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10/20/2014:

U.S. solar consolidation seen before tax credit expires

The federal investment tax credit, which reimburses 30 percent of development costs for solar projects, underpins the industry’s financing models. When that drops to 10 percent at the end of 2016, some companies will struggle to remain competitive, with an expected wave of consolidation that could result in about six to 12 large solar conglomerates that will be able to beat utility prices for power.

10/15/2014:

When it comes to clean energy, what's wrong with Florida?

Here’s a question for you. Which state has created more jobs in the booming solar business: Massachusetts or Florida? If you picked the Sunshine State, you’d be wrong, remarkably enough.

10/08/2014:

New Report: 130,000 Floridians Work in Clean Energy; But Lack of Needed Policy Clouds Sunshine State Job Growth

More than 130,000 Floridians currently work at 14,000-plus clean energy businesses spread almost equally across the state, according to a first-of-its-kind Florida clean jobs census by the nonpartisan business groups E2, Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) and the Florida Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition.

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E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report Q2 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q2 2014. Policies like AB 32 drove job growth in California, while Michigan and the solar sector also posted strong numbers.

The report notes the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is expected to drive future job growth, while Congress also has an opportunity to expand the economy by extending clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.