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The Week In Green Energy: Government As A Long-Term Investor

With the clock ticking on key stimulus-funded renewable energy programs, green capitalists are concerned. They are pressing Congress and the Obama administration to extend these funding programs, including the very popular 1603 direct cash grants. Cleantech investors and developers want more than one-time handouts and are asking for long-term government funding.� At stake, they say…

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Big Misunderstandings about ARRA Stimulus for Clean Energy

By Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy A few weeks ago I flagged a story in the Christian Science Monitor titled “Stimulus Funds for Clean Energy Largely Unspent” because I thought�it deserved a clarifying ‘blog post. The story repeats�several big misunderstandings about the�status of�renewable energy programs�included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009…

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AWEA Responds to �Blown Away,� Calling it �Fictional�

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has called the ABC/American University Investigative Reporting Workshop report that found green stimulus dollars are flowing overseas �a fictional account.�

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Interview: Russ Choma, Green Stimulus Money Going Overseas

We caught up with investigative journalist Russ Choma for a quick chat about� his latest article tracking where the green stimulus dollars are ending up. The story is part of� the Investigative Reporting Workshop�s ongoing series, �Blown Away: America�s billions for clean-energy jobs are flying overseas.�� Choma’s latest article was reported in coordination with ABC’s…

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Senators Push to Extend Direct Cash Grants Until 2012

One of the most popular funding program that has come out of the Obama stimulus is the $3 billion direct cash grant program administered by the Treasury Department. So far some $1 billion have been distributed, largely to support wind projects and mostly going to European developers. The program was set to expire next year,…

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