TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR AUGUST 17
Greenhouse Gas Protections A-Ok. Despite what critics would like you to believe, the Government Accountability Office yesterday confirmed that the greenhouse gas protections put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency will not likely “pose widespread concerns” for the delivery of energy in the United States.
Three Out of Four. A new poll from the non-partisan Civil Society Institute in Massachusetts found three out of four Americans believe America needs to focus on clean energy sources like wind and solar energy. That poll, which focused on if people's reaction to the droughtdrought, found this support in 61 percent of Republicans, 84 percent of Democrats and 80 percent of independents.
Interconnected Globe. Food security experts are worried about how climate change may affect the availability and delivery of food around the world. Their concerns include the possibility of transportation options being cut off due to bridges and roads being washed away and food being lost if warehouses are damaged.
National and International Blue-Green
Today’s news articles, editorials and letters to the editor discussing the importance of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy include:
- EcoSeed: Clean energy projects to create 37,409 jobs in the U.S. in Q2
- Scientific American: Tax credits – the wind in wind energy
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): Guest commentary: Ignoring wind power would be bad for Missouri jobs
- Independent Record (MT): Past and present, Montana a leader in wind energy
- Courier-Post Dispatch (NJ): Tax credit
- Wenatchee World (WA): The subsidies are in the wind
Australian scientists believe climate change is causing tropical fish to migrate south. AFP has more.
The Associated Press reports the carbon dioxide emissions from the United States have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years.
Stars and Stripes discusses the challenges to bringing electric car charging stations to military bases.
Consumer Reports gives an overview of some of the issues people should consider when installing a wind energy project.
IndustryWeek looks at the manufacturing strategy that played a “key role in General Motor’s revival.”
To the States
The Obama administration announced a $70 million initiative yesterday to promote advanced manufacturing in Western Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio and West Virginia. IndustryWeek has more about the effort to establish the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII).
The Chicago Tribune editorial board declares, “There’s no denying it; climate change is real.”
Chicago’s transit ridership has grown for 16 straight months, according to Progressive Railroading.
Construction is nearly done on seven wind turbines in Broken Bow, Nebraska, according to the Kearney Hub.
The Mendon-Upton Regional School District in Massachusetts is finishing a number of green construction projects. The Milford Daily News has more about the projects that are expected to cut the district’s energy bills.
The Lowell Sun reports 7,000 clean energy jobs were added last year in Massachusetts.
New York Times: Ryan Says Requesting Stimulus Funds Was a Mistake
Washington Post: Obama and Romney pandering to energy interests
Hill: Report: Obama may release oil reserves
Bloomberg Businessweek (Germany): German Consumers to Share Offshore Wind Farms Risk, FAZ Reports
Recharge (Norway): Norway's Kvaerner to quit offshore wind business
Lompoc Record (CA): Camp teaches ways to harness renewable energy
Des Moines Register (IA): Another View: Voters want U.S. manufacturing back
KSLA (LA): Resident fights for renewable energy
CleanTechnica (NM): Free Wind Technology Certification Training Continues
Asbury Park Press (NJ): Authority disassembles crane for Union Beach wind turbine
Huffington Post (NY): Keeping the Lights on in New York State
Transportation Nation (NY): NYC Mayor Bloomberg: No Date Yet for Bike Share Launch