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Feb 14 13

The Green Jobs Source for Thursday, February 14

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THE TOP 10 FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2013

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Doubling energy efficiency – In the State of the Union, President Obama called for doubling energy efficiency by 2030. How can we get there? (Washington Post)

Rebuilding the backbone – Manufacturing has been the backbone of the American economy for generations, and the president put rebuilding the sector near the top of his list of priorities during the State of the Union. (New York Times)

Taking another look – House Republicans will be putting the wind energy production tax credit under increased scrutiny this year. (The Hill)

Have an idea? – The U.S. Departments of Energy and the U.S. Treasury announced that $150 million is available for businesses in the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program. The money will be given to help manufacturers be more efficient and create jobs along the way. (Energy Collective)

Wind in Indiana – A wind-energy coalition in Indiana is working to get more projects off the ground in spite of no state mandates for wind energy and an unfriendly legislature. (Midwest Energy News)

Combating climate change – Advocates around the country were inspired by the president’s focus on climate change in his speech Tuesday, and the head of the Michigan Sierra Club — and great friend of the BlueGreen Alliance — Anne Woiwode was featured in a story about how climate is impacting crops in Michigan. (WILX 10)

Show Me State may attack workers’ rights - There’s more talk of a right-to-work effort in the Missouri Legislature. Despite all the evidence that shows these laws harm the middle-class, costing wages and benefits for workers, far-right lawmakers in several states are pushing this agenda. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Corporate sustainability – Despite the gridlock in Washington and the looming sequester, corporate sustainability efforts are growing(GreenBiz.com)

Northern exposure – Climate change is driving southern species further north, and they’re mating with their northern cousins. (Daily Climate)

Ending the cycle – The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Phyllis Cuttino calls for an end of the boom-bust cycle created by sporadic federal energy policy. (The Hill)

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

Earth Techling: Why The AP’s ‘Dirty Solar’ Story Is Wildly Misleading

Washington Post: Activists arrested at White House protesting Keystone pipeline

 

The Hill: Obama and Murkowski back green tech cash – with one huge difference

Electric Light & Power (RI): Rhode Island: Ruggiero proposes restoration of renewable energy

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