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Clean Energy Policy News

  Aside from the 20 or so clean energy policy and politics stories we’ve published in the past week, here are a few more from around the interwebs. Enjoy! (or not, depending on the story.) UK Solar Subsidies The UK government is being urged to delay deep solar subsidy cuts as … [continued]

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

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.

Going Bust Amid a Boom: US Solar Installations Soar as Growing Businesses Fall by the…

2011 US solar power installations soared to a record, growing 140% year-over-year in Q3, and even greater gains are expected in Q4. Yet the US solar power industry, along with its counterparts in Germany and China, is in turmoil as supply-demand imbalances driven by slanted government policies on trade, investment, foreign exchange and clean energy production and usage push an increasing number of growing businesses to, and beyond the brink of financial solvency.