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09/25/2014:

E2 Poll: Majority of Virginia’s small business owners support carbon pollution limits

On a week when world leaders were meeting to address climate change and 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City, a new survey shows that Virginia’s small business owners support state action to cut carbon pollution and believe that doing so will help Virginia’s economy.

09/25/2014:

EPA's McCarthy: Businesses believe in action on climate

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy pushed back against industry critics and climate skeptics Thursday, declaring that her agency’s efforts to curb climate change would boost, not burden, the nation’s economy.

09/23/2014:

Iowa well-positioned with wind to meet federal Clean Power Plan

Wind power is a big deal in Iowa. It’s also a very good deal, considering Iowa’s world-class wind resources and its manufacturing base. That makes wind a low-cost tool to comply with the Clean Power Plan.

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The EPA’s Clean Power proposal will create jobs, deliver significant health benefits, and reduce electricity rates.

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NEW! E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report Q2 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the U.S. in Q2 2014. Policies like AB 32 drove job growth in California, while Michigan and the solar sector also posted strong numbers.

The report notes the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is expected to drive future job growth, while Congress also has an opportunity to expand the economy by extending clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.