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