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Nov 29 12

The Green Jobs Source for Thursday, November 29

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This is The Source for Thursday, November 29, 2012, green jobs news every day from theBlueGreen Alliance. Don’t forget to “tell your friends” about this great resource. You can sign up here.

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.

Blue-Green Links

Huffington Post: In the Face of Climate Change, Infrastructure Is More Important Than Ever

Hill: Unions, green groups back Reid in filibuster fight

Grist: How cities can lead the climate fight: Introducing Alex Steffen’s ‘Climate Zero’

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