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This page will report the latest news about High Road Strategies projects, participation in conference and events, media coverage, professional activities and publications. In addition, we have recently added a new blog series, Policy Reflections, that will include commentary and analysis of current policy-related events, as well as reviews of recently released studies produced by other organizations and individuals that address critical energy, manufacturing, and workforce and economic development issues. These blogs will appear under the categories Policy Reflections–Energy & Environment and Policy-Reflections–Manufacturing Competitiveness. Comments in response to these items will be welcomed!

AFL-CIO WAI Industrial Energy Efficiency Primer

High Road Strategies was the principal researcher, contributor and author of a primer produced by the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute (WAI), Working for Industrial Energy Efficiency, released late Fall 2012, that will be distributed widely in the labor community.   The purpose of this brochure is to provide labor leaders and rank-and-file union members an […]

BlueGreen Alliance Clean Energy Manufacturing Studies

In March 2011, the Apollo Alliance Project of the BlueGreen Alliance commissioned High Road Strategies to research and develop policy recommendations for promoting clean energy manufacturing in Michigan and California. High Road Strategies Principal Dr. Joel Yudken first conducted a comprehensive assessment of the federal policy landscape as it relates to clean energy manufacturing (CEM). […]

HRS Military Biofuels Report Attracts Significant Press Coverage

In the Fall 2012, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) commissioned High Road Strategies to conduct a study to evaluate the potential economic impacts of Department of Defense (DoD) goals to procure at least fifty percent of their fuels used their aviation and marine fleets by 2020. E2, a partner of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is […]

HRS in International EcoSummit Panel in Columbus, Ohio

On October 5, 2012, HRS principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken joined Ohio University (OU) Voinovich School staff and faculty and external partners, in Columbus, Ohio to present an interactive workshop at the 4th International EcoSummit. The week-long summit is held every two years and draws leading scientists, researchers, and policymakers from around the world. Previous […]

Making It Here Conference Panel in Cleveland, Ohio

July 11-12, 2012, High Road Strategies’ principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken was featured in two panels in the Making It Here: Manufacturing Our Energy Future conference held in Cleveland, Ohio. The first session, “Manufacturing Opportunities in Solar,” also included Tom Bullock, Ohio Representative of the Pew Charitable Trust, who was both a moderator and speaker, and […]

Good Jobs Green Jobs 2012 Regional Conferences

High Road Strategies’ principal Dr. Joel S. Yudken participated on panels in two of the four Good Jobs Green Jobs Regional Conferences held in 2012.  He first appeared on a panel on state clean energy manufacturing policies, in the Good Jobs Green Jobs regional conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-24.  The February 23 morning […]

Upcoming Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2012 Regional Conference in Atlanta

High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken is scheduled to participate on a panel on state clean energy manufacturing policies, in the Good Jobs Green Jobs regional conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to be held February 23-24. The February 23 morning workshop, "The BlueGreen Apollo Green Manufacturing Action Plan: Policy Recommendations for States," will provide an overview of […]

Ohio Energy & Manufacturing Projects Come to Successful Close

In December 2011, two related projects on energy and Ohio’s economy, with a special focus on manufacturing, which High Road Strategies participated in, came to a successful end. In April 2010, Ohio University Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs and The Ohio State University were awarded $500,000 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act […]

Roll-Out of Green Production Skills Standards

On October 18, 2011, in Dayton, Ohio, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)—in collaboration with the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers–Communications Workers of America (IUE-CWA), and the Working for America Institute, AFL-CIO—launched a new credentialing module—a “Green Production Module” (GPM)—dedicated to helping train and assess the nation’s front-line manufacturing workforce […]

High Road Strategies Goes to Malaysia

On September 19, 2011, High Road Strategies participated in a “Comprehensive National Development Planning Workshop Using Threshold 21 (T21) Model” in Putrajaya, Malaysia, at the invitation of the Washington, DC-based Millennium Institute (MI). Dr. Andrea M. Bassi, then MI’s Director for Project Development and Modeling, was a leading a project to apply MI’s Threshold 21 […]