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Nov 1 12

The Green Jobs Source for Thursday, November 1

This is The Source for Thursday, November 1, 2012, green jobs news every day from the BlueGreen Alliance. Don’t forget to “tell your friends” about this great resource. You can sign up here.

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

The New York Times and Washington Post Editorial Boards both discuss what lessons need to be learned from Sandy.

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.

Sustainability ranked third on a list of  “Nine New College Majors with a Future” in US News.

 

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.

Blue-Green Links

Politico: Our infrastructure needs investment

Bloomberg: It's Global Warming, Stupid

CNN: Climate change is real

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

Guardian (UK): Onshore wind: 'planning should reflect benefits of good-value power source'

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

WUWM (WI): Project Milwaukee: The Girl Scouts Study Girls' Attitudes Toward the STEM Fields