Economy & Business

"A 2nd U.S.-Supported Maker of Solar Panels Will Close"

"Abound Solar, a solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the federal government, announced on Thursday that it would file for bankruptcy amid plummeting prices and intense competition from Chinese manufacturers in the solar equipment market."

Source: NY Times, 06/29/2012

GSA Changes To Green Building Standards Rile Chemical, Vinyl Lobbies

"Twenty trade groups representing the plastics, vinyl and chemical industries are lobbying to stop the General Services Administration from adopting proposed new standards for green building construction, saying the changes could eliminate the use of hundreds of their products in construction projects."

Source: Wash Post, 06/27/2012

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