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Solar Energy Continues to Make Its Case - Now as a Job Creator

With more people worried about job security and the economy, state policy leaders and several corporations are making the case for renewable energy legislation as a job creator.

Solar energy creates and retains jobs, including those in the manufacturing industry.  Texas business leaders noted in a recent report, Lone Star Power: How Texas Businesses Can Supply the World with Solar Energy, one of the great advantages of solar plants is the large number of components that are involved in installing solar power systems.

1,000+ Legislators Sign Historic Climate Change Letter

As of today, 1,198 state legislators from 49 states have signed a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress in support of clean energy legislation that strengthens national security, promotes clean energy technologies and sustainable jobs, and addresses the impacts of climate change.

Returning Cap-and-Trade Revenue to Consumers Recommended in California

As California prepares to implement its own cap-and-trade climate change law, state officials are looking to ease the economic burden on consumers by using revenues generated to deliver a tax rebate to families, an approach called "cap-and-dividend."

Eye on the Right: Businesses Split over Climate Change

The debate over clean energy is ripping open divisions in conservative business lobbies.  Debate on federal climate change legislation has led an increasing number of businesses to leave the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and other business associations because of those organizations' stances against recognizing the scientific validity of climate change. The revolt has been growing ever since a senior Chamber official called for a "Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century" to evaluate evidence of global warming.