Alternative Energy & Fuels


WI: Generac Power Systems to Invest $73M, Create 400 Jobs in Big Growth Plan

August 15, 2017

Manufacturer of power generation and engine-powered products to expand HQ, R&D and production operations in six WI locations. more >>


LA: Pin Oak Terminals Completes $600M Petroleum Liquids Storage Terminal

August 15, 2017

Announced in 9-15, project entails a $600M investment in storage terminals, docks, related infrastructure, 70 jobs, 81 indirect jobs. more >>


CA: Faraday Future Reveals New Mfg Facility for 1,300 New Jobs

August 10, 2017

New mfg facility for electric vehicle mfgr is 1M sq ft, will employ 1,300 workers to produce the zero-emissions FF 91 auto. more >>


TX: LyondellBasell to Construct a $2.4B Houston Petrochemical Plant

August 1, 2017

Project will become the largest factory of its kind in the world, creating 2,500 construction jobs and 160 permanent positions at the plant. more >>


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Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continued Rapid Growth in 2016

August 11, 2017

The Energy Department released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. more >>


U.S. DOC Makes $30M Available to Assist America’s Coal Communities

June 23, 2017

The $30M in ACC 2017 funds available for application are targeted to directly assist communities & regions impacted by declining use of coal. more >>


Cities Boost Efforts to Reduce Energy Waste: Here's How They Rank

May 16, 2017

ACEEE Scorecard of 51 energy efficient large cities reveals the top 10, including Boston, NYC, Seattle, LA and Portland. more >>


SEPA’s 10th Annual Utility Survey Includes New Top 10 Lists for Storage

May 3, 2017

Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) marked the release of its 10th-annual Utility Market Survey with launch of 2 new Top 10 lists for utilities. more >>


Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


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Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. More>>


Idaho: The (Low) Cost of Doing Business Case study | July 19, 2011
Idaho: The (Low) Cost of Doing Business   

By: Juli Anne Patty

The list of reasons to bring your business to Idaho is long, but can be summed up with a simple equation: great location + low business costs =... More>>


Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation Case study | March 9, 2011
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation - Great Things are Happening in Rural Places   

By: Jennifer Alten

In rural, north central Missouri, a handful of counties have banded together to prove that their sum is greater than their parts. The driving... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | June 15, 2017
Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard   

ACEEE's first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks largest 51 electric utilities across the USA based on utility-sector efficiency programs . More>>


White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | August 14, 2014
The Future of the Utility Industry and the Role of Energy Efficiency   

In the past, utilities could make money by serving growing loads and earning returns on the large capital investments they had made to serve those... More>>


White Paper | May 14, 2014
IRENA (2014), Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2014   

IRENA estimates that globally 6.5M people are working directly or indirectly in the renewable energy sector, based on a literature review... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | May 5, 2017
2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


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2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>


Logistics Article | December 6, 2016
Move It On Out: Locations Highlight their Logistics Options

By: Linda Dobel

An exclusive look at select U.S. locations to consider if getting your commodities and products smoothly to market is a top priority.   More>>


Louisiana Article | December 6, 2016
Louisiana: Igniting Interest in Manufacturing Jobs

By: John Bel Edwards

See how Louisiana has prepared for manufacturing companies desiring a prosperous business location that offers a tremendous workforce.   More>>


Texas Article | December 6, 2016
Innovation: A Texas Standard

By: Governor Greg Abbott

What is the winning formula Texas uses to strive to be a top state for business? The answers can be found right within these pages.   More>>