Sintered rare earth magnets - which are vital components in hybrid vehicle motors and wind turbine generators - are a $4 billion worldwide industry. Landisville, Pa.-based Electron Energy Corporation is hoping to bring a share of that market (and jobs) to the U.S. with their sintered rare earth magnet innovation.
West of Chicago, one Illinois municipality is putting its $2.2 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to work on nine projects. The municipality – Kane County – is looking to save money and provide a base for green collar jobs.
On any given day up to 2,000 people visit the Dunn Building in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The building is the site for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, the Berkeley County Commission and other municipal offices.
In Texas City, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) awarded last year has already been utilized to start saving the Texas Gulf Coast city money by installing more efficient lights and applying UV reduction films to windows.