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Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's Join Lobby Push For Wind Credit

September 19 -- Businesses that support wind power are turning up the pressure on Congress to extend a tax incentive for the industry before it expires at the end of the year. Nineteen businesses outside the energy sector signed a letter sent Tuesday to congressional leaders that argues the 2.2 cent per kilowatt-hour incentive for wind power production “lowers prices for all consumers, keeps America competitive in a global marketplace and creates homegrown American jobs." >>View Article

DoE’s Bet On A Solar Winner

September 19 -- The Semprius solar cell manufacturer is set to open its new facility in Henderson, North Carolina on September 26, and while churning out  solar cells the size of pencil points, it will generate more than 250 new green jobs. >>View Article

Idaho’s 1st Big Solar Plant To Be Built Soon

September 17 -- Idaho's first big solar electricity plant will likely soon begin construction, a rare bright spot for renewables in a state littered with canceled wind farms, regulatory uncertainty and low natural gas prices that have soured alternative power's financial appeal. >>View Article

Red States Equal Green Jobs

September 17 -- If you look at the growth of “green” jobs in the U.S., it’s hard to miss something interesting: Heavily Republican states are deeply involved in renewable energy development.That’s the observation from a report authored by Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar of DBL Investors, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm. >>View Article

Offshore Wind On The Atlantic Could Create 300,000 Jobs And $200 Billion In Economic Activity

September 17 -- America has some of the best offshore wind resources in the world — especially along the Atlantic coastline. But while the promise is massive, zero turbines are currently spinning in U.S. waters. Fortunately, federal and state governments have made significant progress toward the first offshore turbines and have put America at a turning point toward harnessing the more than 1,300 gigawatts (GW) of energy generation potential identified along our coasts. >>View Article

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