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With Hill Hopes for Climate Bill Dashed, Advocates Circle Wagons at EPA (8/25/2010)

The New York Times

With global warming legislation sidelined, advocates are bracing for battle over U.S. EPA climate rules, the only game in town for curbing emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Environmentalists were left reeling this summer when the Senate retreated on climate legislation, and while a few die-hards say a climate bill is still possible this year, most advocates are shifting their focus to upholding EPA’s authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Reports

Creating Good Jobs and New Markets Through Energy Efficiency (8/31/2010)

Center for American Progress

“Efficiency Works,” a major new report by Bracken Hendricks, Bill Campbell, and Pen Goodale, finds that a straightforward set of policies aimed at upgrading just 40 percent of the residential and commercial building stock in the United States would:

  • Create 625,000 sustained full-time jobs over a decade.
  • Spark $500 billion in new investments to upgrade 50 million homes and office buildings.
  • Generate as much as $64 billion a year in cost savings for U.S. ratepayers, freeing consumers to spend their money in more productive ways.

Announcements

Community Leaders Forestry Tour

Thursday, September 9, 2010 (All Day Event)

Sponsored by Oregon State University, College of Forestry

Presented by the Clatsop Forestry & Wood Products Economic Development Committee to inform Community Leaders on opportunities to use forest biomass to stimulate rural economies.

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