BlueGreen Alliance http://wesa.fm en BlueGreen Alliance Holds Energy Roundtable http://wesa.fm/post/bluegreen-alliance-holds-energy-roundtable <p>Steel workers and green industry representatives met today to discuss the future of sustainable resources in the United States.</p><p>The panel discussed ways of getting a younger generation of energy leaders and producers, as well as the federal government, more committed to developing a clean economy.</p><p>Some believe dependable Production Tax Credits (PTC) could be the answer.</p><p>Companies that produce wind, geothermal and other types of renewable energy are eligible for a PTC, which provides a 2.2-cent per kilowatt-hour benefit for the first ten years of operation.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:48:55 +0000 Michael Lynch 18372 at http://wesa.fm Unions Call For Local Jobs to be Part of Green Energy Future http://wesa.fm/post/unions-call-local-jobs-be-part-green-energy-future <p>The theme of taking action today to combat climate change tomorrow ran rampant through Tuesday’s BlueGreen Alliance roundtable on president Obama’s recently released climate change plan.&nbsp;</p><p>While the event spent very little time talking about the specifics of the president’s plan, it did offer several opinions on making sure climate control efforts also benefit the local economy.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:22:55 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 12815 at http://wesa.fm