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Brookings report calls for clean-energy centers in Colorado, West
Four to six federally funded research centers should be developed in Colorado and other western states to find better ways to develop and commercialize clean energy, a report Wednesday from the Brooking Institution and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, recommends.
The report says Colorado should be considered as a site for clean-energy "innovation centers" focused on advanced biofuels, "smart grid" projects and carbon management.
Study: Arizona, Mountain West good places for energy research
The Intermountain West will be a good place to further research into energy, given the assets from universities and national research operations already in Arizona and the region, according to a Brookings Institute study out Wednesday.
The study calls for the development of “centers of invention” to connect Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah, with hubs for various renewable energy infrastructure.
Report: Arizona could be site for clean-energy research center
Arizona could be a key member of a regional clean-energy research network proposed in a report released today.
The report from Brookings Mountain West calls for an expanded network of federally funded research and innovation centers focused on solar, biofuels, geothermal and other alternative-energy sources, with the centers to be established in Arizona or five nearby states.
Money and Medicine column: Exports, tech driving brighter future
The problem everywhere is jobs. Two recent studies suggest that Albuquerque is finding a solution.
First came the Brookings Mountain West study saying that Albuquerque ranks first in what it calls export intensity of goods and services among the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the Intermountain West and 20th among the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. The city was fourth in the nation in the intensity of its export of services.
Tom Skancke, president of The Skancke Company and transportation consultant to the LVCVA says now is the time to focus on building Interstate 11. The proposed freeway would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and be part of a redesigned Boulder City bypass. But who would benefit from this highway? And how will it be funded? Tom Skancke joins us to discuss how and why we should build the I-11.
If Las Vegas hopes to recharge its sputtering economy, the city should increase exports to other countries by developing an international trade center where business deals “get done” and encouraging more consultants to set up shop in Southern Nevada.
Program would help at-risk children from cradle to college
Southern Nevada has long struggled to build a sense of community, and now a crossroads of sorts is approaching.
A new federal grant program appears to be tailor-made for the Las Vegas Valley — hundreds of millions of dollars to help at-risk children succeed in school and life, with a cradle-to-college approach.