A new feature of env-econ.net is a sequester casualty

Environmental Economics

Just when we started tracking green jobs with help from the BLS : Automatic budget cuts have claimed an early casualty: The Bureau of Labor Statistics tossed a program Friday that monitored green jobs in the United States, according to Bloomberg. The green jobs initiative is one of three Bureau of Labor Statistics data reports slated for the chopping block, Bloomberg reported. 

Localism Bill fails vital green test

Green (Living) Review

But Friends of the Earth says localism will only thrive if the proposals unveiled today are significantly improved, including: • Clearer guidance to councils to give the green light to developments that cut carbon emissions, like greener transport and renewable energy schemes. • And these proposed planning reforms are far too flimsy to ensure the UK builds the strong, low-carbon and wildlife-rich future that the Government has promised. “If

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Obama Nominates Strong Labor Leader

Sierra Club Compass

He has come out in powerful support to secure voting rights, make positive immigration reform, and end discrimination against Hispanics. wind energy industry supports 75,000 jobs across the country, and both wind and solar are on the rise.

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Government Energy Bill will leave millions out in the cold

Green (Living) Review

Millions of the UK's poorest people will be left out in the cold by the 'Green Deal' to improve the nation's homes - a scheme at the heart of the Government's Energy Bill being launched next week - Friends of the Earth warned today. While the proposed Green Deal could encourage well-off homeowners to take advantage of loans to make their properties energy efficient, Friends of the Earth is warning it's unlikely to help the 4.5

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A 'Green New Deal' can save the world's economy,

The Green Changemakers

It envisages basing recovery on providing work for the poor, as well as reform of financial practices, after a crash brought on by unregulated excesses of the free market and the banking system. Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World.

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Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" —By Kate Sheppard | Fri Jan. Green jobs guru Van Jones is long gone. FREE CONNECTIONS FOR GREEN SINGLES. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays.

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Time to Get "Smart" on Biofuels

The Green Changemakers

The Sierra Club and Worldwatch Institute today released a report, Smart Choices for Biofuels (pdf) , highlighting the need for important policy reforms at this critical juncture in America's effort to increase the use of biofuels.

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The Filibuster Remains Unbusted

Sightline Daily

But after weeks of debate, the chance of reform has fizzled out. We’re proud of Cascadia’s own Senator Merkley of Oregon who took the filibuster head-on, making an effort to significantly reform it. Merkleys reform measure. Skip to content.

Dream of a Nation

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] THE BOOK With over 400 pages of material that makes complex issues graspable, Dream of a Nation is a tool that will inform and engage.

The mass media and our environment

Green Blog

Another example is the now disbanded Global Climate Coalition which was carefully created by PR firms to give the impression of a friendly grassroots organization while actually lobbying against environmental reforms.

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Weekend Reading 3/11/11

Sightline Daily

Its a fascinating review of the shifting institutional barriers to comprehensive reforms in the American republic. The paper is a study of health care reform, but the same barriers halted comprehensive climate policy last year. Once you get past some rather redundant material near the beginning, the report does a very nice job of providing a thorough examination (with exhaustive citations) of BC coal and its contribution to global climate change. Skip to content.

Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?' — Sightline.

Sightline Daily

A while back, in a famously leaked talking points memo , GOP pollster and messaging guru Frank Luntz advised those wishing to thwart energy reform to use the term climate change rather than global warming --because it made the problem sound less urgent and less "frightening" to the American public. In fact, whatever words advocates or opponents of energy reform choose to use, it probably matters a lot what language pollsters use when trying to determine public opinion about climate change.

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Conference Presentations (downloadable): Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Broad(er) Partnerships Help Spur a Green Economy Along Boston's Fairmount Indigo Transit Corridor [CM 1.5] A Role for Everyone: Encouraging Green Infrastructure Applications [CM 1.5] Parking Management: How to Reform an Underperforming Municipal Asset [CM 1.5] Mayors Smart Growth Roundtable: Greening the Rural Economy [CM 1.5] Strategies for Bringing Green Jobs to Older Urban Centers [CM 1.5] Economy, Jobs and Spending, Oh My!:

BPA in Money

Sightline Daily

The report highlights huge holes in the federal Toxic Substances Control Act and endorses HR 5820, a reform bill that would: require industries to prove that chemicals on the market meet health-based safety standards make it harder to keep information about chemicals in consumer products secret reduce exposures in communities identified as chemical "hot spots" reward innovation that leads to new, safer chemicals When it comes to protecting the public, thats the solution Id rather put my money on.

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Real Family Values

The Green Changemakers

Green and locally based jobs are our best bets: Fund job programs that create and retain jobs at the local level. Give preference to communities with high unemployment and to green jobs. Invest in local jobs and sustainable communities.

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Transportation for America

The Green Changemakers

We need a bold agenda to fix our roads and bridges; build high speed trains; invest in public transit, streets safe for biking and walking, and green innovation. 21st CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE, 21st CENTURY JOBS. Create green jobs through greater investment in modernized infrastructure and healthy communities — from highway maintenance and repair to public transit upgrades to green housing and neighborhood construction.

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Should I Say 'Climate Change' or 'Global Warming?'

Sightline Daily

A while back, in a famously leaked talking points memo , GOP pollster and messaging guru Frank Luntz advised those wishing to thwart energy reform to use the term climate change rather than global warming --because it made the problem sound less urgent and less "frightening" to the American public. In fact, whatever words advocates or opponents of energy reform choose to use, it probably matters a lot what language pollsters use when trying to determine public opinion about climate change.

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Building a Green Economy

The Green Changemakers

Link on ENN -- Know Your Environment When leaders of the 20 largest economies gather in Washington this week , a centerpiece of their deliberations should be a Global Green Deal that capitalizes on the current economic crisis to build economically and environmentally sustainable economies. A Global Green Deal would have several strategic objectives: Transition to a renewable energy economy. Invest in green infrastructure.

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Sustainability is destroying the Earth

The Green Changemakers

We’re giving those in power a choice of whether to grant our request for minor reform. The strategies include reducing electricity consumption, reducing water use, a green economy, recycling, sustainable building, renewables and energy efficiency. The green economy Green jobs.

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Path to a Peace Economy

The Green Changemakers

Economic Collapse The Wall Street financial collapse has stripped tens of millions of previously middle class Americans of their jobs, homes, and retirement assets and plunged them into poverty and despair. The jobs, homes, and retirement assets of ordinary Americans have not.

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To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

Barnstorming a world without borders, the President can begin America’s journey toward a bright green future. million; renewable energy creates 10 times as many jobs as coal plants. Such legislation must set hard and ambitious, scientifically based greenhouse gas reduction targets, establish a cap and trade system with auctioned allowances, create innovative programs to incentivise energy efficiency and it must develop new ways to invest in clean technology and green jobs.

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