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Dec 4 12

The Green Jobs Source for Tuesday, December 4

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This is The Source for Tuesday, December 4, 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 DECEMBER 4

Contracting. News just broke that U.S. manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in three months while Americans waits to see how the lame-duck Congress will deal with a number of issues, including theProduction Tax Credit for wind energy, before the end of the year.

Examining Security Impacts. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and several Senate Democrats are pushing an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would call on the U.S. to “assess, plan for, and mitigate the security and strategic implications of climate change” out of concern for national security.

New York Poll. A new poll found “an overwhelming majority” of New Yorkers believe climate change caused Hurricane Sandy.

ISSUE IN-DEPTH: PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT

Coverage of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy from around the country includes:

National and International Blue-Green

Reuters says American officials Monday stated the United States is on track to meeting President Obama’s goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 17 percent by 2020.

The Washington Post Editorial Board wrote a column stating, “the road to a climate change deal goes through Doha.”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development yesterday stated the world is “on a collision course with nature” if more action is not taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, states the Guardian.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are teaming up for a documentary on climate change. Politico has more.

First Solar Inc and SunPower Corp Monday announced they are expanding operations to China, according to Reuters.

Germany and Norway have signed a contract to allow the countries to exchange surplus renewable energy, DW reports.

To the States

The Detroit Free Press talks to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder about how he became a “mass-transit convert.”

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission yesterday gave out $750,000 for renewable energy grants, according to Power Engineering.

A gas leak at Finch Elementary in Atlanta caused two adults to be hospitalized according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Tampa Bay Times reports scientists are “still learning from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.”

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Monday announced its support for a state right-to-work law, according to Associated Press. According to WILX 10, the right-to-work measure is expected to be introduced this week.

Blue-Green Links

Boston Globe: The voice of the future on climate change

Mother Jones: Public Opinion Has Moved on Climate Change. Will Obama Follow—or Fiddle?

Christian Science Monitor: Fuel subsidies get scrutiny at Doha talks

E&E News: International climate world not wowed as Obama enters second term

E&E News: Simpler and cheaper turbines will help wind power compete

Hill: Top Reid energy aide to leave Capitol Hill

Governing: What the Fiscal Cliff Means for State and Local Budgets

Politico: Keystone pipeline decision: Obama faces mounting pressure in second term

Co.Exist: As People Crowd Into Cities, They’re Becoming More And More Vulnerable

Huffington Post: Electric Vehicle Naysayers: Get Over It, Support American Jobs

Los Angeles (CA): State's sprint to wind, solar power could trigger crisis, panel warns

Mercury News (CA): Report says California's green transformation could push up energy prices

TIME (CA): As the World Keeps Getting Warmer, California Begins to Cap Carbon