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Daily Green Roundup - June 4, 2012

04 Jun 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

A Bay State solar panel developer that landed a state loan from Mitt Romney when he was Massachusetts governor has gone belly up – a day after the GOP presidential hopeful ripped President Obama’s investments in solar manufacturer Solyndra. [Boston Herald]

In attacking President Obama on Solyndra, Romney also failed to get the story straight, making inaccurate claims about the President’s investments. [Associated Press]

Energy companies are losing faith in coal – the percentage of utility executives who think coal has a future in our energy supply dropped from 81.5 to 60 percent over the last year. [Grist]

With promises to strip the EPA of its power to regulate carbon emissions, pull back on green energy subsidies, and cut regulations on water and land, the threat of a Romney administration to the environment is real. [New Jersey Star-Ledger]

More state money is flowing into Big Oil: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a $1.7 billion tax break for oil giant Shell over the course of 25 years. [NPR]

Temperatures hit a record high of 76.6 °F in Greenland last Tuesday, just over one degree below the hottest temperature ever measured in Greenland. Melting ice there is thought to cause up to 25 percent of the global sea level rise. [ThinkProgress]



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