WE HAVE to admit to a case of "stimulus fatigue" caused by endless releases from the federal government announcing multimillion-dollar grants awarded to this and other cities.
That fatigue explains how we may have missed the significance of one such recent award: $129 million that will create an energy-innovation hub at Philadelphia's Navy Yard. The money, from the Department of Energy, will go to a research consortium led by Penn State, and including the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel and other institutions. They will use the unique qualities of the Navy Yard to help create green-energy technologies. The hub is expected to create 1,200 jobs immediately, and another 100,000 jobs in the next decade.