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Dec 3 12

The Green Jobs Source for Monday, December 3

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This is The Source for Monday, December 3, 2012, green jobs news every day from theBlueGreen Alliance. Don’t forget to “tell your friends” about this great resource. You can sign uphere.


“Verge of Becoming Unattainable.” New research shows that if carbon emissions continue to increase like they did in 2011, it is unlikely action can be taken to keep global temperature increases below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Groundwork. Bloomberg reports, “As leaders in Washington obsess about the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is putting in place the building blocks for a climate treaty requiring the first fossil-fuel emissions cuts from both the U.S. and China.”

A+++. The new Consumer Reports report is out, and General Motors once again got good news, with 92 percent of Volt owners saying they would buy the Volt again. Consumer Reports auto editor Rik Paul stated, “The Volt's two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market.”

National and International Blue-Green

Reuters was in Doha when a “rare protest for workers’ rights” was held Saturday.

According to Slate, “A new international study — done by 47 experts using data from multiple satellites and aircraft — shows that the Earth is losing ice at an ever-increasing rate from bothpoles.”

The Department of Interior announced is  preparing to lease land of the coast of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia for offshore wind projects in 2013.

The Washington Post looks at how U.S. climate aid reaches across the globe.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, “The global water crisis… is less about supply than it is about recognizing water's true value, using it efficiently, and planning for a different future.”

According to AOL Energy, “an unsightly conflict is heating up between clean-energy champion Germany and its pro-nuclear neighbors in Poland and the Czech Republic.”

Researchers at McGill University made a “major breakthrough in the field of green chemistry.” The Science Recorder has more.

To the States

Items in the Marin Independent Journal and Sacramento Journal look at how the passage of California Proposition 39 will bring green jobs to California. looks at the right-to-work fight in Michigan.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looks at why Pennsylvania’s wind industry depends on the federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy.

An inventor in Minnesota is developing a new wind power system.

The Herald Bulletin says Indiana is “becoming a wind energy powerhouse.”

People are asking how to make D.C.’s waterways cleaner, according to the Washington Post.

The drought could hurt Minnesota’s Christmas tree industry for years to come, according to the Star Tribune.

Blue-Green Links

Bloomberg Businessweek: Obama Plans for Climate Deal as Fiscal Cliff Talks Rage

Hill: The week ahead: Wind-credit supporters clamor for action

CNN Money: The cost of cheap clothes at Wal-Mart, Sears

USA Today: Obama's chance to change (political) climate

E&E News: Interior proposes 'threatened' listing for bird with habitat coveted by energy developers

E&E News: Senators say Sandy poses severe challenge to climate skeptics

Mail: Chlorine in tap water linked to increase in number of people developing food allergies

Forbes: The Big Green Opportunity: Transforming Clean Tech Into "Main Tech"

Politico: Ethanol labeling at the pump: A high-octane fight

Associated Press (FL): EPA water rule a split for 2 sides

Associated Press (MI): Catching waste energy with common materials

Holland Sentinel (MI): Conservation, efficiency are just as important in new energy market

Times Union (NY): Extend tax credit, energize America