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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Solar CEO: As Tax Credits Expire, Consolidation Coming In Solar Industry

Damon Corkern (left) and Dustin Rodgers, who work for ECS Solar Energy Systems, Inc, install a solar panel system on the roof of a home on April 16, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Damon Corkern (left) and Dustin Rodgers, who work for ECS Solar Energy Systems, Inc, install a solar panel system on the roof of a home on April 16, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The 114th Congress got started this week and already Democrats and Republicans are butting heads on the issue of energy.

President Obama has threatened to veto a Republican bill to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. The question of ending a ban on U.S. oil exports is also on the table. Meanwhile, the renewable industry is also closely watching the fate of a federal tax credit that will expire at the end of the year.

All week, Here & Now has been talking about energy and the new Congress. Today, Tony Clifford, CEO of Standard Solar, joins host Lisa Mullins to discuss what effect a Republican Congress will have on the solar industry.

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