TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR AUGUST 13
America Gets the Gold. The Olympics may be over, but America deserves another gold for now having 50 gigawatts of installed wind capacity. Want to celebrate? Head over to Facebook to “share” our newest image with your friends to let them know about America’s wind industry success.
Offshore Wind. Offshore wind is also celebrating a number of recent victories, including Senate Finance Committee's vote to extend the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind projects.
Filling Slots. And in other news, Governor Romney has picked Raul Ryan to be his running mate, a decision that Politico says “elates the right.”
National and International Blue-Green
E&E News reports that, at 123.4 bushels of corn per acre, the Agriculture Department is now expecting the United States to have its lowest average corn harvest since 1995.
Mother Nature Network looks at some of the places where energy efficient cars are putting people back to work.
The Philadelphia Inquirer gives a preview of the AFL-CIO’s Workers Stand for America rally happening next Saturday.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the sale of hybrid cars is not as dependent on gas prices as previously thought.
To the States
The editorial board for Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s Gazette believes Governor Romney “should revisit the wind tax issue.”
The Detroit News says wind farms are a “towering rural issue” in Michigan.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is discussing the future of renewable energy in the state, according to the Idaho Statesman.
Laramie, Wyoming could be getting a new Technology Park that will incorporate green space, trails and other green elements, according to the Laramie Boomerang.
The San Antonio Business Journal announced its 2012 Going Green Award winners Friday.
The Register Guard says “two young Eugene, Oregon residents are appealing a local judge’s April dismissal of their lawsuit alleging that the state of Oregon is violating the public trust by failing to take adequate steps to prevent climate change.”
Washington Post: Candidates split over extending tax credit for wind energy producers
International Herald Tribune: Sustainable Innovation, Part I
New York Times: A Closer Look at Gibson Guitar’s Legal Troubles
Huffington Post: Global Warming Debate Needs Cooler Heads To Prevail
Desert Sun (CA): Green Desert: Energy summit questions yet linger
Foster City Patch (CA): Program Gives Low-Income Students Jobs Cleaning Up County Parks
Quad City Times (IA): Grassley doesn't see Romney backing down on ending wind-energy tax credit
Las Vegas Sun (NV): Nevada lawmakers battle for a position on renewable energy
Columbus Dispatch (OH): Climate change is real, and it’s urgent
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA): Manufacturing is returning to America
Houston Chronicle (TX): Expiration of tax credit threatens wind industry
Deseret News (UT): Clearing the air: That air you're breathing may be slowly killing you