This says a lot about the city of Philadelphia’s commitment to clean energy, as well as its strategy moving forward. What better to move the mindset of citizens than with the home team. That’s the best kind of peer pressure. Go Eagles.
“The Eagles held a press conference on Thursday morning to announce their partnership with Solar Blue, a joint venture that will make Lincoln Financial Field the first major sports stadium in the world to convert to self-generated renewable energy using a combination of onsite wind, solar and dual-fuel generated electricty.”
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It’s not all doom and gloom for IT budgets, you just have to look outside traditional areas. Pike Research thinks electric vehicles will be one of the sparks that ignites information technology spending over the next few years. Their figures seem very plausible, especially when including utilities and charging infrastructure.
“Pike Research’s recent report Electric Vehicle Information Technology Systems projects that investments in EV IT (spanning utilities, automakers, and charging equipment, and everything in between) in the U.S. will reach $371.9 million in 2015.”
It’s really a question of long-term vision and the desire to rid ourselves of fossil fuel dependence. Do we look at short-term solutions just because the price of deployment is lower?
"The U.S. utility market for solar is also expected to grow sharply over the next few years, but that will be possible only with government support, which solar thermal companies have been lobbying for.
"The loan to Solana (a 280-megawatt plant in Arizona) is really an investment in America’s environmental future because that loan will be repaid," Fred Morse, a senior adviser to Abengoa, said on a recent conference call."