Some businesses are serious about keeping manufacturing operations at home. I don't know much about the working conditions or pay scale of the employees in this factory, but I like what the company is doing to reduce costs of its apparel making business.
American Apparel, the largest clothing manufacturing company in the US, with over 3,000 employees in its downtown Los Angeles factory, is one of the first companies to take advantage of the 30 percent Federal Tax Credit for solar power.
American Apparel is installing a 146 kW solar electric system on the roof of its (circa1935) factory building in Los Angeles. The company expects to reduce its electric bill by at least 20 percent this year.
More information about Solar American Initiative in the Renewable Energy Access Newsletter
From: RENEWABLE ENERGY ACCESS NEWSLETTER
President Bush said in his State of the Union Address that he is in favor or more research into alternative energy. More information will be available on February 6th, when the DOE reveals its budget request.