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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: September 14, 2009

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September 14, 2009

Daily Roundup: September 14, 2009

Water Woes: The Clean Water Act has not been sufficiently enforced in recent years, with fewer than 3 percent of violators being fined, cited, or otherwise punished. That’s 3 percent of more than 500,000 violations in the last five years alone, largely from coal mining and chemical and manufacturing plants.  New York Times

Public Lands: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a department-wide effort to address the effects of climate change on the nation’s public lands. Sierra Club

Green Jobs: A new report claims that by focusing on renewable energy, as opposed to fossil fuels, the world economy could add 2.7 million jobs by 2030. Reuters

Problem Child: According to a new study, every $7 spent on family planning and access to contraceptives would reduce carbon emissions by one ton. For low-carbon technologies achieve the same reduction, $32 would be required. Triple Pundit

Mighty Wind: Europe is predicted to increase its offshore wind production from 1.5 gigawatts to 150 gigawatts by 2030, making the energy source more than 15 percent of Europe’s total production. Bloomberg

--Kyle Boelte


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