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Feb 21 13

The Green Jobs Source for Thursday, February 21

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Clean buses, made here – New, clean buses in Los Angeles are being bought from New Flyer Industries, and they will be manufactured right here in the U.S. The BlueGreen Alliance was among the organizations that fought to make this happen, and based on this success the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) is looking to replicate this in other cities. (Huffington Post)

Frontrunners – It looks like Gina McCarthy — the current Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation — is the front runner for the EPA Administrator position and Ernest Moriz — an MIT physics professor — leads the contenders for Energy Secretary(Politico)

Denial may be a river in Kansas – A bill in the Kansas Legislature would have teachers include evidence against climate change in their science classes. No hearing is scheduled on the bill, yet… (Topeka Capital-Journal)

A new beginning – Offshore wind production in Maryland got preliminary approval from the state house yesterday. (Washington Post)

Renewable fuels – The EPA is set to announce a renewable fuel standard for 2013, and it will hold a hearing in Ann Arbor, Mich. next month to discuss the proposed rules. (The Hill)

Supply vs. efficiency – A new report looks at how economic productivity is tied to energy efficiency rather than energy production. (Green Tech Media)

No sequester in my backyard – Some lawmakers think there’s no way Congress will stop the upcoming sequester — damaging budget cuts that could send our economy into a tailspin — so they’re scrambling to protect projects in their own states. (Politico)

Setting a new standard – Efforts are underway to set a 10 percent solar energy standard in Minnesota. Lawmakers announced the Solar Energy Jobs Act yesterday at a press conference at the state’s Capitol. (Pioneer Press)

Growing, not weakening – With conservative billionaires funding attacks on renewable energy standards across the country, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid came to the defense of the policies, urging the legislature in his home state of Nevada to strengthen the state’s current standard. (Houston Chronicle)

Under review – A recent string of mining deaths has caused West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to halt coal production and review safety laws and best practices to keep miners safe. (West Virginia Gazette)


Yahoo: Plains storm gathers strength, cited in road death

Huffington Post: Playing Our Part in Developing a Green Economy

WCAX (VT): Gov. Shumlin unveils plan to support clean energy projects

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