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IRENA (2014), Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 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 and annual data collection from various sources. This...

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves

U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves

U.S. crude oil proved reserves, led by reserve additions in Texas and North Dakota, increased at a record pace in 2012 according to the "U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2012" report...

Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?

Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?

This report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors of the economy often viewed as technologically...

Impact of the Manufacturing Renaissance from Energy Intensive Sectors

Impact of the Manufacturing Renaissance from Energy Intensive Sectors

Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S. and its metropolitan areas according to a new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and prepared by IHS Global Insight....

United States Office Outlook - Q4 2013

United States Office Outlook - Q4 2013

​In 2013, the U.S. office sector handed in its best performance in seven years. Leasing activity increased, absorption neared 40 million square feet and vacancy dipped to its lowest point since...

Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps

Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps

What if wind turbines actually improve grid reliability? May sound far-fetched, but renewable energy naysayers will be hard pressed to dismiss this study as an environmentalist pipe dream.

Biologic Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing: Transitioning and Managing Lab-like Facilities

Biologic Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing: Transitioning and Managing Lab-like Facilities

Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities are rapidly becoming obsolete. What’s driving the old factories into dinosaur status? In the past, when a facility transitioned from production of one drug to...

2014 State Business Tax Climate Index

2014 State Business Tax Climate Index

The Index compares the states on over 100 different variables in the five important areas of taxation and adding the results up to a final, overall ranking. This approach rewards states on...

2013 Executive Survey on Supply Chain Sustainability

2013 Executive Survey on Supply Chain Sustainability

AlixPartners’ 2013 Executive Survey on Supply Chain Sustainability reveals that even though most supply chain executives agree that sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue among...

North America Industrial Outlook - Q2 2013

North America Industrial Outlook - Q2 2013

Speculative construction is back and is becoming prevalent in logistics corridors, with future announcements anticipated in a handful of secondary markets. Tenant requirements are largely focused...