Deregulate hazardous solar waste?

August 5th, 2010

 The California Department of Toxic Substance Control had earlier determined that cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules are hazardous, and that these modules will need to be disposed of in special hazardous waste landfills.  But just last week, they proposed regulation that will exempt hazardous solar panels from hazardous waste handling laws, if these solar modules …

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Good Jobs Green Jobs – Healthy Jobs?

January 29th, 2009

The opportunity to make a meaningful and immediate difference on the environmental impact of solar manufacturing, recycling, and labor conditions is really exciting. The solar crowd is full of people with good intentions for the environment and a genuine interest in the issues.

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Inauguration over, now it’s time to get down to work

January 24th, 2009

Now we have to make up for lost time as we prepare the nation for a new age in renewable energy. There are several immediate actions that we can take to ensure growth in the solar sector and at the same time protect public health, workers and the environment – and we don’t have to look at these things as conflicting goals.

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