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Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Clean Energy Roundup


Each week, CleanChoice Energy provides a roundup of the most interesting developments in the clean energy industry. Read on to see what we found interesting this week.











  1. Clean Energy Employs More People than Fossil Fuels in Nearly Every U.S. State

  2. Clean energy jobs outnumbers fossil fuel-related jobs by 5 to 1. Only nine states have more jobs in the fossil fuels industry, due in part to the fast growth of wind and solar jobs around the country.

  3. Disruptive Renewable Energy Technologies are Impacting Leading Energy Priorities

  4. The World Energy Council conducted a survey recently that revealed renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency are proving to be disruptive for “the top action priorities for energy leaders globally in 2017," and driving an increasing impetus towards a lower carbon future.

  5. Wind Turbine Maker Vestas Looks at Expanding into Energy Storage

    The largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world is getting into the energy storage game. Denmark’s Vestas seeks to lower total costs through investing in energy storage initiatives, with Chairman Bert Nordberg stating “"If you can store over-production in a good way it would take down the total cost…we have 3.2 billion euro in cash and no debt so we can afford to invest."

  6. Even a Museum Dedicated to Coal is Powering Itself on Renewable Energy

    Irony is a beautiful thing. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum recently installed solar panels on its roof to help cut energy costs. Savings for the museum expect to run between $8,000 and $10,000.

     

Check back next Friday for more industry updates. 


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