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The Week in Green Energy: What’s Next?

What’s next? That question has been on the mind of many stakeholders in the renewable energy industry who, as we’ve previously reported, are hungry for clarity on the future of the stimulus-funded programs that have supported their industry over the past two years. A recently leaked White House memo clarifies the administration’s thinking on the…

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The Week in Green Energy: The Many Ways to Skin a Cat

At a somber post-election press conference, President Barack Obama, ever the pragmatic, conceded that one of his major policy goals, implementing a comprehensive cap-and-trade system, was dead. “Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Obama said on� Wednesday, a day after the Republican take-over of the House…

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Congress To Shave Off $1.5Bln From Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees

Congress could cut the popular Department of Energy loan guarantee program by as much as $1.5 billion as it wrestles to fund a $26 billion state education and Medicaid funding package. The House passed the legislation and the Senate is now debating the bill and proposed the loan guarantee cuts.

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Tony Hayward Testimony: The Pitfalls of Political Theater

President Obama may have raised some disapproving eyebrows recently when he stated his fact-finding activities regarding the Gulf oil spill were not political theater but rather an attempt to determine �whose ass to kick.� However, few disapproving eyebrows are likely to be raised when Democratic Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich) deliver generous…

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Guest Blog: In an Election Year, Forget Cap-and-Trade: It’s All About Jobs

Jim Pierobon is vice president � policy & market development at Standard Solar, Inc., a developer, integrator and installer of solar electric systems based in Gaithersburg, Md. He is a former chief energy writer for the Houston Chronicle. Now that the dust is settling from Scott Brown�s U.S. Senate victory in Massachusetts, it�s becoming clear…

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