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Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

Solar Growth vs Fossil Fuel Demise

September 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on our two posts this week on the 2011 Solar Census conducted by The Solar Foundation, The Solar Foundation sent along the following fun graphic. Thought it was cool enough to share as a weekend quickie


DOE Guarantees Loans Up to $624MM for Wind, Geothermal, Cellulosic Ethanol

September 24th, 2011 | by Andrew

The US Dept. of Energy (DOE) issued partial loan guarantees for renewable energy projects in three states totaling as much as $624 million Friday. Energy Secretary Chu announced partial loan guarantees of $168.9 million for Granite Reliable Power's 99-megawatt (MW) wind farm, New Hampshire's largest; up to $350 million for Ormat Nevada's 113MW geothermal power plants; and $105 million for POET's 'first-of-its-kind' cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in Iowa


“How Obama’s Green Energy Agenda Is Killing Jobs”

September 24th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

On September 22, The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) chaired yet another Republican hearing against the president's climate change policy in the new GOP-held House. In the hearing, titled “How Obama's Green Energy Agenda Is Killing Jobs” Issa claimed that President Obama is destroying jobs by conducting a “systematic war” against fossil energy by aggressively pushing clean energy. To stop climate change, obviously it is necessary to switch to a clean energy economy, and so government policy that aggressively pushes a clean energy economy is the appropriate response.



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