TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR NOVEMBER 29
Confirmed. The World Meteorological Organization confirmed 2012 ranked as the ninth warmest year in the last 160 years.
Putting Numbers to the PTC. A bipartisan group of legislators — including Senator Mark Udall and Congressmen Chuck Grassley and Jerry McNerney — Wednesday released a petition signed by 3,500 veterans in support of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy. Environment America also released a report stating the wind energy currently in the U.S. keeps the same amount of greenhouse gasses from being released as would be produced by 13 million cars each year.
Suing for Cap-and-Trade. The Institute for Policy Integrity at the New York University School of Law is planning to sue the Environmental Protection Agency in order to get establishment of a cap-and-trade system for transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions.
National and International Blue-Green
The Hill reports the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is planning to “ramp up its campaign Thursday to put energy policy at the center of high-stakes spending and tax policy negotiations.”
EarthTechling looks at why the cost of installing solar projects continues to decline.
GreenTech Solar overviews the top ten photovoltaic projects currently under construction in the United States.
MIT Technology Review takes a look at the “Five New Government-Backed Energy Projects that Stand Out.” They are part of the 66 new research projects that received $130 million inARPA-E funding.
Climate Central considers the “Top 5 Weather & Climate Challenges Facing White House.”
To the States
mLive.com has reactions to Governor Rick Snyder’s speech about the future of energy and environment issues in Michigan.
New Jersey residents can receive rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency appliances and equipment from the New Jersey Clean Energy Program, NJ.com reports.
NJ Spotlight says offshore energy farms are encountering “political and economic headwinds” in New Jersey.
According to the Plain Dealer, FirstEnergy has “abandoned its behind-the-scene lobbying campaign” to halt Ohio’s energy efficiency standards.
Discovery News: Great Lakes Filled with Plastic Bits
SustainableBusiness.com: Obama Offers $6 Billion Investment for Clean Energy Infrastructure in Asia-Pacific
Environmental Health News: Dog bites BPA: Chemicals leak from plastic training toys
Inside Climate News (Canada): Outcry Grows Over Canadian Govt's Undermining of Climate Science
Voxy (New Zealand): Home insulation scheme a green success story
Citizen (South Africa): Partnership to create green skills and jobs
WTNH (CT): Fuel cell producing clean energy
Huffington Post (IN): In Indianapolis, Green Economy Takes Root
Concord Monitor (NH): Senators must support clean energy incentives
Telegraph (NH): Tax credits critical to NH wind power
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH): Clean Energy Victory Bonds
Deseret News (UT): Salt Lake County joins national initiative to make homes safe, healthy