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Hot off the presses
The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is to declare that global warming is "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today" and "a challenge humanity must confront", in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded $1 million in grants to four entities for projects that will further the development and marketability of renewable energy technologies in the state. The grants are funded with federal Recovery dollars.
Mayor Sam Adams announced last week that city taxpayers would give an $8.1 million interest-free loan to Gerding Edlen Development so the Portland company could build new North American headquarters in the Pearl for Vestas.
US DOE has announced that eleven Washington weatherization programs were awarded nearly $7 million to fund a variety of energy efficiency and on site renewable projects.
Ref. 52 comes from the JOBS Act passed by the Legislature this April and will put people to work repairing schools across the state and making them more energy-efficient.