ArcelorMittal’s Louis Schorsch to Give Keynote. Louis Schorsch, Executive Vice President of ArcelorMittal, will be giving the Keynote Address at Making It Here 2012: Manufacturing Our Energy Future national conference and tradeshow. Register for this exciting conference today, and use registration code BGAF to sign up for only $375 (does not include the dinner cruise, which is $50 more). To see Louis Schorsch in action, visit the BlueGreen Alliance blog to watch his 2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs speech.
TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR JUNE 29
Transportation Vote Coming. The House is expected to vote on the transportation funding agreement today.
Heat wave coming soon to a town near you (if it's not there already)! The heat wave has broken or tied 1,701 warm temperature records over the last week is moving eastward.
Closing In On A BP Settlement. The Wall Street Journal reports “the Justice Department is drawing closer to civil and criminal settlements with BP PLC and Transocean Ltd. over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, deals that will likely include billions of dollars in fines and penalties.”
National and International Blue-Green
According to Bloomberg, increased consumer spending can be thanked for the 1.9 percent jump in the U.S. economy.
The House Appropriations Committee Thursday approved a measure cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by $1.4 billion. The Hill has more.
Bloomberg Businessweek expects clean energy investment in Japan to double when the new government incentives for the purchase of renewable energy kick in July 1.
Climate Central says the melting of the Greenland ice sheet is “nearing a critical tipping point.”
Science Magazine asks “Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past?”
The Huffington Post says 50,000 Christians took action this week urging the Environmental Protection Agency to “remain strong in [its] efforts to address carbon pollution through the authority of the Clean Air Act.”
Do you want to try out an electric car? The New York Times talks about programs to help “eco-curious” individuals do so.
To the States
E&E News says California legislators are considering a new plan for launching a high-speed rail project focused on the state’s big cities.
The Atlantic looks at how “green goals are transformed into community development” in Cleveland.
Those wanting to build medium-scale solar projects in Long Island can get help thanks to a new financing program from the Long Island Power Authority. The New York Times has more about the project.
Solar panels may be installed on four Marietta, OH city facilities, according to the Marietta Times.
Midwest Energy News: Electric, hybrid vehicles make their marks in motorsports
New York Times: A 2nd U.S.-Supported Maker of Solar Panels Will Close
BBC News (UK): 'Fracking' safe with strong regulation, report says
UT San Diego (CA): Study: Some manufacturing jobs returning to SD
New York Times (CO): Western Colorado Struggles as Energy Jobs Fade
Clarion Ledger (MS): Canton plant growing by 1,000 new jobs
Huffington Post (NY): Garbage Trucks' Diesel Fumes May Be Increasing Asthma In New York City Neighborhoods
Reuters (NY): NY adopts CO2 rules that limit new coal power plants
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI): PSC approves We Energies pipeline project