National Journal's "Expert Blog" on energy and the environment published an interesting debate over clean energy policy entitlted "Is Clean Energy Headed for Crisis". It's a pretty good summation of the debate over clean energy policy at the federal level.
With input from a number of clean energy executives and the heads of various think tanks, there is something for everyone to agree with. Of course our favorite is Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, who pointed out the significant number of jobs created in the solar sector.
The U.S. solar industry is thriving and creating jobs at a time when Americans need them most. Solar has doubled its workforce since 2009 and now employs more than 100,000 Americans at 5,000 companies – mostly small businesses – in all 50 states. The U.S. solar market grew by almost 70 percent in the last year, while the price of solar panels has dropped 30 percent since the beginning of 2010. And the U.S. is a $2 billion net exporter, including a solar trade surplus with China.
(Rhone Resch's Reply Direct Link)
Just a tip, if you go to the link, you can agree or with the statements of each of the experts.