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View Diary: Solar Jobs Stimulus: 7 Million Homes Get PV Panel Rooftops (Cover Washington D.C. with Solar PV!) (81 comments)

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  •  Calif Energy Partners (5+ / 0-)

    Mandated by the state lege, this program replaces old energy hog refrigerators, seals leaks by doors, windows and wall sockets and installs curly bulb lighting. My energy bills are down 50% since they left.

    The only downside I can see is a remedial: all the lightbulbs and fixtures are made in China. A call to my local rep yielded the speculation that they were 'cheaper.'

    My related idea is that these program be expanded and all the materials US sourced. Preferably regionally sourced. Let's stop shipping stuff we can create locally.

    •  WTO. (0+ / 0-)

      WTO doesn't allow national-origin limitations in government projects.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 02:13:57 PM PDT

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