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Expired Treasury Renewable Energy Subsidy Created as Many as 75,000 Green Jobs, $44 Billion in Economic Output

April 9th, 2012 | by Andrew

The Treasury 1603 grant program-- a renewable energy subsidy--was a key strut that kept the US renewable energy growing and creating green jobs in the wake of the near collapse of the US financial system and recession of 2008-2009. This should go a long way towards putting paid to Republican rhetorical diatribe about federal support for clean energy development and job creation, though it almost certainly won't


Clean Links (13 Stories)

April 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Solar News   1. Fort Hood and Universal Services Fort Hood Inc. have turned on a solar field of nearly [&hellip


Solar, Renewable Grid Parity, or Better, in California’s Latest Renewable Power Auction

April 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Yes, that's right: grid parity is here, well in California at least...and a lot faster than most ever thought possible. The weighted average highest cost of solar and other renewable power contracts accepted by California utilities in the state's Renewable Auction Market (RAM) auction amounted to 8.9 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for 20-year power purchase contracts, the Vote Solar Initiative reported March 30. Though this doesn't include transmission costs, $0.089/kWh is well below the average residential electricity cost of 15 cents per kWh in California in 2011, and that's the weighted average highest cost of the accepted offers to the state's electricity distributors


US Solar Markets Map

April 6th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Apparently, I saved this 1BOG solar markets map awhile back to share it with you all and I never [&hellip



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