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April 24 News: Renewable Industry Supports 110,000 UK Jobs, Could Support 400,000 by 2020, Report Finds

By Stephen Lacey on April 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

"April 24 News: Renewable Industry Supports 110,000 UK Jobs, Could Support 400,000 by 2020, Report Finds"

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A round-up of the top climate and energy news. Please post additional links below.

Renewables “help jobs and growth”: The renewable energy industry supports 110,000 jobs in the UK and could support 400,000 by 2020, a report says. [BBC]

Barack Obama has launched a new green re-election site hoping to make up with environmental voters ahead of next November’s vote. Environmentalists for Obama is aimed at organizing green voters, who have had a complicated relationship with the Obama White House. [Guardian]

The extended closure of the San Onofre nuclear plant due to safety concerns has led some to speculate — or hope — that the plant will be shuttered for good, but the chief nuclear officer for plant operator Southern California Edison said he doesn’t believe the problems signal the plant’s demise. [Los Angeles Times]

The UK and US will work together to develop “floating” wind turbines to harness more offshore wind power at a potentially lower cost, the government said on Monday. [Guardian]

Why is Jon Huntsman going rogue? Having utterly flopped in the Republican primaries, the former Utah governor now seems intent on trashing the party. [Daily Beast]

China’s leaders are finding it’s a lot tougher to create a world-beating electric car industry than they hoped. [Associated Press]

For seven decades, Pemex, Mexico’s state-owned oil monopoly and a mainstay of the government’s revenue, regulated itself — which is a polite way of saying it could do pretty much as it pleased. [New York Times]

Demand for solar panels in Germany, the world’s largest market for the equipment, may hold up until the third quarter, according to the biggest builder of sun- powered plants. [Bloomberg]

 

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14 Responses to April 24 News: Renewable Industry Supports 110,000 UK Jobs, Could Support 400,000 by 2020, Report Finds

    • Raul M. says:

      Plumes o methane from hydrates that didn’t disappear
      somehow before circulating in the ocean currents and collecting under the new winter ice? There is a crack
      in the wishful thinking about the hydrates.
      If methane does circulate with the currents then summer melt will allow the paths to the air!

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  2. Paul Magnus says:

    Oil sands vote based on climate change….

    Climate Portals shared a link.
    about an hour ago

    Smith’s views on climate change may have turned tide | Energy | News | Financial Post
    business.financialpost.com
    It was Alberta’s own version of the Civil War, pitting Conservatives against conservatives. And the Conservatives won. The Progressive Conservatives, that is

  3. John Tucker says:

    Another reason perhaps to cut back on meat?!:

    Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in California Cow ( http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303592404577364161418169628.html )

    My post on prions:

    Prions in the wild, CWD-Chronic Wasting Disease, and Prion Diseases in Animals and Humans – Updated ( http://diseaseclimate.blogspot.com/2012/03/prions-in-wild-cwd-chronic-wasting.html )