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    White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install sol

    WASHINGTON The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
    The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans.

    The Agriculture Department will also spend nearly $70 million to fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects, focused on rural and farming areas. And the Energy Department will propose stricter efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners, a move the department said could cut emissions more than any other efficiency standard it has issued to date.


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    White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels

    I can not say how much I love this program! Job training, new jobs, and green energy! This is a great program, and I cannot think why anyone ccouldbe against this!


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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

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    White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels

    I can not say how much I love this program! Job training, new jobs, and green energy! This is a great program, and I cannot think why anyone ccouldbe against this!
    If successfully executed this is of course a positive, but is the upgrading of the electrical grid not a higher priority?

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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

    Oh great. They'll probably teach them how to **** them up.

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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

    Does the solar panel industry need 50,000 more installers? Did anybody check?

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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

    Hooray green jobs! $70,000,000 + the undisclosed amount it's going to cost to train these people for 6 years, added to the almost $18,000,000,000,000!
    Great program indeed! Let's have more!

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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post
    Hooray green jobs! $70,000,000 + the undisclosed amount it's going to cost to train these people for 6 years, added to the almost $18,000,000,000,000!
    Great program indeed! Let's have more!
    If the government is going to pay for it, I'd much rather they direct our tax dollars to renewable energy than subsidizing the coal industry.

    Federal coal subsidies are forms of financial assistance paid by federal taxpayers to the coal and power industry. Such subsidies include direct spending, tax breaks and exemptions, low-interest loans, loan guarantees, loan forgiveness, grants, lost government revenue such as discounted royalty fees to mine federal lands, and federally-subsidized external costs, such as health care expenses and environmental clean-up due to the negative effects of coal use. External costs of coal include the loss or degradation of valuable ecosystems and community health.

    According to research by GigaOm analyst Adam Lesser, buried in a 2011 report from the International Energy Agency is the fact that fossil fuels currently receive subsidies via "at least 250 mechanisms."[1]

    In June 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said $557 billion was spent to subsidize fossil fuels globally in 2008, compared to $43 billion in support of renewable energy. In a July 2011 EIA report on federal fossil fuel subsidies, coal was estimated to have tax expenditures (provisions in the federal tax code that reduce the tax liability of firms) with an estimated value of $561 million in FY 2010, down from $3.3 billion in FY 2007.[2]
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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

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    White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install solar panels

    I can not say how much I love this program! Job training, new jobs, and green energy! This is a great program, and I cannot think why anyone ccouldbe against this!
    Why? Tax money is a constrained ressource and many causes demanding it. Those that do not get money, might be unhappy about a program that another might like. Seems rather trivial political economics to me.

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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

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    If the government is going to pay for it, I'd much rather they direct our tax dollars to renewable energy than subsidizing the coal industry.
    If the government is going to enslave people I'd much rather they enslave one group over the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post
    If the government is going to enslave peop-
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    Re: White House announces plan to train 50,000 people, including veterans, to install

    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post
    If the government is going to enslave people I'd much rather they enslave one group over the other.
    I was unaware that the 13th Amendment had been repealed. You should start a new thread on that one here in the Breaking News section of the forums. The return of slavery to the United States is quite the news item.
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