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The Week in Green Energy: Clean Energy a Likely Theme of President’s Jobs Speech

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The Week in Green Energy: Promise of Green Collar Jobs Fades with EverGreen Bankruptcy

By Terrence Murray, Chicago On Monday solar photovoltaic panel maker EverGreen Solar filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In the end even the company’s cutting edge technology could not protect it from today’s harsh economic realities. The company enjoyed meaningful government support and some good press, but with competitors able to make PV panels for half…

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EverGreen Solar Files For Chapter 11

Massachusetts solar photovoltaic panel maker EverGreen Solar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, falling victim to low solar prices and its own capital-intensive manufacturing process.

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The Alternative Agenda: EverGreen Goes To China; GE Boosts Cleantech Portfolio; UN Secretary General Calls For Clean Energy Revolution At Abu Dhabi’s Clean Energy Summit

EverGreen Solar Takes Taxpayer Money and Goes To China EverGreen Solar, the Massachusetts silicon solar wafer panel maker, got $40 million in subsidies from the state of Massachusetts. However, that’s not stopped the company from laying off 800 workers and decamping to China where production costs, the company justified, are a lot cheaper. The news…

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The Week In Green Energy: DOE Money Man Says “Adieu”

After nearly two years at the Department of Energy, Matt Rogers, the agency’s most influential bureaucrat, is leaving, having overseen one of the DOE’s most ambitious undertakings: the disbursement of billions of dollars to support the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure across the country. When Energy Secretary Steven Chu hired Rogers 19 months ago, he…

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