BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Feb 15 13

The Green Jobs Source for Friday, February 15

TAGS: The Source

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.

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

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

EHS Today: 5 Metropolitan Areas Where Green Jobs and Latino Workers Meet

Associated Press (SD): SD Senate panel endorses incentives for wind power

That's it for The Source today. Don't forget to "tell your friends" about this great resource. You can sign up here.

What do you think of the new format? Send us an email at info@bluegreenalliance.org to let us know.