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Environmental Group Issues Report on Progress of Midwest States in Promoting Clean Energy

posted Apr 22, 2011, 2:00 PM by James Hodina
 The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) issued a report evaluating the Midwestern region’s progress in achieving the goals articulated in 2007 and 2009 by a bipartisan group of governors and stakeholders to promote clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the region.  The report finds that Midwestern states rank among the top ten job-creating states in all five categories  of the clean energy economy, 
including clean energy, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly production, conservation and pollution mitigation, and training for clean energy jobs.  The report also gives the region an A- for its progress in enacting strong building codes.  However, the region received a low grade (D) for its progress on reducing GHG emissions (the lowest grade awarded in all six  categories).  [For further information:]