Metro Atlanta Chamber--Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber - from recruiting businesses to Atlanta from all over the world, to tackling policy issues - is about creating jobs and prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 4,000 member companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on recruiting headquarters and global business -- and companies in the supply chain and advanced manufacturing, bioscience, technology and business services sectors. In public policy, we tackle critical issues such as transportation, water and education. www.metroatlantachamber.com
"Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe, and healthy communities throughout the Southeast." www.cleanenergy.org
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute focuses on transformative energy research and development leading to a sustainable energy economy. Wind energy research efforts include turbine rotor/generator design optimization, offshore wind farm feasibility studies, wind resource forecasting and coastal & marine spatial planning. www.gatech.edu
Appalachian State University has had a Wind Application Center here for about 10 years that focuses on the study of wind energy. The Wind Application Center currently operates the North Carolina "Wind for Schools" program, the Beech Mountain Small Wind Research and Development Facility, and an anemometer loan program in the region; develops a wide variety of wind energy education programs and activities, provides technical and wind mapping assistance, and promotes the appropriate use of wind energy in the region. wind.appstate.edu/ and tec.appstate.edu/appropriate-technology/
The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to lead statewide economic development, create targeted strategies which produce better paying jobs, promote communities, and support the training and growth of a 21st century skilled workforce. Through the AEDC, the Arkansas Energy Office promotes energy efficiency and emerging technologies through energy education and information programs as well as managing federal energy funds in the State of Arkansas. The AEDC works with the AEO to develop and grow Arkansas's growing cluster of wind component manufacturers in the state. www.arkansasedc.com/targeted-opportunities/arkansas-renews/wind-power.aspx
In October 2010, Clemson University broke ground at what will be a world class, state-of-the-art wind turbine drivetrain testing facility. The facility in North Charleston, S.C., will be capable of full-scale advanced testing of drivetrain systems, full nacelles, and simulation of blade forces on two test beds: 7.5 MW and 15 MW. www.clemsonenergy.com
The Center for Marine and Wetland Studies at Coastal Carolina University facilitates basic and applied research in coastal environments, processes and resource management. The Center has been an active partner with the overall South Carolina renewable energy team and been focused on marine observations, wind/wave and current modeling and assessments. The Center also is involved in regional geophysical and geologic framework studies characterizing sea floor coastal ocean environmental conditions. bccmws.coastal.edu
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, developing new domestic and international markets, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.www.georgia.org
The Georgia Wind Working Group promotes the responsible development and use of wind energy by facilitating stakeholder collaborations, assisting with resource assessments, and enhancing public understanding of the benefits and impacts of wind energy. The Georgia Wind Working Group is working to advance wind activities throughout the state by providing general public education and technical outreach, targeted stakeholder outreach, hosting wind workshops, developing state specific literature, and providing presentations at key events. www.gawwg.org/
The GACC South is a private, non-profit organization and serves as the official representative of German trade in the Southeastern US. It is part of an international network composed of 120 German foreign chambers of commerce and government offices in 80 countries. The GACC South is one of the largest bi-national chambers in the United States. Visit www.gaccsouth.com for more information.
The North Carolina Offshore Wind Coalition serves as the coordinated voice of the offshore wind industry and advocates in the state. Our mission is to promote a sustainable offshore wind industry that delivers clean, domestic, affordable, and stable-priced energy while creating well-paying jobs. We focus primarily on policy, education, outreach, and regional collaboration. www.ncoffshorewind.org/.
Created in 1988, the North Carolina Solar Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU), works closely with state and local government and the renewable energy industry. It manages and maintains the NCSU Solar House and serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through research and demonstration, technical assistance, education, outreach and training. It also administers the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a resource providing financial incentives and policies. ncsc.ncsu.edu
The N.C. Energy Office is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. To achieve this, the Division encourages "leading by example" with programs, services and technical expertise focused on energy efficiency in the public sector, encouraging the growth and development of the state's energy economy and making North Carolina a leader in the creation of green jobs. The Division works to increase the use of renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency throughout the state, serving as the principal source of information for these energy areas. www.energync.net/about-us/state-energy-office
The trade division of the Québec government office in Atlanta helps Québec-based companies expand their presence in the southern US market, monitors economic activities in the region; supplies strategic information to Québec-based businesses, promotes US investment to Québec, and fosters scientific and technological exchanges. www.quebec-atlanta.org
The Renewable Energy Markets Association (REMA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to maintaining and growing strong markets for renewable energy in the United States. REMA engages in education and advocacy efforts on behalf of an industry coalition of renewable energy marketers, utilities, equipment manufacturers, and others supportive of renewable energy markets. http://renewablemarketers.com/
OUR MISSION is to protect the natural environment of the South Carolina coastal plain and to enhance the quality of life in our communities by working with individuals, businesses and government to ensure balanced solutions. The CCL Energy & Climate Program promotes the implementation of comprehensive local, state, and federal energy policies related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change. thinkenergysc.com
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. sme.org
To mitigate environmental pollution and encourage energy dollars to remain and circulate in South Carolina's economy, the South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO) promotes the use of renewable energies and sustainable development practices throughout the state. Renewable energy, which includes biomass, wind, solar, small hydropower, geothermal and hydrogen from renewable sources, can mitigate South Carolina's dependence on imported energy and reduce energy costs. energy.sc.gov
The International Knowledge & Research Center for Green Building at Southern Polytechnic State University seeks to educate students, community and public/private entities on the benefits of efficiency and sustainability within the built environment. ikrc.spsu.edu/
University of Georgia Engineering has a strong focus on user inspired design solutions grounded in technical excellence in engineering, science, mathematics, analysis and synthesis; innovative curiosity for creative adaptation from learning, unlearning and relearning; and humanistic consciousness grounded in humanities, arts and social sciences. Renewable energy research and outreach includes wind and solar resources assessments and biofuels www.engineering.uga.edu/
UBIFRANCE- the French Agency for International Business Development, promotes technologies, products, services and know-how from France, and puts French-based professionals in contact with their international counterparts. With offices operating in over 65 countries, UBIFRANCE North America offices are strategically located in eight major cities, with each team having specialized knowledge of the local market, allowing it to provide guidance for North American and French companies. UBIFRANCE North America aims to facilitate the growth and development of France-based companies in the United States and Canada, as well as enabling North American companies to discover new business partnerships with France. Visit UBIFRANCE at www.ubifrance.com, the official B-to-B web portal dedicated to French-based exporters and their international partners.
Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program designed to educate, engage, and enable critical stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the U.S. electricity supply. www.windpoweringamerica.gov/