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In some of our recent blog posts, we’ve described three distinctive features of Tennessee’s energy economy that together reflect the challenges and opportunities for the expansion of advanced energy technologies:

  1. High Per-Capita Energy Consumption
  2. A Gap in Personal Income
  3. The Potential of Three Major Players (and who are they?)

This information comes out of a document that TAEBC created called A Roadmap for Tennessee’s Advanced Energy Economy – and there’s a lot more to it than the features listed above.

There is increasing evidence that Tennessee’s advanced energy sector is poised for a period of sustained growth. TAEBC was created to help facilitate this growth by championing the use and manufacture of advanced energy technologies as an economic development strategy. With an overview of the existing companies and research institutions in Tennessee that together form the foundation for continued growth of the design, manufacture and installation of advanced energy technologies, the Roadmap for Tennessee’s Advanced Energy Economy seeks to provide the context for decisions by business and government leaders that could make a lasting contribution to Tennessee’s economic base over the next decade.

TAEBC’s goal is to help business and government view Tennessee’s advanced energy assets as an emerging sector that will play an increasing role in the state’s economic development. The Roadmap provides an overview of Tennessee’s economy and energy assets, a window into innovations that might transform the advanced energy sector, opportunities for greater energy efficiency, and a number of conclusions that TAEBC hopes will contribute to a discussion about how best to promote the growth of advanced energy technologies in Tennessee.