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Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth: The Executive Order, Explained

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Apr 6, 2017 1:23:37 PM

This post is part one of a two-post series exploring the design and potential implications of President Trump's recent Executive Order, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.

Early last week, President Donald Trump released an executive order with steep consequences. Flanked by representatives from the fossil fuel industries, Trump endorsed a declaration that aspires to revive a plummeting domestic coal industry and, as promised during his campaign, breathe economic vitality back into mining communities across the country.

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Topics: American Solar, policy, Trump

Solar Industry in Coal State Grows by 23% in 2016

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Feb 7, 2017 2:39:10 PM

In an annual Solar Jobs Census report from The Solar Foundation, Pennsylvania was found to have experienced a 23% growth in its state solar industry, represeting an increase from approximately 2,356 to 3,061 workers. 

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Topics: American Solar, Trump, Coal

The Future of Clean Power under the New Administration

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Jan 12, 2017 11:39:14 AM

 In a letter published earlier this month, a coalition of 19 states and munincipalities have appealed to President-elect Donald Trump to protect the Clean Power Plan, a rule that "reasonably limits emissions from fossil-fueled power plants". The Plan is a signature accomplishment of the Obama administration, and is projected to eliminate 870 million tons of harmful gases by 2030-- equal to the yearly emissions of about 160 million cars, and 30% of carbon pollution.The legislation covers 1,000 plants, implementing state-specific reduction targets that would collectively lower power plants' carbon emissions to 2005 levels by 2030.

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Topics: policy, Trump, renewable energy

Mr. Trump, "Make America Great Again" through Solar Energy

Posted by Nathaniel Raymond - CEO on Nov 9, 2016 7:43:34 AM

The people of the United States have voted and their choice has been made. Donald J. Trump will be taking his seat in The White House. We need to bring to Mr. Trump's attention the importance of progressing clean and renewable energy technologies. Our new President needs to understand that these technologies harness tremendous environmental and economic benefits and should be an "on the agenda" item.

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Topics: Commercial Solar, American Solar, President, White House, Trump

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