TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 19
Veterans Speak Up. A group of veterans now working in the wind industry recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to encourage passage of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy.
Green Jobs Moving. A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found green industries grew faster than the overall economy in 2012. Additionally, the report found that “those states which have a higher share of employment in green jobs, like California, New York and Texas, have ‘generally fared better in the current economic downturn.’”
Texas Solar Action. Members of the Clean Energy Works for Texas coalition — including the Texas BlueGreen Apollo Alliance — yesterday called on the Texas Public Utilities Commission to move on rules encouraging the development of solar power and other renewable energy sources in the state.
National and International Blue-Green
Saudi Arabia recently announced plans to become 100 percent by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according to the Guardian.
Canadian Business reports Canadian manufacturers are “feeling optimistic about their futures as they foresee a sales shift over the next three years towards Europe and developing countries.”
According to Politico, gasoline prices are beginning their seasonal slide.
E&E News looks back to when Congress had to override President Nixon’s veto of the Clean Water Act.
The Christian Science Monitor questions if the Clean Water Act is up to today’s pollution challenges.
A new study from Yale and New York University found people are more likely to install solar panels if their neighbor does. CleanTechnica has more.
The Washington Post considers “how climate change disappeared from the [presidential] debates.”
The Los Angeles Times looks at a report from Yale stating more Americans believe in global warming.
To the States
A court challenge to Indiana’s right-to-work law is moving forward, according to Associated Press.
Officials signed off on a plan for a 9.3-mile expansion of Charlotte, North Carolina’s light rail system. CleanTechnica has more.
According to the Pioneer Press, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission yesterday voted to give utilities five more years before they must include their carbon dioxide emissions costs in their long-term planning.
VOXXI says California Latinos are concerned about California Proposition 32.
An editorial in the Sacramento Bee explains how California Proposition 39 wlll “achieve tax fairness for businesses.”
Midwest Energy News looks at why supporters of Michigan Proposal 3 believe it is “a good idea to incorporate arenewable energy mandate into [Michigan’s] constitution.”
The Nation: Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza
Washington Post: Why the chill on climate change?
The Hill: Clinton: 'Energy diplomacy' central to US foreign policy
Politico: Big Oil's tax breaks on table?
Washington Post: A crackdown on solar panels threatens U.S.-China trade
New York Times: Aging Pipeline Poses Threat to Great Lakes, Report Says
New York Times: A Sad Green Story
CleanTechnica: Largest Transparent Photovoltaic Roof in the US
Investigate West: If Green Roofs And Rain Gardens Are So Great, Why Aren’t There More?
Black Voice News (CA): Prop 32: Silencing the Voice of the People
Mercury News (CA): Shadowy Arizona group inserts itself into California campaigns
NBC Bay Area (CA): Labor Leaders Fear Prop 32 Will Silence Workers' Voices
Mining Gazette (MI): Keweenaw County OKs wind energy proposal
Clare County Review (MI): Despite audience disapproval, Clare BOE approves resolution opposing Proposal 2
WOOD 8 (MI): Volt no jolt: LG Chem employees idle
Syracuse.com (NY): Green jobs can help pull nation out of recession
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI): Power line linked to nuclear plant upgrade would cost at least $193 million