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07/27/2014:

Weakening of Ohio's renewable standards will lead to job loss

Columbus’ weakening of the standards will cost Ohio jobs and investment in fast-growing alternative energy industries, now and for years to come. It likely will raise, not lower, your electric bill. It will make the air we breathe dirtier and will waste energy. Still, all is not lost.

07/24/2014:

Colorado businesses should support Clean Power Plan

If every Colorado business leader who stands to benefit from the new Clean Power Plan shows up at next week’s doubleheader listening sessions at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Wynkoop Street offices, the agency would have to move the event a few blocks away to Coors Field.

07/24/2014:

Michigan's Upper Peninsula is 'going green'

City officials in Marquette met with business leaders in a roundtable discussion about climate change and clean energy. Gail Parson, Midwest advocate with Environmental Entrepreneurs, said, “We are here in Marquette educating folks about the upcoming E.P.A’s Clean Power Plan and how that can really benefit businesses in the clean energy economy.”

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Fact:

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

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E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report: Q1 2014

Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in clean energy job announcements in the first quarter of this year.

Nearly 5,600 jobs were announced. The top sector was solar, with about 1,600 announced jobs.