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December 20th, 2010

Congress Extends Renewable Energy Grants

Abstract:
Solar developers are breathing a sigh of relief this morning as they wake up to news that the House passed a big tax cut and stimulus bill last night, sending it on to the President for his signature, which is expected this afternoon. The bill, which extends Bush Era tax cuts, extends unemployment benefits, and cuts social security taxes, also extends a popular renewable energy grant program.

Yesterday evening, Lyndon Rive, CEO and founder of a solar financing, installation and maintenance company, Solar City, told me that the if the renewable energy program, which provides grants that cover 30 percent of the cost of solar installations, weren't extended, "it would be a catastrophe for the entire industry."

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