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Joanna Schroeder

  • Institute has announced that Patrick Longstreth has been named the school’s new academic dean. Longstreth is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Ecotech Institute; ensuring student, graduate and employer satisfaction; and making sure all staff at Ecotech Institute meet the high expectations of the school’s students and Ecotech Institute’s parent company, Education Corporation of America. Longstreth has been with Ecotech Institute since October 2012, serving as the school’s program director for both the Electrical Engineering Technology Program and Power Utility Technician Program.
  • REsource is a new online knowledge platform launched this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),. The source enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other topics.
  • Abengoa has announced the appointment of Co-CFO responsible for Investor Relations & Capital Markets, effective February 1st, 2015. Ignacio Garcia Alvear, current CFO of Abengoa Bioenergy, will replace Barbara Zubiria, who has decided to take on a new professional opportunity as CFO of a company in an unrelated sector. Mr. Garcia Alvear joined Abengoa in 1995 and has been in his current position since January 2004.
  • Parker Ranch has announced that Parker Ranch Foundation Trust (PRFT) has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. This agreement provides NextEra Energy Resources with long-term access rights to PRFT lands to develop renewable energy derived from PRFT’s wind resources.
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