TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR NOVEMBER 9
Adding Up the Numbers. A new report from Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) showed green job growth slowed in the third quarter of 2012. E2 blamed this slowdown on the uncertainty around the federal government’s support of renewable energy, including Congress’s delay in renewing the Production Tax Credit for wind energy.
Wind Week. Now that the Congress is returning to D.C., plans are underway for a multiday “wind week” campaign next week. The Sierra Club is already putting ads in metro stations in D.C. stating, “Wind power makes clean energy, good jobs and better future. Don’t blow it.”
How Much Warmer? A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research is predicting the actual temperature increases caused by global warming are “likely to be on the high side of projections.”
National and International Blue-Green
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes Hurricane Sandy may have caused $33 billion in damage in New York. The Ithaca Journal has more.
Bloomberg BNA says President Obama’s reelection “solidifies” the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas regulations.
Vestas Wind Systems stated Wednesday it will “eliminate thousands more jobs in an intensified cost-cutting program to stabilize its deteriorating finances.”
Lawyers from both sides are urging a U.S. District Judge to accept the proposed $7.8 billion class-action settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to Reuters.
UPI.com looks at why more and more pro sports stadiums are using renewable energy.
The Independent says officials in Uganda are working on a climate change policy.
To the States
KCET reports the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved the renewable energy procurement plans for several of the state’s largest utilities.
The Chicago Tribune talks about the “brisk timeline” being discussed for moving 950,000 Chicago, Illinois residents to a new electricity supplier.
Environmental Leader: Climate Change Could Kill Off Coffee
Inside Climate News (CA): California's Model Climate Policies Will Maintain Momentum in Obama Second Term
Detroit News (MI): Right-to-work push is fraught with risk
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): St. Louis area firms shrug off tariffs on Chinese solar panels
Seattle Times (WA): How wind energy is helping our state