Light, heat and economic development

This is key to taking advantage of alternative energy from an economic development perspective:

State investments of $9 million helped a Germany-based company choose Allegheny County for its first solar mirror production facility in the United States, creating 300 manufacturing jobs and strengthening Pennsylvania’s position as a leader in clean energy development, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. Flabeg, a global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, will use the facility to manufacture parabolic solar mirrors, which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. It will be the company’s first U.S. facility of this type.

If you followed the U.S. primary process you will agree that Rendell is quite a blowhard but he got elected on an economic development platform. On a plan to re-establish PA as a serious economic engine. I would say results have been mixed to date but I appreciate his proactivity.

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0 Responses to Light, heat and economic development

  1. Anonymous says:

    wildly off-topic but probably of interest to you David:

    Server farms in Iowa

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly the thinking we need.

    We should buy windmills but from the supplier who can present ED spin offs for NB. The same with nuclear, tidal, geothermal, solar, etc.