Ivor O’Connor

December 11, 2008

What Obama should do…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 3:41 am

Obama should pay attention to this. Not clean coal and nuclear power. It’s like the exact opposite of our military. Instead of every dollar being wasted never to trickle down in our country every dollar will instead trickle only into our economy at the grass roots level up. I’d like to think Obama will support this as soon as he is solidly in office.

While the rest of the economy plunges into recession, Germany’s solar power industry is full of optimism, fat order books and factories humming at full capacity — in stark contrast to the surrounding economic gloom.

Throughout eastern Germany’s “Solar Valley,” manufacturers are racing to keep up with global demand for solar panels and the state-of-the-art machinery that makes them, even though share prices have fallen sharply this week.

“There’s no recession here,” said Frank Asbeck, the founder of SolarWorld AG, the world’s third-largest photovoltaic company, which makes everything from solar-grade silicon to solar cells and solar panels.

“We’re always recruiting staff and are happy to hire workers laid off elsewhere,” he said during a tour of a 480-million euro ($600 million) manufacturing plant in Freiberg south of Dresden.

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