Alternative Energy & Fuels


WV: US Methanol Broke Ground for 50-New-Job Production Facility, 1st in US

September 8, 2017

Co. to disassemble plant in Brazil, reassemble in WV. The Liberty One plant in Kanawha County, WV, will convert natural gas into methanol. more >>


NJ: First Priority Global to Open Manufacturing Facility in Flanders

September 8, 2017

Supplier of public safety, emergency response & clean transportation solutions to open final-stage mfg facility for electric school buses, etc. more >>


PA: LEDVANCE Broke Ground on Converted Elk County Facility, Hiring 20

September 7, 2017

Project will ensure continued operation of LEDVANCE’s Saint Marys mfg facility, create 20 jobs, convert co’s halogen lighting to LED. more >>


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 >>


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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 >>


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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>>



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Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


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Ontario, Canada: Think North

By: Brad Duguid

More and more entrepreneurs and innovators have the North on their minds – particularly, Ontario. That’s because Ontario is open for business....   More>>


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Six Reasons Companies Find Big Success in Utah

By: Governor Gary R. Herbert

Who couldn't resist Utah’s business environment: excitingly predictable while allowing innovative businesses to thrive? Factors to consider.   More>>


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United States of Renewables: Energy Revolution Continues Despite Hurdles

By: David Hickey

Get in the know right here: renewable energy is playing a major role for electricity generation and consumption in every corner of the globe.   More>>


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Virginia: A Thriving Business Destination Since 1607

By: Governor Terence R. McAuliffe

Don't miss modern-day Virginia, founded as a business venture 410 years ago. Centuries later, Virginia still stands for economic opportunity.   More>>