A ‘renewable electric grid’ may be a mirage

Wind farms are one aspect of the 'Green New Deal' proposed in Congress. (photo/Harvey McDaniel/Wikimedia Commons)

Wind farms are one aspect of the 'Green New Deal' proposed in Congress. (photo/Harvey McDaniel/Wikimedia Commons)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change will require enormous sacrifice. The enormity of the required sacrifice suggests that we should have consensus on the goal before acting. Recent discussions of the Green New Deal have highlighted some of the required sacrifices, but I suspect that the full implications of an all renewable power…

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Alumna takes helm of insurance program in Sorrell College of Business

Bibb Graves Hall serves as the home of the Sorrell College of Business. (TROY photo)

Bibb Graves Hall serves as the home of the Sorrell College of Business. (TROY photo)

A graduate of Troy University’s Risk Management and Insurance Program has taken the reins of the program as its director.

Dr. Courtney Bass Baggett, a 2012 RMI graduate, was appointed to the role by Sorrell College of Business Dean Dr. Judson Edwards, following the retirement of past director Dr. Ed Duett in May.

“I have…

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SBDC offers prospective business owners insights into success at seminar

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University will help those individuals looking to start businesses or purchase existing businesses get their plans off the ground in a two-hour program on July 31.

“Starting a Business” is free to attend and is co-sponsored with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. To register, visit http://bit.ly/troystartbiz.

The…

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Access to capital for rural businesses and lenders focus of federal agency meeting

The former Regions Bank building on the Square in downtown Troy, acquired the University in July 2017, will serve as home to an entrepreneurial incubator and business learning center for Sorrel College of Business students. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)
 

A federal partnership aimed at increasing small business access to capital is the focus of a meeting hosted by Troy University’s Small Business Development Center.

“Rural Strong – Alabama,” a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, hopes to stimulate rural economic development by increasing opportunities for access to…

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