TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR AUGUST 10
Making It Simple. President Obama was in Colorado yesterday speaking in support for the growth of renewable energy, Obama stated, “At a moment when homegrown energy, renewable energy, is creating new jobs in states like Colorado and Iowa, my opponent wants to end tax credits for wind energy producers.”
Have Any Boston Trips Planned? Boston officials yesterday explained several popular Boston neighborhoods and landmarks are in danger of disappearing due to flooding caused by climate change. They also stated Massachusetts currently loses 2.8 million square feet of land each year due to rising sea levels on average.
National and International Blue-Green
Marketplace recently interviewed Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the effects of the drought on food prices.
According to the Washington Post, NOAA now believes the globe may see a total of 12 to 17 named tropical storms, five to eight hurricanes and two to three major hurricanes before the end of hurricane season in November.
The San Francisco Chronicle have has learned investigators of the Chevron oil refinery fire in California “suspect that heat insulation around a leaking pipe contributed to the disaster by masking the extent of the danger until it was too late.”
The Natural Resources Defense Council, a BlueGreen Alliance partner, recently released its list of the country's worst polluting power plants. Huffington Post has more.
To the States
According to E&E News, state officials in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio have signed the “largest and most ambitious” credit-trading program in the nation in order to reduce water pollution in the Ohio river.
Nevada’s first commercial wind farm has begun operation, CleanTechnica reports.
California’s Desert Sun Editorial Board believes, “…In this part of the world the green energy movement is going strong.”
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking for public comments as it works to revise the Hawaii Clean Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, according to Pacific Business News.
Huffington Post: Seizing a Clean Energy Opportunity
Politico: One more ‘right’: to join a union
Renewable Energy World: Sustainable Industry Predictions for the Second Half of 2012
CleanTechnica: Vestas Receives New Italian Wind Order
Associated Press: GM may have electric car breakthrough
Huffington Post: The 5 Most Dangerous Climate Change Myths
New York Times: The Search for Energy Takes a Turn Underwater
Los Angeles Times (CA): California legislation could bring peace to L.A. water war
Los Angeles Times (CA): Insurance firms lose fight over Stringfellow cleanup
Florida Today: will.i.am touts STEM education at NASA's JPL
Midwest Energy News (IL): Experts: Chicago aggregation could hurt renewable energy — unless the RPS is fixed
Star Tribune (MN): Minnesota PUC puts off decision to scrap aging coal power plants
Mesquite Citizen Journal (NV): Power, Politics and Clean Energy
Daily Beast (TX): The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers