THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 2
Global Clean Energy Forum Kicks Off. Experts from around the world are meeting in Barcelona, Spain at a clean energy conference convened by the International Herald Tribune. The New York Times has some details on reports released and events today.
Solar PV Looks to Bright Future. EE Times reports on the 2012 Photovoltaics Status Report that shows industry production rose by 40 percent in 2011.
National and International Blue-Green
A Bloomberg piece says several groups are pushing for questions on climate change during the Presidential debate this week. More than 160,000 petitions were sent to debate moderator Jim Lehrer late last week attempting to get him to ask questions on climate change and its solutions.
Energy Collective looks at three potential climate change policy questions for the presidential candidatesto debate tomorrow in Denver.
A top United Nation’s climate official says climate skepticism in the U.S. is waning, according to The Hill. Meanwhile, the Allentown Morning Call reports on the transition of UC Berkeley physicist Richard Muller from climate skeptic to activist endorsing the Earth is warming and humans are causing it.
To the States
The Boston Globe reports on a clean energy financial boost for Massachusetts researchers, residents and businesses.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed 19 clean energy bills into law late last week, according to Clean Technica.
While solar advocates and supporters worried about the future of the program, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has ruled Xcel Energy must fully fund its solar energy incentive programthrough 2015. Kare11 has more on the story.
The Imperial Valley Press says Imperial County in California is preparing to apply for state grants for solar projects.
Huffington Post: Break the Candidates' Silence on Climate Change
Huffington Post: Denver Debate Shouldn't Skip Tough Climate Questions
Politico: More debate questions we'd ask
Los Angeles Times: A year later, Occupy evolves with the times
Politico: Polar scientist rebuked for leaks
Fox News: How to limit exposure to toxins in foods
Washington Post: Ryan’s budget flimflam
eNews Park Forest (MI): Sierra Club Endorses Michigan Clean Energy Ballot Proposition
Los Angeles Times (CA): What the DWP owes Angelenos
Memphis Commercial Appeal (TN): Clean air not just a Memphis issue
Macon Telegraph (GA): Anglers eating Rocky Creek fish could be harmed, Superfund report finds