North America’s advanced biofuel industry reached a production capacity of more than 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011, according to a new market report unveiled today by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
While the Department of Defense can send a strong and clear market signal to the private sector, it can’t own the process of incorporating new clean energy technologies, from innovation to installation, by itself. So DoD must rely on the American business community to rise to the challenge.
Upwards of 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report from E2. A significant number of these jobs will allow states to fulfill federal carbon pollution standards introduced as part of the Clean Power Plan announced in June.