Right-to-work Stalls Out in Granite State. The New Hampshire Senate likely won't be reviving attempts to pass a right-to-work law. Instead of voting on the bill, the Senate tabled the legislation and isn't likely to hear it again until next year.
U.S. Regains Top Spot in Clean Energy Investment in 2011. New research shows U.S. investment in clean energy grew to a record $48 billion last year. Overall, the Group of Twenty (G-20) nations invested a record $263 billion in 2011, a 6.5 percent increase over 2010. The news isn't all rosy though, as global investments in clean energy dropped considerably in the first quarter of this year.
Wind turbines, blade makers and the Corn Belt. Midwestern communities are drawing factories and jobs producing components for wind turbines. Combining policies that spur wind development, along with a healthy dose of wind availability and proximity to transportation systems, the Midwest is drawing investments from companies all over the world.
The Hill looks at the Obama administration’s new initiatives “aimed at improving U.S. energy security on the battlefield.”
The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules Wednesday limiting the use of antibiotics for livestock. The New York Times has more.
The Washington Post says a one-by-ten-mile oil sheen has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico.
The AFL-CIO added staff to its Workers’ Voice super-PAC, the Hill reports.
The Hill quotes Energy Secretary Steven Chu speaking on climate change at an energy forum Wednesday, “Over the last couple of years, the dispassionate, hard science evidence has been mounting, increasing.”
CNN Money looks at why Alabama is experiencing a “sweet manufacturing boom.”
Connecticut officials announced how they will invest $1 billion in clean energy projects, according to the Connecticut Post.
Xtreme Power will be providing energy storage systems to Alaska’s first utility-scale wind farm,CleanTechnica reports.
Students at Michigan State are calling for a “Clean Energy Campus,” the Huffington Post says.
Detroit Free Press: Pain at the gas pump cuts convenience store profits
GreenBiz.com: The 4-step plan for cutting value-chain emissions
Hill’s Congress Blog: The virtues of planning a transition early
Huffington Post: John Kasich: 'I Believe There Is A Problem' With Climate Change
New York Times: BrightSource Energy Withdraws I.P.O.
Wall Street Journal: Start-Up Turns Waste Into Energy
Cape Gazette (DE): Delaware wants national mercury regulations
Centre Daily (PA): Judge halts zoning limits in Pa. gas drilling law
Hartford Courant (CT): Northeast States' Economies Gain From Pollution Controls
Lincoln Journal Star (NE): Keystone XL pipeline bill wins approval
Litchfield County Times (CT): Manufacturing Very Much Alive, and Paying Well, in Northwest Connecticut and Beyond
Miami Herald (FL): Coast Guard tests oil spill response plans
Orlando Business Journal: Manufacturing jobs up statewide, down in Orlando
Seacoast Online (NH): Rep. Guinta seeks to boost manufacturing jobs
Star Tribune (MN): Debate reignites over risks to water from farm runoff
State Journal (WV): Manufacturing sector in WV, US may be poised for a rebound