|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:06:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, ENERGY: Former Philly Navy Yard to become energy research center|
Philadelphia Navy Yard Reborn as $122 Million Energy Innovation Hub Tina Casey Clean Technica September 28, 2010The Philadelphia Navy Yard, once home mainly to mothballed ships and notorious for asbestos contamination, has undergone a gradual transformation in the last ten years since the site was cleaned up and new businesses moved in. Now things are really starting to heat up. The U.S. Department of Energy will put up $122 million for a new "Energy Innovation Hub" to be located at the Navy Yard, featuring a partnership between United Technologies and Pennsylvania State University.
The Philadelphia Navy Yard and New Green JobsAt its peak during World War II, the Philadelphia Navy Yard had a workforce of 40,000, but things trickled down to a crawl after the war and the last Navy ship was built there in 1970. The site was cleaned up in the 199's and by 2000 the first of about 80 new businesses started to move in. The current workforce is about 7,500, and that seems due to shoot up with additional clean energy investments. Aside from new green jobs generated by the Energy Hub, the Navy Yard has just been tapped to host the largest urban solar energy installation in the U.S.
... For the entire article, see http://cleantechnica.com/2010/09/28/philadelphia-navy-yard-reborn-as-122-million-energy-innovation-hub/ See also http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news14968.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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