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YOU SHOULD KNOW…
Georgia, California and Michigan are among the states with the highest use of renewable energy, according to the quarter one review released by Environmental Entrepreneurs yesterday. (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Today we can no longer claim ignorance as an excuse for inaction,” said actor Robert Redfordwhen he addressed the U.N. earlier this week.
Big deal – Ahead of the U.N. climate negotiations later this year, China announced its commitment to limit a rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years. (Reuters)
More momentum – President Obama met with Brazil’s president yesterday. The two leaders each made announcements upping their commitments to climate action, both announcing an increased commitment to expanding renewable energy. (New York Times)
Hail Mary – President Obama yesterday expressed optimism that long term transportation funding can be approved before the end of his term. He has already proposed a six-year funding bill and asked Congress to act on it. (The Hill)
Snail’s pace – Meanwhile the climate talks are moving along at a snail’s pace, according to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. (The Hill)
New York Times - A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time
Inside Climate News - N.C. Church Takes a Defiant Stand—With Solar Panels
Charlotte Observer - DENR opposes bill that would overhaul NC environmental regulations