Alternative Energy

SoloPower Receives $200 Million to Produce 700-plus jobs

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San Jose, Calif.-based SoloPower announced today that it has received a loan guarantee of $197 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, which will lead to the development of three facilities and create more than 700 green jobs in the solar panel industry. The three solar panel facilities include a facility in San Jose and two facilities in Portland, Oregon, ...

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U.S. Government Allots Millions of Dollars for Biofuel

An estimated $510 million over the next three years will go toward the development of biofuels for military and commercial transportation, U.S. government officials said this week. This alternative effort will enable the United States to replace fossil fuels with an alternative fuel that can be used in the commercial sector effectively. Under the three-year plan, government entities including the ...

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Report Highlights Nation’s Alternative Energy Potential

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The United States has strong potential to produce a billion tons of biomass resources each year for alternative energy uses, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy. This alternative energy report is called the 2011 U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry. The report’s findings emphasize that the United States can ...

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PennFuture Fights to Keep More Than 100,000 Green Jobs

Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future recently launched a campaign to battle plans introduced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to cut clean energy programs and laws. As part of the campaign – known as the Campaign to Protect Clean Energy and Pennsylvania Jobs – Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future, also called PennFuture, argues that the government’s actions could eliminate 106,000 ...

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Ohio Funds Green Jobs Training

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Organizations Oppose Amendments Decreasing E15 Use

Several organizations recently expressed opposition to House of Representatives amendments that would eradicate several green jobs and reduce the use of a fuel alternative — E15. The amendments would stifle the legal implementation of the Green Jobs Waiver for E15, which was approved following 12 months of scientific research. The purpose of the Green Jobs Waiver, which the organization Growth ...

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Johnson Controls Adds 50 Green Jobs to Toledo Technology Plant

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Milwaukee, WI-based Johnson Controls, a Fortune 500 diversified, multi-industrial company with 142,000 employees in 1,300 locations across six continents announced on June 29, 2011 it will add 50 green jobs at a plant near Toledo, Ohio. According to the Johnson Controls press release, the company plans to spend over $138-million to re-work and expand the Toledo factory, so it can ...

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