TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR JULY 16
Action: See For Yourself. We’ve said the loss of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable energy will mean the loss of 37,000 jobs across America. ThinkProgress now has a graph, created by AWEA, showing just what that would look like. Take a look, and then send a letter to your local newspaper stating America’s wind energy jobs is too important to be left to politics.
Iowa's Wind Energy Advocates Worried. Surrogates say Governor Romney wants to end the PTC, an action that Iowa’s wind energy advocates say will cost their state jobs.
National and International Blue-Green
The Atlantic reports more than “50 percent of the United States is under drought conditions right now, putting 2012 in the same category with some of the worst droughts in the nation's history.”
The New York Times talks to several ranchers who say they are “reducing their herds and selling their cattle months ahead of schedule to avoid… mounting losses” because of the drought.
ABC’s Bill Blakemore says “It’s Simple: Global Warming Is Causing the Extreme Weather.”
According to Reuters, several “top-tier energy companies are likely to join the race to explore for oil and gas in Afghanistan.”
United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard discusses about the union’s efforts to protect jobs on Huffington Post.
According to The Australian, “The organizational wing of the Liberal National Party has voted to "remove environmental propaganda" on climate change from Queensland schools.”
To the States
WTOP looks at the growth of green jobs in Maryland.
CleanTechnica says State University of New York’s Cantun Campus will be getting a 2.8 MW wind turbine.
ABC News gives an overview of the efforts to “end Hawaii’s oil addiction.”
The Herald News reports “State legislation to boost renewable energy paying off for Massachusetts.”
Huffington Post: Carl Pope: Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry?
Washington Post: Can Obama save manufacturing?
Huffington Post: Change Is Here. Climate Change.
National Journal: Obama Faces Tough Challenge in Virginia Over Energy
Associated Press: Crowds rally in Tokyo for end to nuclear power
San Francisco Chronicle (CA): PG&E memo: Downgrading leaks would cut costs
Cape Cod Times (CA): Study links chemical to Cape vision woes
Coloradoan (CO): Shields: Is Colorado's clean energy economy dead?
South Coast Today (MA): Wind and wave renewable energy devices to be tested in Massachusetts coastal waters
Holland Sentinel (MI): Energy - Expanding renewable energy will create jobs
Revmodo.com (MS): Green Jobs Welcomed in Red State of Mississippi
Concord Monitor (NH): Clean energy projects critical to our future
Albany Times Union (NY): Don't contaminate concept of clean energy
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA): Philadelphia a center of business innovation
Examiner (TX): Houston company building compressed air energy storage plant