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North Oakland Now: February 28, 2009

on February 28, 2009

oaknorthtree4Who can think about installing alternative energy resources at home with an economy like this?  Well, according to the Chronicle, some Berkeleyans are doing it as a part of the city’s new solar financing program.  With some major tax credit and rebate assistance, you too can go solar too.  Just hurry when the next application window opens–nine minutes was the time it took for all available spots to be filled last cycle.

But for the 1 million people laid off, solar energy might be the last thing on their minds.  With the state unemployment rate at 10.1%, the Chronicle says it hasn’t been this high since the year I was born, 1983.

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