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Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a …

Our Changing Oceans – Impacts of Global Warming

The National Council for Science and the Environment hosted their 11th annual national conference this week, Our Changing Oceans. The three day conference focused on how the ocean environment will …

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy …

Virginia Community Colleges host Hire Education Conference

The Hire Education conference for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) focussed on bringing together workforce development staff from a majority of Virginia’s 23 community colleges to network and share best practices.

Going Green in the Valley with Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College hosted the “Going Green in the Valley” symposium on September 22 at their Plecker Workforce Center featuring speakers on sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, and green construction and …

The Ohio State University’s First Zero-Waste Event

Campuses across the United States are finding unique and innovative ways to become more sustainable. Many schools are looking at ways to green in the most original ways, including zero-waste graduation …

Jobs for the Future, National Wildlife Federation launch The Greenforce Initiative

The Greenforce InitiativeTM, a partnership of Jobs for the Future and National Wildlife Federation, launches in six regions of the U.S. – Illinois (Chicagoland), Michigan, North Carolina, Texas (San Antonio …

White House hosts first ever community college summit

Scheduled for October 5, 2010, the White House will host the first ever summit on community colleges, addressing their critical role as part of America’s economic vision for the future – …

Oregon State University researching wave energy opportunities

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNWREC), established in 2008, is a DOE-funded partnership between Oregon State University and the University of Washington. Oregon State University is focusing on wave energy research …

Wind Turbine Technician Training at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

This fall Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia launched its new program to offering a  Basic Wind Turbine Service Technology Certificate.   The Certificate requires the completion of 45 …

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