TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR OCTOBER 3
Chamber Support. The Chambers for Innovations and Clean Energy — a “a growing network of 239 chambers from 47 states representing more than 234,000 businesses” — sent a letter to President Obama and Governor Romeny asking them to take a pledge “take a stand and prioritize clean energy as an economic development solution.”
Voter Support. A new poll found nine out of ten registered voters believe it is “very” or “somewhat” important for the United States to use solar power. The poll also found that 54 percent of voters believe the Environmental Protection Agency needs to set standards to lower pollution.
Clearing Up What "Green" Means. The Federal Trade Commission Monday released new standards for the use of words like “green” and “eco-friendly” in advertising.
Coverage of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy includes:
- Santa Maria Times (CA): Wind industry needs tax help
- Boulder County Business Report (CO): Advocates rally to prolong wind tax credit
National and International Blue-Green
The Rockies and Northeastern U.S. could in for a snowy winter, according to Reuters.
The Plain Dealer recently interviewed President Obama and Governor Romney about their plans to support transportation infrastructure.
The Center for American Progress released a report today looking at where funding from the transportation bill is going. The Hill has more.
The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at who is hiring in the wind and solar energy industries.
To the States
NPR prepares for the presidential debate by looking at support for energy policy among Coloradoans.
Bloomberg Businessweek reports “Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source.”
CBS Detroit reports the Michigan Association of Realtors wants Michigan homeowners to learn about low-cost home energy assessments.
Grist discusses the “clean energy showdown” occurring in Arizona.
More alternative fuel cars will be joining Virginia’s fleet thanks to an agreement covered by the Fredericksburg Patch.
Shermco Industries — a company specializing in the maintenance, repair and testing of electrical power systems and wind generators — just opened a 6,100-square-foot service center in San Antonio, TX. The Dallas Business journal has more.
Ohio State University has agreed to purchase wind energy from a northwestern Ohio wind farm, according to the Associated Press.
Chicago Tribune: Pay in new era of factory jobs falls short
Solar Power World: Part Three: Mitt Romney’s Position On Solar Energy, Per His Website
CleanTechnica: Zero Motorcycles Reveal New Highly Efficient 2013 Line
CleanTechnica: Solar Power to Energize Avatar Sequels for James Cameron
Detroit News (MI): Renewable energy backers say Prop 3 cost is 50 cents a month
Daily Beast (OK): Oklahoma Farmers Find Ways to Cope While Waiting for Drought to End