"Senators Want 'Buy American' Rule in Stimulus"

"Four Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to halt spending on a renewable energy program in the economic stimulus package until rules are in place to assure that the projects use predominantly American labor and materials.

The senators said that more than three-fourths of $2 billion spent on wind-energy projects supported by the stimulus package had gone to foreign companies. They said that effectively undercut the purpose of the stimulus program — formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — which is to jump-start the American economy and create jobs here."

John M. Broder reports for Green Inc. in the New York Times March 3, 2010.

See Also:

"From California, Chinese Solar Maker Looks East" (Green Inc.)

"Clean Tech: A New Way to Hasten Energy Solutions"

"Questions Swirl Around Wind-Jobs Studies" (Tribune Co.)

Analysis: "Europe All Mouth And No Money In Green Tech Race" (Reuters)

"Lazard Sees Sunny Outlook For Chinese Solar Firms" (Reuters)

"More Bucks for Advanced Biofuels?" (Post Carbon)

"Should the World Bank Fund Coal Plants?" (Post Carbon)

"China Will Dominate Green Auto Market: Daimler CEO" (CNBC)

Source: NYTimes, 03/04/2010