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AEC – Creating an Energy Roadmap To Bolster Arizona’s Renewable Sector

Energy Roadmap - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

The Arizona Energy Consortium is creating an Energy Roadmap to complement Arizona’s existing energy sources and bolster the state’s renewable sector, which stretches from solar and wind power producers to energy-efficiency companies. Think about being a placekicker and each time you line up to attempt a game-winning field goal, the goal posts shift. That’s how… Read More →

Arizona Energy Consortium – Power Brokers Leading The Charge

Arizona Energy Consortium - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

The Arizona Energy Consortium is establishing the energy roadmap to create a brighter economic future for Arizona. The following individuals are leading the charge. Robert Bowling Company: First Solar   Position with Arizona Energy Consortium: Co-Chair of the Workforce Development Committee, which focuses its efforts on current barriers to Arizona’s energy workforce development, as well… Read More →

First Solar Appoints Hughes CEO

first solar - new ceo

First Solar, Inc. announced that James Hughes has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Hughes succeeds Mike Ahearn, First Solar’s founder and Chairman, who has been serving as interim CEO since Oct. 2011. Hughes joined First Solar in March as Chief Commercial Officer. Ahearn will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board. “Jim has… Read More →

Arizona’s Renewable Energy Industry Generates $2B, Thousands Of Jobs

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy sector is a $2 billion industry with an estimated 16,800 jobs created in 2011, according to a new study conducted by Elliot D. Pollack & Company. The report was commissioned by Pinal Partnership with support from Arizona Forward and was released at the Renewable Energy Economic Summit & Conference hosted by both… Read More →

Sonoran Institute, Arizona Wilderness Coalition Encourage A Sustainable Environment

EcoFlight, sustainable environment, Photo: Valley Forward
by in Green

Two non-profit organizations are working together to foster a sustainable environment and vibrant economy in the West Valley, recognizing the natural and cultural assets of these communities. I was honored the Sonoran Institute and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition recently invited me to take an airplane tour to see and hear first hand about their efforts.… Read More →

GPEC’s President And CEO, Barry Broome Talks About Getting The Valley’s Economy Back On Track

Barry Broome, GPEC president and CEO - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Give us a look ahead at Greater Phoenix’s major industries. The emergence of solar and renewable energy has been, and will continue to be, a big opportunity for us. We need to learn, as a market, how to be involved in new technology initiatives. There are going to be wins, losses and volatility, but the… Read More →

Green Jobs, Good Future

Job Increase
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

We are all very aware of the plight our economy is facing, but there is one bright spot in the darkness of the recession — green jobs. According to a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of green jobs in the United States grew 9.1 percent from 1998 to 2007. Traditional jobs, on… Read More →

Q&A: Michael Bidwill, President, Arizona Cardinals

Michael Bidwill Arizona Cardinals

During these difficult economic times, how vital is an organization such as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) to the local economy? GPEC is vitally important because it is the only regional organization focused exclusively on bringing new business to Greater Phoenix. Because GPEC works closely with companies considering expansion to the region, they know… Read More →

Steven Lockard – President And CEO, TPI Composites

Steven Lockhard TPI Composites
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Tech

When the goal is to carve out a spot on the cutting edge of green-energy technology, it helps to be in the business of making blades. That’s the case with TPI Composites Inc., a privately held company now headquartered in Scottsdale that devotes a significant portion of its business to manufacturing massive wind-turbine blades used… Read More →