A qualified site can be either best suited for a single, large industrial facility or data center, or well-suited for a potential industrial park (multi-tenant site).

Lassoing Jobs in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry loves to talk the talk about economic development, while his record walks the walk.

Clean Energy Investments In Pennsylvania Will Create Jobs, Leverage $109 Million

The CFA approved 13 projects, through the state's Alternative and Clean Energy Program including five Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas fueling stations which have the benefits of reducing emissions, fuel savings and utilizing the large domestic source of natural gas available in Pennsylvania.

U.S. Ranks First In KPMG Green Tax Index

U.S. tops countries using tax code to shape sustainable corporate activity.

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