In the wake of President Obama's solar debacle, the U.S. government needs to rethink its role in backing green energy.
By Paul Keegan, contributor
FORTUNE -- Republicans are hoping it will become President Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment: Standing at a podium in a California solar-cell factory in May 2010, surrounded by a cheering crowd and television crews, he declared, "It's here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter MOREOct 4, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Lawmakers looking for sacrifices could wind up hurting one of the few industries that's hiring.
By Brian Dumaine, senior-editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- As Congress looks for things to cut, it's worth noting that green jobs are one of the few bright spots in otherwise dim economic news. The solar industry employed an estimated 93,000 workers in 2010, and that number is expected to reach 120,000 this year, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation. MOREAug 31, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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