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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Report – Biobased Products: Minnesota’s Opportunity and Challenge

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as the study suggests, it is pertinent to connect the dots in order to capitalize on market potential. While the data is about Minnesota, the conceptual frame and strategies can be useful to other states.

Report – Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy in 2022

This report examines how meeting the RFS-2 would affect various key components of the U.S. economy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) calls for a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), which mandates that the United States increase the volume of biofuel that is blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 to 36 billion gallons by 2022.

Report – Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation and Marine Transportation: Mitigation Potential …

This report can be used to expand discussions of transportation options to include the aviation and marine industries.

Report – Making Urban Transport Sustainable: Insight from Germany

Educators might use this information to bring an international perspective into the classroom. This report compares the German transport system to the U.S. and makes suggestions about how to create a more sustainable system in the U.S.

Report – Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: Literature Review (Pew Center on Global Climate Change)

This paper reviews the current literature on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) with a focus on issues and solutions related to vehicle deployment and integration with the U.S. electrical grid. It is a companion to the Center’s “Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: State of Play.” The paper’s purpose is to provide a foundation for overcoming some of the major hurdles to PEV deployment in the United States both currently and in the future.

Report – Plug-in Electric Vehicles Market: State of Play (Pew Center on Global Climate Change)

This paper outlines the status of the Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) market including ongoing deployment projects, expected consumer market demand, and public policies related to PEV deployment.

Report – State of the States: Fuel Cells in America

This report looks at projections regarding fuel cells, activities in states and policy and industry implications.

Report – U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production: Perspectives to 2031

A report by Bio Economic Research Associates (bio-era), U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production Perspectives to 2030, shows that continuing to build advanced biofuels production capacity can create thousands of new jobs throughout the economy, contributing to U.S. economic growth and increasing energy security.

Report (US Government Accounting Office) – Biofuels: Potential Effects and Challenges of Requ…

This report provides an overview of what is occurring the industries of biofuels and what policies could help the industries move forward. It includes the environmental impacts of biofuel production, a look at cellulosic ethanol and comments from multiple federal agencies.

Resources and Publications on Highways and Climate Change: US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FH

This US Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) page highlights resources and publications supported by FHWA that can be used as a resource for student research on sustainability and transportation or for helpful education materials for class presentations and documents.

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