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Apr 2 12

The Green Jobs Source for Monday, April 2

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This is The Source for April 2, green jobs news every day from the BlueGreen Alliance. Don’t forget to “tell your friends” about this great resource. You can sign up here.

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR APRIL 2

Advocates see little hope for full transportation billAfter Congress passed yet another short term extension of the transportation bill last week, supporters of a fully-funded bill aren’t seeing much hope for action before the November election.

Try a little bipartisanship? Politico looks at the bipartisan efforts that have been moving forward in the typically gridlocked U.S. Senate. Democrats and Republicans both concede that public approval of Congress might be spurring the breakthroughs.

Denmark heading for 100 percent renewable energy. Denmark’s parliament approved a measure to move the country to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. The measure calls for a ramp up to the goal, with 35 percent of the country’s energy required to be renewable by 2020.

National and International Blue-Green

The lights were turned off at hundreds of world landmarks Saturday night to mark Earth Hour. Newsday has more.

The Washington Post reports President Obama is holding a summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada to discuss energy issues.

ABC News covers the Environmental Protection Agency’s Friday announcement that it will not ban the use of BPA is food and drink containers.

The Atlantic looks at the positions the various presidential candidates have taken on the environment.

To the States

The Boston Globe says the New Hampshire Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on right-to-work legislation on Wednesday. The legislation passed the House 198-139.

The Wall Street Journal reports the New York Power Authority is launching a $30 million solar energy initiative.

The Joplin Globe looks at some of the Missouri businesses that could be hurt by the loss of federal wind energy tax credits.

Connecticut’s Westport News says the state is currently not making enough renewable energy to meet its energy goals.

Blue-Green Links

Bloomberg: Italy to Reduce Renewable Energy Subsidies, Passera Says

Bloomberg Businessweek: Germany Cuts Solar Aid to Curb Prices, Panel Installations

Business Green: China's youth reveal ‘startling' demand for low carbon goods

Guardian: Do temperature records reliably show the planet is warming?

Guardian: Make the climate debate about bills – not bears

The Hill: Facing voter anger at home, lawmakers play gas prices blame game

Wall Street Journal: Oil Boom Sparks River Fight

Washington Post: The EPA’s (very small) step on carbon emissions

London Telegraph: Boris accused of using dust suppressants to hide pollution levels before Olympics

Baltimore Sun (MD): A better wind bill

Boston Globe (MA): Mass. Senate to resume work on energy cost bill

Daily Courier (AZ): Letter: Global warming in need of attention

Delmarva Daily Times (MD): Our View: Offshore wind proposal moves closer to reality for Maryland

Honolulu Star Advertiser (HI): Connecticut has had success with clean energy bank; Hawaii can, too

Post-Crescent (WI): Renewable energy key to state's future

Rapid City (SD): New Keystone XL pipeline corridor identified in Nebraska

Star Tribune (MN): State is awash in water innovation

Statesman Journal (OR): State's clean-energy plans aim to maximize resources