United States Energy Policy

Green Tech at State Level Thrives Despite Solyndra Debacle

Despite a wave of political battle around the failed solar company Solyndra and the related waste in taxpayer dollars, many other companies are bypassing the fight and accelerating efforts to create green technologies with plans that actually work. Take for instance, Mississippi, which has attracted biofuel companies, a “smart glass” maker and a Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturing company – Stion, ...

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California Offers Most U.S. Solar Energy Jobs

A quarter of all solar energy jobs in the United States belong to California as the growth of this green technology field continues boom across the country. A few other states on the East Coast, West Coast and in the South also recently made the list of the top 10 U.S. states for providing these green jobs as the number ...

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Solyndra Declares Bankruptcy and Sparks Investigation

Solyndra, a solar energy company, recently went under – now one of three U.S. solar energy companies to declare bankruptcy in the past month and a half. Now the debate is whether Solyndra has wasted millions of dollars in taxpayer money while decreasing the number of green jobs, thus sparking a U.S. government investigation. This was a “classic case of ...

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US Trade Associations Pushing to Adopt Green Practices

Several trade associations recently released a list of clean energy technology principles they want the federal government to adopt, which subsequently will boost the number of green jobs in the US. Federal government representatives and associations from various industries produced the list, titled “Encouraging US Clean Energy Exports: A Set of Private-Sector Principles,” on July 27, 2011. The National Foreign Trade ...

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Renewable Energy To Create More Than 1.1 Million Green Careers

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

According to a report released by Google on June 28, 2011, breakthroughs in renewable energy technology could boost the U.S. economy by more than $155 billion a year and create more than 1.1 million new green careers by 2030. The study by the Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising giant’s philanthropic arm examined the possible benefits of aggressive innovations in ...

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Small Business Urges Congress To Save E85 Flex Fuel Tax Credit

Green Information Technology, Green Technology, Green Careers

Redwood City, CA-based Propel, which owns and operates a network of Clean E85 Flex Fuel self-serve filling stations, along with two other leading providers of domestic renewable fuels and 2,350 small business retailers of E85 Flex Fuel will lobby Congress to say no to the elimination of the 45 cents-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) that is up for ...

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Deloitte Calls on Canada to Offer Clean Technology Incentives

Canada, Clean Technology, Deloitte

Deloitte, the largest private professional services organization in the world, commended Canada’s federal government today for staying the course on planned corporate tax rate reductions. However, Deloitte’s tax leaders believe that the budget did not sufficiently address Canada’s global competitiveness nor help to cultivate a stronger knowledge economy in fast growing areas such as life sciences, alternative energy, clean technology ...

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