TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR AUGUST 30
Love for the new fuel efficiency standards. In advance of a BlueGreen Alliance event today highlighting the benefits to the state of Ohio of the 2017-2025 fuel efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles, the Toledo Blade talks about how more efficient cars and the auto rescue have created and sustained good jobs in the region the new standards are poinsed to benefit the area for years.
Production Tax Credit push continues. Local labor and environmental leaders joined the BlueGreen Alliance in calling on U.S. Representatives Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy, of Minnesota and Wisconsin respectively, to push Congressional leaders to renew the Production Tax Credit. Today, in Erie, Pennsylvania, we’re joining with the Sierra Club at an event focused on the Production Tax Credit.
National and International Blue-Green
An opinion piece from former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman in the New York Times focuses on the concerns over security at America’s chemical plants.
Layoffs in the wind industry have so far mostly hit supporters of extending the Production Tax Credit, according to E&E News.
A new report by congressional auditors find that the U.S. Department of the Interior may still have limited ability to identify and evaluate risks from offshore drilling. The Hill has more on that.
UPI reports that the efforts of the U.S. Department of Energy working with national researchers to developed advanced solar technology.
Business Green examines a report that looks at how low-carbon industries are driving jobs, revenues, and exports in the United Kingdom.
Sustainable Business says that China remains the most attractive country for renewable energy development.
To the States
My Central Jersey says that bird-safe wind turbines could soon take flight.
NBC Bay Area reports on a green jobs training program for at-risk youth in San Jose.
Green Tech Media highlights a report that shows there are over 71,000 green jobs in the state of Massachusetts alone.
In Wisconsin, researches are looking at Lake Michigan’s potential to generate offshore wind, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Los Angeles Times: Isaac relentlessly punishes Louisiana
Politico: Isaac continues to weaken
Los Angeles Times: Remember Haiti? Its people are still exposed to storm dangers
TIME Ecocentric: Antarctica: A Greenhouse Gas Hotspot?
Politico: The cost of not maintaining levees
Los Angeles Times: Imported mangoes called probable source of salmonella cases
Daily Finance: Natural Gas Vehicles Get a Boost From Washington
New York Times: Japan Strives to Go Nuclear-Free
Media Matters: Fox Misleads On Consumer Savings From Fuel Economy Standards
Huffington Post: Energy Independence and Bob Dylan (Hint: The Answer, My Friend)
New York Times: Kentuckians fed up a with fungus sue whiskey makers
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA): New fuel efficiency rules will help create jobs
]TDigger (VT): UVM installs134 solar panels at its Spear Street farm
Iowa Press Citizen (IA): Lawmakers talk wind energy