SAFER Bioeconomy Case Study Series: Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council

A number of recent newspaper headlines have proclaimed that Tennessee is “Turning over a New Leaf,” referring to the rollout of Nissan’s first electric Leaf cars produced in East Tennessee. In fact, the past few years have seen Tennessee turn over a new leaf in its focus on the clean technology economy as an economic development strategy, including the enactment of the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act in 2009.

A nonprofit grassroots organization, the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (TREEDC) has emerged with the aim of helping ensure that the opportunities of the clean technology economy extend beyond these major headlines.

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