The solar industry is growing real jobs

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I just received this tip from a solar energy player located close to St. Louis: solar is growing jobs at an impressive rate. In just Missouri, solar has over doubled its workforce since 2012, from 1200 to 2800. And the rest of the country looks impressive. Remember, though: the faster that solar is adopted, the quicker the tradition utilities market …

Cleantech is progressing faster than you might think

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Was “cleantech” just a bubble? Not according to Scott Edward Anderson, The Green Skeptic. His wrap-up of the 2014 Cleantech Innovation Summit shows a sector of technology that is just getting started. Killer quote from General Electric’s GE Ventures: “Solar is freaking us out,” said Colleen Calhoun of GE Ventures, “It is growing so fast, it is getting so big.” …

The future of energy transition

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At Transition Economics 2014, we’ll be dealing with information about major strategic change in everything from education to energy. But this isn’t going to be a boring old conference will stale power points. The event is to be held at the Regional Arts Commission Studio, right across from The Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop district, so we asking all …

The Greatest Trend I’ve Seen All Year: Most U.S. Breweries Since 1870s!

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You want a positive trend, America? I got one! The number of operating breweries in the United States is at its highest in 140 years! From the Brewers Association: At the end of 2013, the number of breweries in the United States reached the highest level seen in the country since the early 1870s.  At the end of December, the …