Press Releases

 

Thursday
Oct142010

NH AFLCIO - Last Meeting before Election/Coordinators Meeting 

Please Come to our last Coordinators Meeting

Prior to the election

Brothers and Sisters

Thursday, October 21st

5:30 p.m.
UA 131 Hall
161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett NH


As we continue to press forward toward election day, come and cheer on all the hard work that has been done and is about to be done to help labor friendly candidates win in November.


For more information and to RSVP please email rongeoffroy@nhaflcio.org or click here to register online.



Thursday
Oct142010

CEI Daily - The REINS Act, Driverless Cars, and Energy Efficiency

 

REINS Act

 

Sen. Jim DeMint's proposed REINS Act would require congressional approval of major federal agency rules before they become binding.

 

Vice President Wayne Crews explains how the REINS Act will restore congressional accountability.

 

"By tolerating the delegation of sweeping lawmaking power to unelected agencies, Congress has severed the power to establish regulatory programs from the responsibility for the results of those programs. If I'm a congressman, I can take credit for the Clean Air Act amendments I voted for, but blame EPA - against whom voters have no recourse - for costs, lost jobs and poor performance.It's an intolerable situation that REINS could help bring under control."

 

 

Driverless Cars

 

Google's new driverless cars have logged nearly 140,000 miles on public roads.

 

Policy Analyst Marc Scribner lauds the development of these "robot cars."

 

"I find these turn of events incredibly encouraging. America’s surface transportation technology has seen no significant improvements in 50 years (in the case of rail transit, make that 120). Sure, cars have all sorts of new technologies, from mp3 players to automatic parallel parking features. But the roads? No real breakthroughs since the Interstate system was devised."

 

 

Energy Efficiency

 

Just weeks after taking office, Obama urged the Department of Energy to mandate new energy efficiency standards for household appliances.

 

Associate Fellow Ben Lieberman explains how new appliance standards will affect average American households.

 

"Think remodeling a kitchen is expensive now? Pending regulations target refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, ovens and ranges. For refrigerators (at least), this is a clear case of overkill. The American fridge has already been hit by several rounds of tighter standards, with each new rule saving less energy than the last — but boosting the price and compromising performance and reliability. Even the Energy Department admits that most consumers will lose money on its latest refrigerator regulation."

 



Thursday
Oct142010

NRN - Must Reads from October 13, 2010

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson's quote of the day about the current unemployment situation: "September marks the 17th straight month that unemployment has been at or above 9.4 percent—the longest period of time of sustained unemployment since the Great Depression.  The Pelosi-Reid big government stimulus programs have failed.  They have failed the working families of America miserably while saddling our children and grandchildren with a mountain of debt." 

  

 

 

 

 

Read more at NetRightDaily.com.

Thursday
Oct142010

SET-SOLAR and BROADSTREET ENERGY WILL SHOWCASE AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL 2010

Los Angeles, CA – October 11, 2010 -- The collaboration between Broadstreet Energy and SET-Solar began over one year ago. Since then, Broadstreet has installed 1 megawatt of SET-Solar’s modules. With this collaboration Broadstreet was able to produce one of the largest solar installations in the Los Angeles Area—Flamemaster Corporation. The 211 kW solar PV system, installed on the roof of the Flamemaster Corporation Headquarters, has been powered on and will generate approximately 331,760 kW of power per year.  The system was installed by Omni Valley Construction, a Southern California-based electrical company. 

SET-Solar Corporation, a solar energy solutions provider, will be showcasing at the Solar Power International Conference from October 12-14, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Booth #2153).  SET-Solar will exhibit its polysilicon material, silicon ingots and wafers, high-efficiency solar cells and high-performance solar modules. SET-Solar has three product lines of mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline photovoltaic modules, with 16 different models, all listed in the California Solar Initiative (CSI) directory and UL certified.

Solar Power International 2010 is the largest and most comprehensive B2B solar industry event in North America, and the premiere destination for global solar companies conducting business in the U.S.  The event features hundreds of speakers, 1000+ exhibitors, and 27,000+ attendees from 90 countries.

Broadstreet Energy is currently installing several commercial and residential solar systems. The Broadstreet clientele range from industrial commercial business, churches and Hollywood celebrities. One notable residential installation is for the esteemed film producer, Elie Cohn (Brooklyn’s Finest). Cohn’s system was installed in Malibu, California and will produce approximately 18,520 kW of power per year. Broadstreet Energy will be attending Solar Power International 2010 to meet with fellow leaders in the solar industry.

About Broadstreet Energy

Broadstreet Energy is a Southern California based company. It is focused on the immediate need for renewable energy. Comprised of engineers, designers, electricians, lenders and customer support which create an all-in-one alternative energy company. Broadstreet makes solar affordable to the average customer, through financing collaborations.

 

About SET-Solar

SET-Solar Corporation is based in Mountain View, California. The Company markets and sells high-quality, mono-crystalline and poly-crystalline photovoltaic solar modules to integrators, installers and distributors in the U.S.  SET-Solar is partnering with multiple key suppliers with vertically integrated manufacturing capability of producing ingots, wafers, solar cells and photovoltaic modules, including Solar Enertech Corp. (OTC: SOEN), a U.S.-based company producing advanced solar cell technology.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based largely on current expectations and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from these statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are relevant as of the date of the given press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. SET-Solar and Broadstreet undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements.

Thursday
Oct142010

SEIA: National Solar Jobs Census Shows Solar Employment Strong, Expected to Grow

 

New 'Solar Works for America' website tells stories of real solar workers in all 50 state; includes webisode tour of solar installations, manufacturing

LOS ANGELES – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) today highlighted the strength of the U.S. solar job market in the face of high nationwide unemployment. The announcement was made at Solar Power International 2010, North America's largest business-to-business solar conference and exhibition.

The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit research and policy organization, released the "National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce." This first-ever review of national solar employment identified more than 16,700 solar employment sites and 93,000 solar jobs in all 50 states. Additionally, the report found that solar employers expect to increase the number of solar workers by 26 percent, representing nearly 24,000 net new jobs by August 2011.

Complementing the National Solar Jobs Census 2010, SEIA launched the Solar Works for America (www.SolarWorksforAmerica.com) website to showcase the extraordinary work of real people in the solar industry. The website features state-by-state solar employment data, solar companies and the personal stories and photos of local workers in all 50 states.

The site includes a new webisode series produced by the trade group. The Solar Generation USA Road Trip chronicles a film-crew traveling cross-country from the East coast to the West, touring solar installations and manufacturing sites and interviewing workers and solar clients along the way.

"Over the past 10 years, a strong and vibrant solar industry has emerged through innovation, market forces and smart government policies to create thousands of jobs across the value chain from manufacturing and engineering, construction and sales, to installation and other supporting industries," said Rhone Resch, SEIA president and CEO. "This unprecedented census of jobs in the industry and the individual stories behind Solar Works for America illustrate that solar is indeed working for America in all 50 states and will only continue to grow stronger."

"The sun generates more energy in an hour than all the coal mines and oil wells in the world do in a year.  This report shows we are on the way to tapping the sun's potential, generating pollution free energy and a tremendous number of good, green jobs along the way," said Margie Alt, Executive Director of Environment America.  "Strong leadership from Washington will be critical to turning this solar opportunity into a solar reality."

"This important report demonstrates that the solar industry is a true area of growth for our economy - creating jobs across the country while helping to transition our nation to renewable sources of energy," said BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster. "It is critical that we continue to pursue policies and investments that facilitate the continued growth of this industry and the continued development of a clean, renewable energy economy."

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Background Materials:
National Solar Jobs Census 2010 Available October 13, 2010 at 8 p.m. PDT at www.TheSolarFoundation.org.

Solar Works for America Website – www.SolarWorksforAmerica.com.

Webisodes of cross-country tour of solar installations, manufacturing and interviews with workers and clients: www.solargenerationUSA.org.

About SEIA®:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA is working to build a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. www.seia.org

SEIA® Online:
SEIA President & CEO Rhone Resch is on Twitter. SEIA is on YouTube and Facebook.