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2.5 to 3.6 million jobs created or saved by recovery act, many in clean energy
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A new report out by the Council of Economic Advisors, analyzing the economic and job creation impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), finds that the ARRA saved or created millions of jobs. Additionally, one of the areas where Recovery Act funds are stimulating the most private investment is the clean energy sector. More



Half of new power in US last year came from renewables
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The UN-supported organization, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, conducted a study that shows half of new power generated in the United States in 2009 was renewable energy. The U.S. has taken great strides toward mass use of renewable energy. Just last year, 10 gigawatts of wind power capacity was installed in the United States, which can power 2.4 million homes. More

Renewable energy supply to meet 2015 target: CERC
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"The renewable energy supply will not be a constraint in meeting the 10 percent by 2015 target set by the National Action Plan on Climate Change," Dr Pramod Deo, IAS, Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) was quoted by a recent CII statement. He added that CERC has conducted a study to assess the supply scenario based on stakeholder consultation and the study revealed that the supply from renewable energy resources could exceed 47720 MW by 2015, as against the trend scenario of 54,800 MW. More

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San Jose could be called Solar City
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San Jose brands itself the capital of Silicon Valley. Now it can also call itself Solar City. New data about the California Solar Initiative, the state's aggressive program to encourage homeowners, businesses, local governments and nonprofit organizations to install solar panels on their roofs, shows that San Jose has installed more solar power than any other city in the state. More

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PV companies sue New Jersey governor after solar rebates raided
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After declaring a fiscal emergency in the U.S. state of New Jersey in February, Governor Chris Christie in early May issued an executive order allowing $158 million in utility ratepayer funds designated to support mostly solar energy programs to be diverted to the state's general fund in order to help plug a $2.2 billion budget shortfall for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. More

California seeks to lift federal block on energy-saver program
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California is suing the federal government to stop it from derailing a program that allows homeowners to finance solar panels and other energy-saving improvements through their property tax bills. Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown filed suit in federal court in Oakland against Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and their regulatory agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which have effectively shut down the financing vehicle in California. More

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Solar-powered drone soaks up the sun above Arizona desert
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British robotics technology firm QinetiQ is testing its latest technology high above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, further demonstrating the state's important role in solar innovation. Last month, Abengoa Solar got almost $1.5 billion in funds to create an Arizona solar installation that will be the largest concentrating solar plant in the world, and now it looks like QinetiQ's Zephyr will break the record for continuous unmanned flight. More

Solar power surge prompts TEP to lower program rebates
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A surge in the popularity of solar energy systems has prompted Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to propose new, lower subsidies for residential customers who install photovoltaic arrays. Nearly 1,100 local homeowners have reserved TEP SunShare rebates for PV systems this year, exceeding the total number of residential solar power systems completed over the previous nine years combined. More



Bill's veto dims Connecticut solar, but bargains still available
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More than a month after Connecticut's governor vetoed an energy bill that would have revolutionized the financing of solar photovoltaic installations in the state, solar energy boosters, although disappointed, remain optimistic. One good reason why they should be: Connecticut's high residential electricity price means the state's existing incentives, while the funding holds out, can make solar electricity a compelling bargain for many homeowners who don't yet know it. More

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Community solar projects gain ground in some areas
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A solar energy project in Colorado may emerge as a model for communities in other regions of the country to consider. A recent report from KUSA-TV in Denver focuses on a project underway in Carbondale, Colo. According to the television station, the project, involving 350 photovoltaic panels paid for by a group of about 20 homeowners, is now taking shape. More

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    Solar power firms face challenges
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    Solar power businesses seeking private funding to get their projects off the ground are facing unique challenges, finance experts meeting on the issue agreed. One of the greatest challenges faced by entrepreneurs seeking funding for emerging technology such as solar is the lack of historical data, according to Jim Phillips Jr., chief financial officer at XMi Holdings Inc., which manages the XMi High Growth Development fund. More

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