• Mark Stenftenagel, CEO and Principal of Whitney Architects, addresses members of the Illinois media on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Businesses from across the state are urging Gov. Rauner to grow the Illinois economy by backing the Clean Power Plan. Behind Stenftenagel from left are: Jen Allen, community manager, Coalition Energy; Kevin Johnson, Iraq War veteran and a managing director of Canadian Solar; Chris Baxter of EDP Renewables; and Greg Albright, a vice president at AllCell Technologies. (E2 photo)
    Illinois businesses: Gov. Rauner must back Clean Power Plan

    By Gail Parson More than 104,000 people work in clean energy in the state of Illinois. But you wouldn’t know it from the lack of clear support for this important and growing sector of our workforce by...

    • Posted 1 year ago
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, second from left, joins representatives from Community Energy and Eastern Shore Community College at a dedication ceremony in September for a massive new solar array. (Photo courtesy of Community Energy)
    As clean energy jobs trend upward in Va., so does public support for Clean Power Plan

    By Alice Tong Last Monday on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Gov. Terry McAuliffe issued a permit for a new 80-megawatt solar array. The power from this array will be delivered onto the grids that supply electricity to Amazon Web Services’ data centers in Northern...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Birdsong Peanuts recently invested in this 1 MW solar array at its shelling and drying facility in Colquitt, Georgia. (Hannah Solar Photo)
    Ga. biz leaders, farmers, conservative pols have solar on their minds

      By Peter Voskamp Peter Marte founded Atlanta-based Hannah Solar in 2007. Within two years, he had five employees. Meanwhile, the solar power industry barely registered on Georgia’s business landscape. In the entire state, only 500 kilowatts...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Photo courtesy of Iowa State Fair.
    At Iowa State Fair, keep on rockin’ in the clean energy world

    By Gail Parson With the Iowa State Fair kicking off this weekend – and with President Obama announcing earlier this month that the federal Clean Power Plan has been finalized – it’s worth considering a few of...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • A solar array in Missouri.
    Former coal miner, veteran among Mo. solar biz’s growing workforce

    (Editor’s note: For E2’s recent “Clean Jobs Missouri” report – which documents the 40,000 clean energy workers in the state and is where this profile was originally published – please see here.) When orthopedic surgeon Dane Glueck...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Smart climate and energy policies like California's AB32 can help grow the economy while creating jobs. (David Ohmer, Flikr Creative Commons)
    Clean Power Plan Finalized; Good For Economy, Environment

      Published August 3, 2015 By Jeff Benzak The Environmental Protection Agency today released its final Clean Power Plan. By setting the first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution our nation’s power plants can kick out...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Smart climate and energy policies like California's AB32 can help grow the economy while creating jobs. (David Ohmer, Flikr Creative Commons)
    Calif.’s AB32 shows economic benefits of smart energy, climate policies

    Published July 31, 2015 By Zack Ahrens, Mary Solecki, and Rebecca Deehr In June 2014, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency announced they were moving forward with the Clean Power Plan, which will expand clean energy...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • A rooftop solar array at West Union Elementary School in southern Ohio. (Photo courtesy of Energy Optimizers)
    When it comes to clean energy, Midwest no flyover country

    Published July 31, 2015 By Gail Parson Clean energy is a growing force in the Midwest’s economy. But like any other industry, businesses involved in clean energy need strong policies to ensure that they can grow their...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Minh Le heads the Solar Technologies office at the U.S. Department of Energy. He recently spoke at an E2 event in Arlington on connecting veterans with clean energy jobs. (E2 photo)
    Virginia’s next mission: clean energy

    Published July 31, 2015 By Alice Tong Meet Joe Sanchez. Joe served in the United States Army for 23 years. After he retired as a lieutenant colonel, Joe was looking for his next mission. He found it...

    • Posted 2 years ago
  • Wind turbines are increasingly being built on Pennsylvania farms. Due to the small footprints of wind turbines, the vast majority of acreage can continue to be used for agricultural production. (Sebastian Celis via Creative Commons)
    In Pa., Clean Power Plan will create jobs, cut carbon

    Published July 31, 2015 By Alice Tong Pennsylvanians know what smart clean energy policies are about. They’re about savings and investments. Pennsylvanians’ pocketbooks are already benefitting from good energy policies. The state’s energy efficiency law, Act 129,...

    • Posted 2 years ago