08 May '12, 1am

US Solar Industry Could Employ 200,000 to 430,000 by 2020

US Solar Industry Could Employ 200,000 to 430,000 by 2020

The small but loud group of individuals, industries, and politicians opposed to solar like to act as if solar is getting unfair subsidies from the government. This is completely absurd for many reasons , as I recently discussed, but one of the reasons I didn’t focus on in that article was actually the focus of this new report: historically, the US government has subsidized the energy sector and this has been important for the nation’s economic growth, and its support for solar is just continuing that trend. “We find that solar energy is following the same incentive-driven path as other traditional energy sources before it, consistent with the government’s decision to incentivize energy production for a variety of policy purposes,” the report states. Of course, this support offers many rewards. “We also conclude that the federal investment in solar energy could bring about ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/07/us-solar-industry-cou...

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renewableenergyworld.com 09 May '12, 6pm

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treehugger.com 07 May '12, 9am

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REPORT: Thousands of Jobs Created from Solar Incentives

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solarfeeds.com 06 May '12, 3am

At least that’s the gist of a new report from Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee,...

McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

McKinsey: Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020

triplepundit.com 09 May '12, 9am

Those who think that solar’s bright future has dimmed lately can take solace from research by McKinsey that says, basicall...

First Solar is the First Solar Inaugurated on Public Lands: Filed under: Energy News

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cleantechnica.com 08 May '12, 5am

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Clean Energy Switch to Cost Fossil Industry $4 Trillion by 2020

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cleantechnica.com 02 May '12, 4am

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Lighting Fixtures. US industry forecasts for 20...

electronics.ca 05 May '12, 10pm

US demand to increase 7.4% annually through 2016 Demand for lighting fixtures in the US is projected to increase 7.4 perce...