Solyndra

Solyndra’s failure shouldn’t deter government investment in solar power

The Washington Post October 30, 2011 By Sherri Pittman Throughout our nation’s history, the federal government has played a critical role in scaling new industries and new technologies. From defense to computers and railroads to aviation, government investment has created thriving industries and good careers for generations of Americans. Today, clean…

Focus on the Solyndra default distracts from the benefits of solar

The Hill’s Congress Blog 10/19/11 By Thomas Alston, solar outreach and policy coordinator for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona There is a segment of the U.S. economy that employs more than 100,000 people – and during the past year, employment in that segment grew by more than 6.8 percent.Compare…