Thursday, March 17, 2011

tepublicans Could Set Back U.S. Solar

The continuing, some successful still, battle in locking the brakes on advancing the country and economy forward, once advancing in many area's was what built our strong economy. The some thirty year battle by the old style established industrialist to maintain what they already have, now with the wealth to finance better, and not look forward but only at what benefits them. They have the peoples representatives they need as well as the easily swayed to parrot what they're told and try and maintain the political needs to beat down any advancement.

Cuts to DOE Loan Program Could Set Back U.S. Solar Industry

Industry executives say that several planned solar plants would be canceled if House Republicans succeed in eliminating key DOE loan guarantee programs

Mar 15, 2011 - Solar utility installations surged last year due in large part to the loan programs.

In 2010, the U.S. installed 242 megawatts of utility PV capacity — more than double its capacity from 2009, according to a 2010 market review by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research.

An additional 700 megawatts of utility PV are slated for installation this year, the report says, although this number is largely contingent upon sections 1703 and 1705 remaining intact.

Resolution Would Put 31 Clean Energy Projects At Risk {continued}

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