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When it Comes to Solar Panels, Pentagon Must 'Buy American'

A military authorization law recently signed by President Obama could lead to a solar standoff between the U.S. and China -- now the world's largest producer of solar panels.

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Congresswoman Giffords An Unwaivering Supporter of Solar

Gabrielle Giffords has been serving in the U.S. Congress since 2007.

One of the nation's strongest supporters of solar energy is still in critical condition today in Arizona's University Medical Centre after being shot in the head on Saturday morning outside of a Safeway near Tucson, Arizona.

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New Maryland Law Aims at Boosting Solar Energy Use

A new law in Maryland scheduled to take effect on January 1st will require state utility companies to purchase more electricity generated from solar energy resources sooner than originally scheduled.

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White House Unveils Plans for Solar Energy in the West

The Obama Administration on Thursday released a much anticipated draft of the federal government's plan to build solar energy projects on public land throughout the western United States.

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Renewable Energy Grant May Be Extended

The word out of Washington late this week was that senators and the Obama Administration have agreed on a plan to extend the U.S. Treasury Department's Treasury Grant Program for another year.

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Clean Energy Advocates Take Their Case to Capitol Hill

The expiration clock continues to tick on a federal grant that many clean energy advocates credit with providing an incredibly helpful boost to the solar and wind energy economy in the United States. And with few options left, supporters of the federal program have taken their case to Capitol Hill in a final effort to convince a lame-duck Congress to extend it.

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Stimulus Funds to Cover Portion of Florida Solar Rebate Backlog

Many Florida homeowners who applied for rebates when installing energy-efficient air conditioning and solar energy systems as part of the Florida Solar Rebate Program have waited quite a while for that check in the mail. According to the Sun-Sentinel, the program expired at the end of June, its funds having run out months before. Over 10,000 applications were received since the cash dried up, leaving thousands of Florida residents without their solar rebate or energy-efficiency rebate money.

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Solar Industry Pulls for Extension of Federal Solar Energy Grant

Leaders of the U.S. solar industry will have one last shot at convincing the current Congress to extend a key federal solar incentive before a new Republican-controlled congress takes over at the beginning of 2011. Most indications are that the solar grant option -- which has for the past two years provided cash grants worth 30 percent of commercial solar energy system costs -- will sunset at the end of 2010, as scheduled.

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Dept of Energy Reveals New Standard for Home Energy Audits

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday revealed a new program intended to show American homeowners where their home ranks in energy efficiency and how much money they can save by making improvements.

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At California Winery, Big Names Discuss the Future of Cleantech, Solar Energy

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, November 8 2010 under: Vinod Khosla, Politics, Cogenra, Tony Blair, Energy Policy, California Solar

Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair -- along with Cogenra CEO Dr. Gilad Almogy and Founder of Khosla Ventures Vinod Khosla -- spoke about the role of economics in the adoption of green technology before a crowd at the Sonoma Winery in northern California last Thursday. All three sent the same message: economics, not environmentalism, is best equipped to solve the world's most pressing energy- and environment-related issues.

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