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08/10/2014:

To grow California economy, don't delay on clean-air law

Nothing in AB 32 says oil companies have to raise prices at the pump as a result of the state’s market-based cap-and-trade program. Slick ads and paid media sponsored by the oil industry are attempting to mislead the public to think that, suddenly, there is an imminent tax hike related to a law that has been on the books for years.

08/06/2014:

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad should embrace clean power plan

We now have an unprecedented plan — the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan — that puts us on the right track to continue growth of the clean energy sector. It’s up to Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa lawmakers to seize the opportunity, not let it pass us by.

08/05/2014:

Business owners ask Fla. Gov. Scott for more time to comment on climate rules

A coalition of 17 owners of Florida-based companies that specialize in solar energy on Tuesday urged Gov. Rick Scott and the Public Service Commission to extend the public comment period on how the state will comply with the federal standards on carbon pollution from power plants.

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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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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.