Electrification of heat and transport could create 5,000 jobs

A NEW report has suggested that the electrification of the north’s heating and transport systems could create up to 5,000 jobs and cut emissions by 82 per cent. The KPMG study, commissioned by NIE Networks, said electrification could be transformative for the economy, reducing the spend on imported fossil fuels by around £1.4 billion a … Read more

Silicon Ranch gets huge investment

Silicon Ranch, the solar energy company founded by former Gov. Phil Bredesen, announced Thursday it has raised $775 million in new equity capital. Manulife Investment Management committed a $400 million investment. Why it matters: Silicon Ranch has emerged as a major force in the energy industry with more than 150 solar-generating facilities in 15 states … Read more