Renewable Energy and Economic Progress

As the U.S. adopts greater amounts of renewable energy, the economy will see a significant boost as more domestic jobs are created and tax revenue is generated, according to leading researchers in the field. We’ll take a look at some recent studies on the subject and report on one rural community that could see a major job boost from a proposed biomass facility expected to come online in 2008.

Also in the podcast: Our German correspondent Rian Van Staden of Intelligent Renewable Energy Consulting gives us an update on recent renewable energy news from Europe. And, we’ll talk to Deep Patel, President and CEO of, a new online marketplace that allows buyers and contractors to exchange information on renewable energy projects. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information.

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I am a reporter with, a blog published by the Center for American Progress. I am former editor and producer for, where I contributed stories and hosted the Inside Renewable Energy Podcast. Keep in touch through twitter! My profile name is: Stphn_Lacey

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