The renewable energy industry faces what could be a defining moment in its evolution thanks to the recent recession and growing talk on Capitol Hill to reduce or end incentives. However, the industry remains one of the U.S. economy’s most consistent jobs creators and renewable energy enjoys widespread support among politicians and the public. State renewable portfolio standards are a key driver so proponents breathed a sigh of relief last November when California voters rejected a referendum that would have eased the state’s renewable energy goals.
Retrofits & Upgrades

The Thomas A. Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, N.J., where Edison created more than half of his 1,093 patented inventions, is undergoing renovation. The facility, on the list of the nation`s most endangered landmarks, is in need of urgent repair, according to the National Park Service, which operates it. Many of the 5 million documents and 390,000 objects stored throughout the facility`s 10 buildings remain uncatalogued and are in danger of being lost due to deteriorating conditions