26 Oct '11, 12pm

Clean Energy, Green Jobs and National Security are Next on the Chopping Block

Clean Energy, Green Jobs and National Security are Next on the Chopping Block

The ARPA-E recommendation puts the Majority squarely at odds with its stated interest in creating jobs. To cite just one example, last year ARPA-E targeted $100 million in funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations , specifically focused on job creation. In particular, one area of focus for that funding round is the development of low cost, high efficiency heating and cooling systems designed with U.S. exports to developing countries in mind. That market is certainly one example in which private industry in the U.S. has already proved itself unable to compete over the long term, and the Majority recommendation simply pounds another nail in the coffin. How much more proof of industry fail do they need?

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/26/arpa-e-clean-energy-g...

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