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August 31, 2012
E2 founder gets a hands on view from the cockpit of a KC-10
E2 Quarterly jobs report documents potential for over 37,000 jobs
New energy bill increases support for renewables
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  An F/A-18E  fighter refuels from an Air Force KC-10 over Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Stickney)
Located just east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Travis Air Force Base handles more cargo and passenger traffic than any other military air terminal in the United States, and its host unit, the 60th Air Mobility Wing, is the largest wing in the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command[i].  Travis AFB plays a significant role in both the regional and state economy – Travis AFB is the largest employer in Solano County, and has an estimated local economic impact exceeding $1 billion annually.

In July, Nicole Lederer, co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs, visited Travis AFB to get a ground-level view of how DOD’s national energy initiatives were being reflected at the base level. The Air Force is the single largest user...read more >
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  Clean Energy Jobs Report - Q2 2012
In E2’s mission to be the independent business voice for the environment, E2’s ongoing clean energy jobs reports have resonated loudly and clearly.

E2 started these biweekly and quarterly reports (see www.e2.org/cleanjobs)   last September in an attempt to counter the misinformation about clean energy in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy.  We’ve been sending these reports to all Congressional offices, as well as select media.

Since September, we have compiled nearly 450 announcements by companies, cities and organizations of clean energy projects that, if they all come to fruition, could create over 125,000 jobs.  These job opportunities are being created across the country in a range of industries: power generation, manufacturing, energy efficiency, public transportation and biofuels. 

Our second quarter report, covering April-June 2012, identified 70 projects that could create...read more >
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  E2 New England Director Berl Hartman (front left) at the ceremony where Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed the Energy Bill.
After months of hearings, meetings and legislative uncertainty, on August 3rd Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed S. 2395, “An Act Relative to Competitively Priced Electricity in the Commonwealth.” The law will allow successful state renewable energy programs to scale up so that their benefits can be distributed more broadly across the Commonwealth and will create new opportunities for the burgeoning clean energy sector to grow and thrive.

The bill includes the extension of long-term contracts between the utilities and renewable energy companies, which will help renewable energy developers get lower cost financing and reduce the risk for investors. It will also keep the supply of renewable energy credits in balance with the growing demand and ultimately lead to significant cost savings for ratepayers.

The legislation also raises the cap...read more >
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  Food Consumed Versus Food Loss
Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land, and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed in the United States. Yet, 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. That is more than 20 pounds of food per person every month. Not only does this mean that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, but also 25 percent of all freshwater and huge amounts of unnecessary chemicals, energy, and land. Read More>

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