TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR NOVEMBER 1
6 Million Without Power. Approximately six million homes and businesses are still without power following Sandy.Tens of thousands of utility workers are travelling to the east coast to help restore power.
Energy Efficiency Powering Ohio Jobs. A new report by Advanced Energy Economy found nearly 10,000 Ohio residents have jobs related to improving energy efficiency and their work generates $2.1 billion in annual sales. Michelle Murcia, president of the Advanced Energy Economy Ohio Institute, stated this report shows “the efficiency industry is a significant driver of Ohio’s economy.”
Record State Clean Energy Investment. According to a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance, almost 33,000 state-funded clean energy projects were put up in 2011, a new record. In total, states have invested $3.4 billion in public funds into renewable energy projects and leveraged an additional $12.5 billion since 1998.
National and International Blue-Green
Sandy caused more than 335,000 gallons of diesel fuel to be spilled in New Jersey. The Associated Press has more.
E&E News says smart meters are living up to their promise following Sandy.
An article in the Atlantic says we can create American jobs fixing the more than five million tons of out-of use electronics.
To the States
Michigan Radio takes a look at how the state could meet the 25 x 25 renewable energy requirement in Proposal 3.
Climate change is now getting attention in the Massachusetts Senate race, according to the Boston Globe.
The Public Utilities Commission of Texas shot down a request to add a non-wind alternative energy target to the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. FuelFix has more.
Politico: Our infrastructure needs investment
Bloomberg: It's Global Warming, Stupid
New York Times: Will Climate Get Some Respect Now?
Bloomberg Businessweek: Solar Panels No Savior in a Blackout
Environmental Health News: Unequal exposures: People in poor, non-white neighborhoods breathe more hazardous particles
Detroit Free Press (MI): Tax, renewable energy likely headed for defeat, poll finds
Great Lakes Echo (MI): Neighboring states eye Michigan’s energy ballot proposal
Connection Newspapers (VA): Letter: Voting for Clean Energy Economy