$2 billion in stimulus goes to solar
Obama administration aims for new jobs and more renewable energy usage with the funding of two solar plants.
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 05:10 PM
Though it seems like there's nothing going on in the world of environmental news other than oil, oil, oil, the Obama administration has
been working on other important issues.
A recent Times article noted that the administration shelled out $2 billion this week to be divvied between two U.S. solar plant companies. According to the article, the administration expects the projects headed by Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing to result in "more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs." The solar plant construction, a fraction of Obama's $862 billion economic stimulus plan, is part of an effort to "... make sure the jobs and industries of the future are taking root right here in America," according to Obama's online address this weekend.
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