Industry Market Trends

Getting Students and Businesses Involved with STEM Fest

May 2, 2013

Ahead of the STEM Festival in South Washington in September, Leadership Clark County and Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council are inviting local businesses to participate in a series of programs over three days to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among youth of all ages. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Is Cleantech Research Hurting Deployment?

May 2, 2013

Everybody agrees that we need more R&D (research and development) in cleantech. The question, however, is do we need more R&D now, when those funds could be used to boost deployment instead?

In other words, do we need to throttle back on the R&D for the time being to focus on deployment? As it turns out, the market is doing just that: The Clean Energy Trends 2013 report finds that “Increased financing from deep-pocketed traditional energy and technology players is also helping to accelerate clean-tech deployment.” Read More