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The ‘sad green story’ is a fantasy; green energy is growing

November 9th, 2012

To get back to some non-election topics…A couple weeks ago, New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote an op-ed entitled “A Sad Green Story” about the (supposed) travails of the green movement over the last 10 years. The idea that the clean technology sector is failing, or that it’s a bad investment, is common enough in the business world and pundit class. But it’s patently false. So what is Brooks talking about and what’s really true here?

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‘Green’ U.S. jobs starting to pay for some

July 13th, 2011

By Jeff Seldin VOA WASHINGTON, DC — A new look at the impact of so-called “green” [environmently-friendly] technology shows it is beginning to pay off for at least some U.S. workers. Across the United States, businesses and organizations are starting to make a change, shifting to cleaner sources of energy. One such place is the [...]

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Fed Ex will add 4,000 fuel efficient vehicles and all-electric vans to its fleet

June 29th, 2011

From Green Right Now Reports
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is planning extensive fleet upgrades that will save fuel expenses, reduce greenhouse gases and help the company determine which new vehicles work the best.
The program will launch 24 new all-electric vehicles into service this summer, bringing the company’s all-electric fleet to 43 vehicles, and [...]

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CEOs plead with Congress to save clean energy jobs

March 29th, 2011

As Congress threatens to punch holes in domestic spending with its latest budget resolution, 34 clean tech and clean energy CEOs have come together to fight for the federal loan guarantees their projects depend upon.

Without the loan guarantees from the Department of Energy, many pending clean energy projects will stall or be shuttered, creating huge job losses in several states and pushing back American progress on developing new, domestic sources of power, the CEOs wrote to Congressional leaders today.

Their letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Majority Leader John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

Dear Leader Reid, Speaker Boehner, Leader McConnell and Leader Pelosi:

As the Senate considers a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for the remainder
of the 2011 fiscal year, we urge you to continue funding the Department of Energy?s (DOE)
renewable energy loan guarantee programs (Sec. 1705 and Sec. 1703). In addition, we request
your support for program changes that would allow viable Sec. 1705 project applications to
transfer into the Sec. 1703 program. As chief executive officers of 34 companies, we are
investing in projects with pending loan guarantee applications based on the good faith notion
that the DOE programs would function as stipulated in law and as Congress intended.

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VC investment in clean tech falls 55% in Q3 2010

November 1st, 2010

U.S. venture capital investment in clean tech companies in Q3 fell to $575.6 million, a 55 percent decrease in capital, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource. There were 53 financing rounds in the quarter, a 22 percent decrease in deals compared to Q3 2009.

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Clean-tech jobs on the increase, and they’re not just for geeks and experts

October 20th, 2009

Roof-mounted solar panels on Hall's Warehouse in South Plainfield New Jersey. (Photo: Business Wire)

Roof-mounted solar panels on Hall's Warehouse in South Plainfield New Jersey. (Photo: Business Wire)

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

The latest generation of workers in clean technology jobs aren’t all engineers, tech experts and scientists. They aren’t all in Silicon Valley – some are from Detroit or Gary, Ind.

They may come from community colleges or be fresh out of high school.

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