The Weekender

Don Calzada

US government lab debunks “Spanish Professor” study

The “whack-a-mole” study by a far-right-wing Spanish economist (and global warming denier) purporting to show that renewable energy is a job killer has been whacked once again.

Wielding the mallet this time was the prestigious National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). As reported yesterday in the blog Into the Wind, NREL’s analysis (available in pdf form, here) concludes:

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Solar News Weekender

Editor’s note: Starting today, the Weekender will be a regular feature of The Phoenix Sun. We’ll cover, briefly, stories that didn’t make it into our usual line up during the week. And/Or we’ll add updates to stories we did cover. Who knows, we may even add a crossword puzzle someday! (Note to self: call Will Shortz about donating solar-themed puzzle.)

Clean Energy: As American as … Girl Scouts?

Yep. Girl Scouts, Clean Green PowerGirl Scouts in several Massachusetts chapters can now earn the equivalent of a merit badge for learning and teaching others about renewable energy.

The program was developed by a coalition of a state government department, a public utility and a renewable energy trade group, with an advisory panel of Girl Scout leaders.

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