TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 9
More Clean Energy Supporters. The coalition of supporters behind the use of clean energy is growing with conservation groups — like the WWF — and anti-hunger organizations — like Oxfam and Christian Aid — joining the cause.
House Energy Chair Talks Subsidies. During a debate, Congressman Fred Upton stated he is “in favor of removing government subsidies for oil and gas as well as renewable energy companies.”
National and International Blue-Green
Worldwide clean energy investment dropped 20 percent from this time a year ago, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
According to BBC News, the European Union is “launching a campaign aimed at showing how low-carbon solutions can improve quality of life.”
The National Journal asked several experts “What renewable-energy issues are at stake in the increasingly tense relations between the United States and China?”
To the States
The Associated Press overviews California’s Proposition 39, a ballot measure that it says would end a “tax break for some out-of-state corporations” and generate $1 billion a year in revenue to be utilized to create jobs.
The Daily Climate takes a look at what churches are doing to support Michigan’s 25x25 ballot measure.
The Sierra Club named Weber State University in Utah as a “Cool School” for its sustainability efforts. The Desert News has more.
Wall Street Journal: Do We Need Subsidies for Solar and Wind Power?
Chicago Tribune: More US coal plants to retire due to green rules: study
Los Angeles Times (CA): Behind California's gas spike
Gazette (IA): Climate change a moral issue
Crain’s Detroit Business (MI): Great Lakes neighbors bet on wet
Spokesman-Review (WA): Wind farm stirs breeze for ailing town