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Dec 18 12

The Green Jobs Source for Tuesday, December 18

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This is The Source for Tuesday, December 18, 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.


Cool 1985. November was the 333rd consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average — a streak going all the way back to 1985. That means anyone 27 years old or younger has never experienced an average or colder month in their life.

Solidarity in Michigan. Despite the right-to-work bills pushed into law in Michigan, United Auto Workers President Bob King believes the UAW’s members will remain loyal to the union. He recently told Crain’s Detroit Business, “We're going to continue doing the best job we can and be rewarded with the loyalty of the membership.”

National and International Blue-Green

A new study covered by the Huffington Post found coal consumption is climbing throughout the world.

Forbes looks at what might happen next year for energy policy in the Senate.

Politico considers what Representative Bill Shuster could do as chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

The Washington Post overviews the potential Secretary of Energy contenders.

A Congressman introduced legislation to study the “viability of raising new federal highway funds by taxing cars for each mile they drive.”

To the States

According to, Ann Arbor, Michigan just set a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent by 2050.

Portland, Connecticut has joined the Clean Energy Communities program, reports the Middletown Press.

The San Antonio Express-News states a solar manufacturing facility is coming to Brooks City-Base, Texas.

Blue-Green Links

Politico: Is EPA’s soot rule a sign for the second term?

Hill’s Congress Blog: Congress needs to invest in America

Hill: More green groups join effort to change Senate rules

NPR: Climate Change Revisited: It Isn't Just For Natural Scientists Anymore

NPR: Photo Project Tracks Climate Change On Everest

Harvard Business Review: What Can Marketers Do About Climate Change?

UCR Today (CA): Creating One-Stop Shop for Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs

Daily Times (MD): Wind turbine possible for Berlin

Washington Post (MD): Maryland Senate president nudges O’Malley on hiring a transportation secretary