The Missouri House has approved a measure creating a grant program to help communities attract new or expanded military missions and to strengthen military installations ahead of a BRAC round. The grants may be for used community-installation partnerships, promoting the value of an installation, economic diversification, research into factors that could help the community attract military investments, and programs to improve the quality of life for military families, according to a summary of HB 2339. The bill, which authorizes up to $300,000 in annual grants, is now being considered in the Senate. … EDF Renewable Energy along with more than a dozen other international subsidiaries of EDF Energies Nouvelles will now operate under the brand EDF Renewables, the company announced last week. Meanwhile EDF Renewables North America is organizing around three primary lines of business — grid-scale power, distributed solutions and asset optimization, according to a press release.
Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison