Solar Power

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How much electricity do solar and wind make on a global scale?

http://joannenova.com.au/2012/08/how-much-electricity-do-solar-and-wind-make-on-a-global-scale-answer-not-much/

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Wind and Solar Power:

Part I: Uncooperative Reality

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/01/13/-wind-and-solar-power-part-i-uncooperative-reality_175812606589.pdf

Part II: How Persuasive Are the Rationales?

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/01/13/-wind-and-solar-power-part-ii-how-persuasive-are-the-rationales_175916200752.pdf

Part III: Chasing the Green Tail

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/01/13/-wind-and-solar-power-part-iii-chasing-the-green-tail_175957836770.pdf

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Power struggle: Green energy versus a grid that’s not ready

Minders of a fragile national power grid say the rush to renewable energy might actually make it harder to keep the lights on

http://articles.latimes.com/print/2013/dec/02/nation/la-na-grid-renewables-20131203

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The global solar power industry is in crisis… [primarily because] commercial scale solar energy remains a non-viable proposition.

http://www.thegwpf.org/peter-glover-solar-eclipsed/

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[Obama’s] Energy Department Touts Solar Power That Generates 0.14% of Electricity

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/09/14/energy-department-touts-solar-power-that-generates-0-14-of-electricity/print/

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German Economics Professor Concludes: “Solar Subsidies Are Senseless”

http://notrickszone.com/2011/09/29/german-economics-professor-concludes-solar-subsidies-are-senseless/

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Shedding Some Light on Solar Power

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/shedding_some_light_on_solar_power.html

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… the global market index of solar companies having fallen 74% in the past two years.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/brightsource_and_the_fracking_task_force.html

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Solar Winds Keep Blowing Taxpayer Money Away

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/solar_winds_keep_blowing_taxpayer_money_away.html

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Solar Energy: Popular but Corrupt

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/no_one_opposes_solar_energy_but_when_subsidies_are_used_for_political_payback.html

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Most Solar Manufacturers May Vanish by 2015, Trina CEO Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-08/most-solar-manufacturers-may-disappear-by-2015-trina-ceo-says.html

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Germany:

Solar stocks plunged around the world after Germany, the largest market for panels, said it will make quicker cuts to subsidized rates and phase out support for the industry by 2017.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-20/solar-stocks-plunge-worldwide-as-germany-accelerates-rate-cuts.html

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Goodnight Sunshine

Germany is cutting solar-power subsidies because they are expensive and inefficient.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/project_syndicate/2012/02/why_germany_is_phasing_out_its_solar_power_subsidies_.html

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Germany’s Energy Poverty: How Electricity Became a Luxury Good

Germany’s agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/high-costs-and-errors-of-german-transition-to-renewable-energy-a-920288.html

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Solar Energy Meets Greenies and Big Labor

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/04/solar_energy_meets_greenies_an.html

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In the latest setback for the solar energy industry, Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

http://www.freep.com/article/20120214/BUSINESS06/120214023/Energy-Conversion-Devices-bankruptcy-ECD?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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American solar cell pioneers bankrupted by Obama’s DOE

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/american_solar_cell_pioneers_bankrupted_by_obamas_doe.html

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In keeping with the recent trend of so-called green companies going into the red, another solar energy company supported by President Obama’s top administration officials declared bankruptcy today.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/solar-company-bankrupt-despite-win-win-doe-loan/459621

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 Mojave Solar Project Killing Threatened Desert Tortoises

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2012/04/02/mojave-solar-project-killing-threatened-desert-tortoises

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 … the global market index of solar companies having fallen 74% in the past two years.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/04/brightsource_and_the_fracking_task_force.html

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America’s Largest Solar Panel Maker Lays Off 2,000 Workers

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/americas-largest-solar-panel-maker-lays-2000-workers

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… solar power companies suffered massive drops in share prices.  Six major companies, including Solyndra and Solar Millennium, have sought bankruptcy protection.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21901-renewable-energys-growing-pains.html

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Solar Getting Burned Again

http://www.energybiz.com/article/12/07/solar-getting-burned-again

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