01 Jun '11, 5pm

Bachelorette contestant, @CharlieSheen add wattage to NYC #solar campaign

Bachelorette contestant, @CharlieSheen add wattage to NYC #solar campaign

The Bachelorette 's Ryan Park. Photo: New York Solar Jobs Act What do GE, Charlie Sheen, and the most promising bachelor on The Bachelorette have in common? They all are playing a role in bringing solar to New York. The New York Solar Jobs Act is an effort to bring 5 gigawatts of solar to the state by 2025. It's the biggest solar campaign currently underway in the U.S., and GE is doing its part by joining a broad coalition of businesses supporting the effort. The global solar photovoltaic market is going strong -- it surged from $2.5 billion in 2000 to $71.2 billion in 2010 -- but all politics is local, and brand-name, hometown business involvement is key. Charlie Sheen's doing his part by dedicating all his free time to orgies, drugs, and general hedonism. This, in turn, lead to the abrupt and unexpected cancellation of his TV show, which freed up space on the CBS Super S...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/solar-power/new-york-solar-campaign-...

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