TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR JULY 17
Broad Support for "Buy America". A new study, commissioned by the Alliance for American Manufacturing and the United Steelworkers, found an overwhelming majority of American — including 9 out of 10 Republicans, Independents and Democrats — support “Buy America” policies.
Fourth Warmest June. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated last month was the fourth-warmest June since recordkeeping began in 1880.
Aus Deutschland. German Chancellor Angela Markel Monday “warned that global warming will accelerate at a dramatic rate unless leaders reach a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible.”
National and International Blue-Green
A new report from the University of Michigan found less than a quarter of Generation X — people between the ages of 32 or 52 — is “alarmed” or “concerned” about climate change. The study, reported by The Daily Climate and USA Today — cited “climate change’s complexity, pressing economic concerns and ‘issue fatigue’" as some of the reasons for their lukewarm feelings.
According to The Hill, President Obama yesterday stated the passage of a transportation bill that “at least wouldn’t lay off more construction workers” is “a sign of some modest cooperation” from Congress.
The inaugural First Stewards Symposium will be taking place this week in Washington, D.C. The Seattle Times says the summit will discuss “how climate change is threatening coastal Native-American populations from Maine to Guam.”
A new study from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found investing in high-speed rail could result in $26.4 billion of net benefit for the U.S. by 2040. CleanTechnica has more.
The Air Force will be installing solar panels on more than 850 of its privatized military homes in Los Angels and Colorado Springs, according toCleanTechnica.
To the States
Midwest Energy News says the Midwest’s $2.2 billion, 800-mile CapX 2020 transmission project is entering its “final stretch.”
mLive.com reports the Michigan Public Service Commission is “[mulling the] health and privacy risks of new electricity meters being installed at Michigan homes.”
A new report, covered by The Columbus Dispatch, found there are 25,410 green jobs in Ohio — equaling “nearly as many people as live in the city of Hilliard.”
ABC News: Whatever Happened to Cap and Trade?
USA Today: Epic drought covers widest area since 1956
Politico: Wind lobby increases giving to GOP
CleanTechnica (UK): 2.2-GW Wind Farm Proposed for Irish Sea
Japan Times (Japan): Amping up renewable energy
CleanTechnica (Mexico): Gamesa Finishes 74MW Wind Project in Mexico
Associated Press (CA): Calif. tests show lead in jewelry
National Journal (CA): High-Speed Rail in California
11 Alive (GA): T-SPLOST unpopular in metro Atlanta
Times Picayune (LA): Renewable energy tax credits influence greenpreneurs in New Orleans
Delmarva Daily Times (MD): Coastal Bays: Coastal Stewards return to 'green' jobs
Star Tribune (MN): Energy official pushing green-energy credits
Knoxville News Sentinel (TN): Tenn. hailed for auto manufacturing