Clinton to PV Industry

posted Sep 28, 2012, 11:50 PM by Steven B. Reeves   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 3:32 PM ]
"The United States pays $22 in subsidies to oil, coal, and nuclear power for every $1 invested in renewable energy" - former U.S. president, Bill Clinton, addressing the 2012 Solar Power International trade show. He went on to say "An enormous number of people don’t know that solar is affordable now" and "The U.S. has paid oil subsidies since 1916, (the oil companies) sink dry wells and still get the tax credit.” Even Texas alone employs more clean tech workers than there are coal workers in the entire country.

In getting a grasp of the energy industry, the report “Red White & Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs", by Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar reports:
  • “Three states all by themselves each have more clean tech workers than all the coal mining workers in the USA.”
  • “The total number of Americans working in clean tech is many times the size of those in coal.”
  • "Clean tech may mean a debate in Washington, but it means jobs everywhere else.”

So if the key phrase is "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs", then we all should be saying "Clean Tech, Clean Tech, Clean Tech". For PureSolar that would be "PV, PV, PV"!