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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra, Big Oil Subsidies, and Politics, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:  Obama promised to try to end subsidies for oil companies and he followed through, but the US Congress voted down the bill, mostly along party lines. The main argument Obama is using is that oil companies are very profitable and will not be hurt by…

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Enviro News Wrap: Why the Koch Brothers Are Lying About Solyndra; Oil Spill Off the Coast of Brazil; Green Business Fleeing California, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Koch brothers are the reason why the Solyndra story has been over-hyped and misreported. There are other stories you should be hearing more about (but probably won’t because Koch Industries doesn’t want you to) – stop wiping your counter tops with Georgia Pacific paper towels! The…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra’s Impact on Nuclear; Renewable Energy’s Advance; IEA’s Warming on Carbon Emissions, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Renewable energy is growing in America but its still a young industry with many challenges ahead. One of the best ways for renewable energy to gain traction is for large companies like Siemens to invest and become interested the success of new technologies. The attack of Solyndra and…

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Solar is Dead – Long Live Solar!

Despite the spate of solar bankruptcies in August 2011, rumors of the demise of the U.S. solar industry are entirely unfounded. Far from being dead, solar power is the fastest-growing industry in America. The bankruptcies of Solyndra, Evergreen Solar and SpectraWatt are not evidence of the end of solar, they are evidence of a new beginning. According to a Guardian article titled, “Reports…

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Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra and the Chinese; Dirty Data Centers; Greenwashing Natural Gas, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Solydndra and the Chinese PV solar market: Solyndra, the made-in-the-USA solar panel company, recently filed for bankruptcy after taking a $535 million loan guarantee from the US government. The political response is to pressure Obama to restrict the importation of Chinese made solar panels due to the…

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Solar panel prices are dropping fast, making for a thin profit margin for manufacturers

Falling Solar Panel Costs Are Great For Buyers, Bad for Producers

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon A recent industry analysis projects the amount of solar power installed to grow to 15.5 percent per year, but revenues are to stay flat until 2016. Lux Research provided the report. A report from Navigant Consulting discovered that the price of solar panels is down almost 20 percent as of August 2011. The information derived…

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