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Monday, 05 November 2012 17:20

US Solar Jobs Up 13.2% In Past Year

November 5 -- In a year rife with strife, the solar power industry in the United States continued to chug along. The nonprofit Solar Foundation reported on Friday that the U.S. industry added 13,872 employees in the year ended in September, a 13.2 percent increase that brought total domestic employment to 119,016. >>View Article

Friday, 02 November 2012 17:09

Solar Jobs In US Increase 13.2% In 2012

November 2 -- During the last few days of the election, when politicians scramble to make promises about jobs and the economy, only a fool would ignore this statistic: employment in the solar industry has grown 13.2 percent over the last year. >>View Article

November 1 -- When a tour of duty is complete, transitioning back into the civilian workforce can be daunting. Now, thanks to a unique partnership between two regional non-profit organizations and USDA Rural Development (RD) finding jobs is going to be a little easier for veterans returning to West Tennessee. >>View Article

October 26 -- Working out of a small keyman office on Main Street in Davidson, Shawn LeMond and his Sustainable Energy Community Development Co. have been quietly — but effectively — hooking up renewable-energy developers with economically distressed communities. >>View Article 

October 25 --  The amount of electricity Colorado can generate from the wind is expected to grow by 26 percent before the year ends.  That will boost the state’s total capacity for wind power by 467 megawatts from 1,805 megawatts currently, according to figures from the American Wind Energy Association, to 2,272 megawatts — enough wind power to support 568,000 home should all the wind farms be operating at full capacity at the same time. >>View Article

October 22 --  Colorado has 496 megawatts of wind projects under construction, ranking among the top states for ongoing wind construction activity in the third quarter, according to a report released Friday. Colorado ranks sixth behind Texas, California, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa in wind construction projects under way, according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association. >>View Article

October 18 --  Facts can be funny things and the fact is, some people don't look at the facts when assessing the economic impacts of environmentally friendly business practices. There has been an ugly rumor floating around that sustainable energy is bad business. Witness the recent U.S. Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates in which Republican nominees Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan implied that over half the green companies receiving federal stimulus dollars have gone bankrupt (actually three out of 28), or that the funds simply amounted to "green pork." That's not likely. As the AP points out, the stimulus helped create both public- and private-sector jobs. By the way: never eat green pork. >>View Article

October 18 -- Adam Sieminski, head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, said falling costs for wind power will make the alternate energy competitive with natural gas and coal, spurring expansion in the next two decades. Sieminski, whose office is independent and doesn’t set policies, said extending a tax credit for wind power, set to expire in December, would help increase use of the power. Even if that tax provision expires as scheduled, wind generation will grow, he said. View Article >>

Thursday, 11 October 2012 17:04

No Wind Tax Credit Could Mean Fewer Jobs

October 11 -- Those giant wind turbines that line ridges across the Northwest have brought green energy and construction jobs to many rural areas. But some of those jobs could disappear next year. That’s if Congress does not extend a tax credit that expires in December. >>View Article

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:47

New Featured Fact Check On PTC

January 9 -- CLAIM: The PTC is a government subsidy that doesn’t really help the wind industry grow and hasn’t resulted in jobs or economic activity since its inception. Get the facts>>

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