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Local legislators seek state support for solar companies

Original post made on Sep 8, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) called on the Legislature Wednesday to continue nurturing the growth of the solar industry and pass a bill to give companies using solar panels manufactured or assembled in California a leg up in state contracts.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6:40 AM

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Posted by dknute
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

maybe it's time to conside an import tax to close the 'unfair labor costs' of China? Unfair, or below minimum wage?


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Posted by Gale
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Sep 8, 2011 at 9:27 am

Why are we favoring solar when we could easily just put up a couple of coal plants in the area? The last thing we need is uppity solar workers who drive their priuses and think they're superior to the rest of us.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

gale...go brush your teeth...it's gonna be a long day...


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

How about building some natural gas fired generators fueled by all the manure coming from Sacramento. The fuel is free, paid for by all the lobbyists.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Solar is good, but our government should consider leveling out the international playing field rather than subsidizing local business.


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Posted by reformed_republican
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

Perhaps she can get some input from obama's "jobs czar" immelt. I hear he has some great ideas on getting things rolling in America. Oops, I mean China!! My Bad!! Also these guys should go take a tour of the Solandrya (sp?) plant. I hear they are doing great things there with our $500,000,000.00. Ooops, better check with the FBI first. I think they are already booked for a tour this week!!


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Posted by stevereeeno
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Obama is bad .... Solyndra .... Obama is incompetant ... Solyndra ... Obama is bad ... Solyndra


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