Often a lot of regional news stories which showcase examples of great green technology across our country and beyond go unnoticed, except by local news outlets covering them. In our continuing mission to bring you the best green technology news out there, we are going to begin bringing you Monday and Thursday a round up of some of the more interesting stories we’ve been seeing on the wires but don’t have the ability to fully cover ourselves. We believe you’ll find this to be useful to see how green technology is impacting the lives of a lot more people than you might think.
In Pennsylvania, reports Philly.com, the state department of environmental protection is offering $6 million in grants for alternative energy projects. Cash is also flowing in New Jersey, according to the Star Ledger, where local firms are said to be pouring billions into clean energy ventures. Investments like these offer green job opportunities, which is leading to interesting training programs, such as one KXAN talks about in Austin, Texas that is focused on teaching women to be solar installers.
On the electric car front, the San Francisco Chronicle looks at the relationship between these cars of the future and the not always clean energy electrical grid. Meanwhile, 9News in Colorado takes a peek at a unique community unfolding that is building a “solar garden” to harness renewable power “by some 20 home owners looking to tap into the energy they make.”