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Dec 17 12

The Green Jobs Source for Monday, December 17

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This is The Source for Monday, December 17, 2012, 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


Only One Holdout. A new AP poll found 80 percent of — or four out of five — people in the United States believe climate change will be a “serious” problem if action isn’t taken to fight it.

Climate Secretary. With the news that he will be nominated for the spot, many are expecting John Kerry would “raise climate change to a top-tier priority” as Secretary of State.

National and International Blue-Green

Politico takes a look at what did and didn’t happen this year with national transportation policy.

Several policy experts are debating whether Congress should renew the Production Tax Credit for wind energy over on National Journal.

Denise Bode, the chief executive of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), is leaving AWEA January 1, according to the Hill.

To the States

New York area manufacturing shrank more than expected, according to Bloomberg.

The state of the green economy was discussed at a recent Los Angeles, California mayoral debate, according to ABC7.

An article on Huffington Post says the green economy is growing Indianapolis, Indiana.

The San Antonio Business Journal reports solar energy jobs are being made in San Antonio, Texas.

The Desert Sun talks about why homeowners and businesses “are taking notice of solar” in California.

The District of Columbia will be trying out streetcars next spring, according to Transportation Nation.

Blue-Green Links

Bloomberg Businessweek: Climate Change Pits Sioux Against Barges for Scarce Water

E&E News: EPA toughens soot standards

Hill: Retiring Sen. Jeff Bingaman: Abandon sweeping energy bills

E&E News: Canada quits Kyoto, but Toronto lumbers on to cope with climate change

Pacific Standard: The Fuzzy Face of Climate Change (CA): California Tries Again For A "Community Clean Power' Bill

Star Tribune (MN): Will wind tax credit blow away?

Times-News (ID): Clean Energy Will Make Idaho a Wealthy State

Times-Picayune (LA): Solar tax credits are a big success: Letter (MI): Right-to-work is the law of the land, but its future impact still up for debate

Associated Press (NV): Right-to-Work Nevada a Rare Bright Spot for Labor