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Kacy Qua, CEO and Founder of Qualifyor, Helps Pave the Way to Alternative Education

November 21, 2013

Kacy Qua is an entrepreneur who knows that successful business founders need to be specific about the people they serve and the problems they strive to solve. As the CEO of Qualifyor, her mission is connecting youth with employers to create a project-based learning experience and real-time feedback -- a nontraditional education approach that leverages employers as teachers and gives students an alternative and cost-efficient option to higher education. Read More

Industry Market Trends

New Data Shows Wind Power Much More Expensive Than Billed

November 21, 2013

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By some accounts, these are boom times for wind power in the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy has released studies finding “record growth across the U.S. wind market.” Wind energy was the number one source of new U.S. electricity generation last year with $25 billion in U.S. investment, the agency announced.

The nation’s total wind power capacity on the grid nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, adding 13 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity to surpass 60 GW at the end of 2012, according to one Energy Department report, which noted that in nine states, wind power accounts for “over 12 percent of their total annual electricity consumption,” with wind power in Iowa, South Dakota, and Kansas “contributing more than 20 percent.” Read More