THE TOP 10 FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Good economic news – Claims for jobless benefits fell more than forecasted last week, as strong demand keeps people working. (Bloomberg)
Carbon tax – Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveiled a plan to tax carbon pollution. (Politico)
Cutting ourselves to a new recession – Without action soon, the sequester cuts to the federal budget may knock us back into a recession. (The Hill)
Risky business – A new report by the Government Accountability Office labeled climate change a “high risk” area for the government. (The Hill)
Climate conflicts – Experts at the United Nations are looking at scenarios for how climate change may cause wars and conflicts between nations in the near future. (BusinessWeek)
Called into question – TIME’s Bryan Walsh takes a look at the controversy between a New York Times writer and Tesla motor company. Meanwhile, Tesla posted its own takedown of the piece that ran in the Times. (Time)
Big-money anonymity – Anonymous conservatives are bankrollling attacks on wind farms in the U.S. (The Guardian)
Greening the streets – A new grant program will be investing throughout the Chesapeake Bay region to support infrastructure projects in Maryland. (Public News Service)
Can I borrow your roof? – Third-party solar — meaning solar is installed on a home or business by someone other than the building's owner — has pumped almost $1 billion into the economy of California last year. (CleanTechnica)
Getting Pure-er – Michican's economic development corporation decided to pull mentions of the state's new right-to-work status from its ad campaign — "Pure Michigan." The group previously planned to tout the controversial measure as an economic incentive that would encourage companies to relocate to the state.
The Hill: GOP bills target “overreaching” EPA
New York Times: Now Atlanta Is Turning Old Tracks Green
New York Times: Clean Energy Faces Hurdles in Legislature
Associated Press (SD): SD Senate panel endorses incentives for wind power
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