Feb 10 2017
The White House website may not even mention it as part of Trump's "America First Energy Plan" - but the USA solar industry continues to post dramatic job growth numbers. This year Holyoke Gas & Electric's solar will more than double with four projects totaling 8.3 megawatts, the newsletter said. "Only oil/petroleum has more employment (by 38%) than solar".
The DOE also points out that the solar industry is interesting because despite all that employment in distributed solar (that is, non-utility solar), utilities still have a lot more solar energy capacity than homes and businesses-roughly 28,081,000 MWh compared to distributed solar's 16,974,000 MWh in 2016.
As The Denver Post reports, Colorado's solar companies added more than 1,000 workers previous year, according to the National Solar Jobs Census, allowing the state to maintain its top-10 ranking as a hub of solar energy employment.
The industry's growth is not expected to be as fast in 2017, however - more like 10 percent.
Hakan Calhanoglu denies ever talking to Turkish media about a Chelsea move
He is also suspended for Turkey's World Cup qualifying match at home against Finland on March 24. "Bayer 04 has nothing to do with the incidents at that time", he said.
Djokovic survives Davis Cup scare, champions Argentina slump
Darcis won 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-5) after Kohlschreiber looked set to clinch the match in the fourth set when he led 4-2. The latter led 4-1 in the final set and even had three match points in the 10th game before losing 3-6 6-3 6-4 4-6 7-6 (8-6).
Best pictures from protest against Trump's Muslim ban in London
Trump said he identified Muslim-majority nations for the travel ban from a government report on terror-prone states prepared during the Barack Obama administration.
"Solar is an important part of our ever expanding clean energy economy in Massachusetts, supporting thousands of high-skilled careers across the Commonwealth", Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said.
"In 2016, we saw a dramatic increase in the solar workforce across the nation, thanks to a rapid decrease in the cost of solar panels and unprecedented consumer demand for solar installations", Luecke added.
In all, the Solar Foundation noted that 80 percent of the 51,000 solar-industry jobs added in 2016 were newly-created positions, and 20 percent were existing jobs that added a solar aspect to their responsibilities.
As of November 2016, 260,077 solar workers were employed by the industry, "representing a growth rate of 24.5 percent since November 2015".
Feb 09 2017
Winter Weather Watch Issued for Many Ahead of Big Storm on Thursday
A winter storm warning meanings heavy snow is expected or occurring and will make travel very risky . While the sunshine will be back Friday , highs will struggle to climb much above freezing.
Feb 09 2017
Scottish MPs Reject Brexit
She said it is "vital" for farming powers to be transferred from the European Union direct to Holyrood. Both parties agreed the terms of the first independence referendum through the Edinburgh Agreement.
Feb 08 2017
Alastair Cook reveals one regret as England captain
Root has just seven Tests before next winter's Ashes series, which is little time to get used to the role. They chose to back their captain who was younger and more central to their plans going forward.
Feb 07 2017
Top Senate GOPer distances from Trump, calls Putin 'thug'
Then President-elect Trump appears with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on a visit to the U.S. And we all follow court orders. "And we need to avoid doing that kind of thing".
Feb 07 2017
Profits fall at Ryanair as European fares tumble
But he points out that, while fares have fallen over the winter, the airline's load factor rose to 95% over the quarter. Ryanair's average fares dropped 17 per cent in the reporting period, offset by a 16-per cent rise in passenger traffic.
Feb 05 2017
Senate Committee Clears DeVos for Final Confirmation Vote
She has drawn the fire of teachers unions for her support for charter schools and taxpayer-funded vouchers for private education. Senate held a vote Friday morning on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education.
Feb 05 2017
Education secretary nominee seems to know little about education
The turn of events infuriated proponents of the original bipartisan legislation and left Hansen on the verge of tears. Her words do not provide me with any relief over her appointment; indeed, they do not sculpt much of anything at all.
Feb 05 2017
UK January PMI Services PMI Index Slows To 54.5, Inflation Pressures Continue
It therefore covers about half the economy, whereas official data on services published with more of a lag covers nearly 80%. The PMI report polls private sector companies but does not cover retailers or government services.
Feb 04 2017
What Could Hudson's Bay see in Macy's — Business Report
Shares of Macy's rose as much as 12 percent Friday, its biggest intraday gain since August 11, according to Bloomberg. Last month, Macy's announced plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs and close stores, including one at the Everett Mall.
Feb 02 2017
Donald Tusk: Trump Administration Statements Are Worrying
Leaders are reported to have been hesitant to take action given the strength of ties between the United States and the EU. Trump has also personally attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy on a number of occasions.
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