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In the 02/12/2019 edition:

What's Keeping Trump from Ratifying a Climate Treaty Even Republicans Support?

Republican senators and the Chamber of Commerce have urged Trump to back the Kigali Amendment on HFCs, saying it's in the U.S.'s economic interest.

An international agreement to reduce the use of potent greenhouse gases in air conditioning and refrigeration went into effect this year, with more than 60 countries ratifying it. U.S. manufacturers say the agreement could create tens of thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars in U.S. exports—and that failing to join will hurt U.S. industry.

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Which States Are Adding Solar Jobs? Check Out the Midwest, for Starters

Overall, U.S. solar job numbers fell in 2018 as President Trump's tariffs on panel imports kicked in, but several states still saw significant growth.

In the Illinois solar industry, the new faces often outnumber the familiar ones.

Take StraightUp Solar, where more than half of the 67 employees have been hired since the beginning of 2018 as the company has grown to meet surging demand tied to a new state energy law.

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