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The federal government has awarded some $2.3 billion in tax credits for more than 183 clean energy projects in 43 states. The companies estimate that the credits will help them to create more than 17,000 jobs building more energy-efficient appliances and cars and exploring solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. The Obama administration considered more than 500 applications and released a list of their selections.
Here are 10 companies that requested large tax credits.