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The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has released their 2012 Massachusetts Clean Industry Report (

There are 4,995 clean energy firms and 71,523 clean energy jobs in the Commonwealth, 1.7% of all employment in the state, with employment in the clean energy sector up 11.2% from 2011 compared with a 1.2% growth rate for all industries.  

Employers are also optimistic about their future prospects, anticipating 12.4% growth over the coming 12 months.
From 2007 to 2011, there has been a thirty-fold increase in installed solar megawatts and a 108% growth in electric energy savings from energy efficiency.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at solarray.

    by gmoke on Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 07:33:54 PM PDT

  •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

    we're now half a century into mindless cheering for the expensive solar toys for rich kids as the expense and suffering of the poor, including the roughly 3 billion people who have poor sanitation, water and food.

    Has all this cheering resulted in one, even one, of the 520 exajoules that humanity uses each year being produced by allegedly "green" solar energy?

    Even one?

    Every single one of these frauds does nothing more than produce complacency.

    I still very much doubt that the toxic, expensive and failed wishful thinking powered solar industry can even power all of the computers and servers dedicated to telling us how great the solar industry is.

    Fear, ignorance, superstition and its attendant denial and wishful thinking have made sure that humanity will get what it deserves.

    Can you, or any other feel good "cheer for solar" cheerleader show one May in the last twenty years where the record wasn't set for the highest concentration of carbon dioxide ever measured at Mauna Loa?

    Heckuva job.   You must be very, very, very, very, very proud.   Congratulations.

    I guess you're going to tell us how another few hundred billion euros, dollars, yen, yuan...will save the day, right?

    Excuse me while I throw up.

    Have a nice solar powered night.

  •  lol I was looking for 'Hell yes!'. ;-) n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

    by FarWestGirl on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 03:34:38 PM PDT

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