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New Study Finds Green Construction is Major U.S. Economic Driver

WASHINGTON — The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) study from Booz Allen Hamilton. … Continue reading

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Tax credit for home energy upgrades gets reduced Credits are extended into 2011, but aren’t as much of an incentive

By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Forget holiday door-buster sales. For big savings, some homeowners are actually buying themselves new doors for Christmas this year, in time to claim the government’s tax credit for home energy efficiency on their … Continue reading

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Lugar Joins Senators Who Introduce Bill to Stimulate Clean Energy Manufacturing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 10, 2009CONTACTS:Jude McCartin/Bingaman (202) 224-1804Mark Eddington/ Hatch (202)-224-5251Matt Williams/Stabenow (202) 224-1437Mark Hayes/Lugar (202) 224-8370 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) have introduced legislation … Continue reading

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