"A recent Washington Post <http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/08/AR2008030802595.html?referrer=emailarticle> article, however, has revealed that China’s booming solar industry is not as green as one might expect. Many of the solar panels that now adorn European and American rooftops have left behind a legacy of toxic pollution in Chinese villages and farmlands.
The Post article describes how Luoyang Zhonggui, a major Chinese polysilicon manufacturer, is dumping toxic factory waste directly on to the lands of neighboring villages, killing crops and poisoning residents." http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5650 On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:11 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > White House to unveil solar panel program for poor areas > > WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- The Obama administration will unveil a project > Tuesday that will help low- and middle-income Americans obtain solar panels > for energy production, taking another step in the president's goal of > tackling climate change. > > The administration said by 2020 it plans to triple the capacity of solar > and other renewable energy systems in federally subsidized housing and make > it easier for homeowners to borrow money for solar panels. The White House > said the plan will "help continue to scale up solar for all Americans, > including those who are renters, lack the startup capital to invest in > solar, or do not have adequate information on how to transition to solar > energy." > > "We need to expand opportunities for more families to reap the benefits of > using cleaner sources of energy that can also help households save money on > their utility bills," Brian Deese, Obama's top energy adviser, said Monday. > > Deese and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will travel to Baltimore Tuesday to > roll out the program with a key component from the Energy Department to > help build neighborhood solar farms that don't require panels to be > installed on the roofs of homes and businesses. It's meant to make solar an > option to renters who can't install solar panels on rooftops. > > Deese said the Energy Department "will provide low-cost financing, > particularly to households, and improve our government lending programs to > make them easier to utilize so that it's easier for individuals to take > advantage of this benefit." > > Deese said the program includes commitments totaling about $520 million > from investors, charities, states and cities to pay for solar and > energy-efficient projects for lower-income communities. The program will > not only help the planet but also help local residents, Cummings said. > > "The difference in a monthly bill of $10 or $15 means a lot to the people > who live on my block," Cummings said. > > > http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/07/07/White-House-to-unveil-solar-panel-program-for-poor-areas/7101436275343/?spt=sec&or=tn > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com