Wherein the jobs jobs jobs rhetoric hampers solar power development

Michael Giberson If you believed what politicians say about green energy and jobs, you probably think they fit together like peanut butter and jelly squished between layers of bread. Has there been a renewable power subsidy announcement or ribbon-cutting ceremony where the word “jobs” was not featured in the first two or three sentences uttered … More Wherein the jobs jobs jobs rhetoric hampers solar power development

Massachusetts wants $22.5 million in tax breaks back from Evergreen Solar, company in dire financial condition

Michael Giberson Politicians show up, grinning for the cameras at groundbreaking, they come applauding the expansion announcement (and why not, public tax breaks and other policy support for solar power manufacturers were chief among the reasons the plants were built in the first place), but where are the toothy smiles of supporting public officials when … More Massachusetts wants $22.5 million in tax breaks back from Evergreen Solar, company in dire financial condition