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Solar Energy Developments #255714

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 03, 1978
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(Studio) "Saint Petersburg (Florida) Times" newspaper's dedication of new office building, which uses solar energy, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tampa, Florida) Depression in solar energy industry for last year noted; limited use of alternate energy source, by those inds. able to afford it and willing to experiment, reported Details about newspaper's use of solar energy and that of Anheuser-Busch brewery in Jacksonville, Florida, given. Recent passage of tax credits for solar energy use by homeowners mentioned. [Solar equipment manufacturer Charles MOORE - has doubled sales in past mo.] Fate of many solar energy business in slump of last year, include going out of business and being bought out by oil companies, stated. Allegations of sun lobby that oil companies try to slow down development of solar energy reported [Solar energy advocate Merle LEFKOFF - says oil companies want to control solar energy field, making it impossible for smaller companies to get into field.] Sears Roebuck's test-mkting. of complete solar hot water system cited.
REPORTER: John Sheahan (WJXT newstape)

(Studio) Saint Petersburg newspaper's plans to erect windmill next year to run presses in plant at Clearwater, Florida, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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