House passes another extension to transportation bill. The bill is expected to be conferenced with the two-year Senate plan and included several policy provisions. This is the tenth extension passed by the House since the bill expired in 2009.
European wind sector grew twice as fast as the EU economy. The European Wind Energy Association released data showing the industry has grown at twice the pace as the EU economy as a whole. The sector created 30 percent more jobs from 2007 to 2010 and was a net exporter of 5.7 billion euros worth of goods and services in 2010.
Report says clean-tech sector will falter without policy support. A new report says without policy supports, the U.S. clean-tech sector may be heading off a cliff. The report argues we need a comprehensive energy policy to avoid the boom and bust cycle, including an extension of the Production Tax Credit.
The Christian Science Monitor considers whether the BP oil spill case settlement is “Justice for 100,000 Gulf Coast victims.”
In a conversation with Politico, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood says “his greatest accomplishment in the Obama administration will be a commitment to safety.”
An editorial in Politico talks about the growth of the electric vehicle industry.
The Seattle Times says Washington’s manufacturing sector added 14,600 jobs in 2011.
The 2012 California Green Innovation Index found clean technology investments in California rose 24 percent between 2010 and 2011 and reached $3.5 billion. The Sacramento Bee has more.
Freshwatercleaveland.com looks at the efforts of Emerald Cities Cleveland — a partner of the BlueGreen Alliance — to bring green jobs and energy efficient buildings to Ohio’s Cuyahoga County.
The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at a program helping those in the Greater Cincinnati area make energy efficiency improvements.
Bloomberg Businessweek: EPA to slash air pollution from natural gas wells
New York Times: Oregon Town Weighs a Future With an Old Energy Source: Coal
Washington Post: Clean-energy subsidies are vanishing. What should replace them?
Des Moines Register (IA): Nevada woos Chinese energy firm partners?
San Jose Mercury News (CA): Local workers get training for green jobs, and placement