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With more than 40,000 businesses and 430,000 workers, advanced energy is projected to grow 17 percent this year.


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With more than 40,000 businesses and 430,000 workers, advanced energy is projected to grow 17 percent this year.

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Latest: California Has Largest Advanced Energy Industry In U.S. - With more than 40,000 businesses and 430,000 workers, advanced energy is projected to grow 17 percent this year.

California Has Largest Advanced Energy Industry In U.S.

With more than 40,000 businesses and 430,000 workers, advanced energy is projected to grow 17 percent this year.

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Intelligence is being distributed to the edges of the grid, according to report from Navigant Research.

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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

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BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

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Tidal Wave of the Future

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

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Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd Partner In NV & CA Solar Projects

Copper Mountain Solar 3 is currently under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., creating about 300 construction jobs at peak and 10 positions to operate the facility.

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