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WHAT'S NEW WITH TN ADVANCED ENERGY? 

TAEBC members discuss 2015 priorities and projects at annual meeting 


TAEBC's annual meeting in Nashville last week, served as a forum for members to provide feedback on 2015 projects and priorities that foster the growth of Tennessee’s advanced energy jobs, companies and technologies. As well as determine the best role for TAEBC to serve as a champion, facilitator and convener of advanced energy projects and initiatives. Topics covered during the meeting included TAEBC membership, 2015-2016 event calendar, Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report release strategy and 2014 successes.
 
Members agreed the greatest value of their TAEBC membership is networking opportunities and increased visibility of the industry. To build on this, TAEBC will launch a 12 month event calendar this summer. It will include another member delegation visit to Washington D.C. to meet with the U.S. Department of Energy to get our members questions answered and problems solved.

At the request of our members, TAEBC will submit comments on TVA’s draft Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). Comments will align with our mission and we’ll use the Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Roadmap as the foundation for our remarks. Members who would like to be involved in commenting on the IRP should contact Allie.
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

    

MEMBER NEWS

Music building receives LEED certification

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is officially one of UT’s greenest buildings. The building recently became LEED certified- at the silver level- by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Building Institute. Read full story here.

Battery Boost

ORNL computing software aims to help electric vehicle industry better design high-performing and safe lithium-ion batteries through simulation. Read full story here.

Genera's safety record featured in the March 2015 Issue of Biofuels Journal

Genera Energy Inc.’s safety milestone has been featured in a prominent article in the March 2015 issue of Biofuels Journal. Read the article here.

NEWS              

AEE 2015 Market Report

According to 2015 Advanced Energy Economy Market report, in the United States, the advanced energy market reached just under $200 billion –making up 15% of the 1.3 trillion global market. Read the full report here.

2015 ENERGY STAR top rated cites

Nashville and Cleveland, Tennessee are among ENERGY STAR top rated cities. See all rated cities here.

Alcoa to get $259 million DOE loan to upgrade Tennessee plant

The Department of Energy loan will be used to expand production of lightweight material for vehicles at its Tennessee plant. The lightweight material will be used by automakers to meet new fuel-efficiency requirements. Read full story here.

Tenn. environment Commissioner Martineau talks power plan’s jurisdictional challenges

Tenn. environment Commissioner Martineau explains how states are working behind the scenes to figure out the next steps for the power plan. Read full story here.

Tennessee records strong solar growth in 2014

In 2014, Tennessee more than doubled its amount of installed solar capacity, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. Read press release here.

About Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council

TAEBC is the champion of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. No other entity in the state concentrates specifically on this robust sector. We educate public officials and business leaders about Tennessee’s advanced energy assets, establish strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and inform policy that expands and strengthens the industry.

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