HUDSON COUNTY – Communities in Hudson County have opened warming centers for those with nowhere to stay warm during the bitter cold weather expected to last into next week.The temperatures are expected to stay between 11 and 27 degrees until Jan. 5.BAYONNE – The community center at 597 Broadway, between 27th and 28th streets, has been open nightly from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. since Christmas night. During normal business hours, people can utilize some of the public buildings: City Hall at 29th Street and Avenue C, the public library at 31st Street and Avenue C, and the senior centers downtown at Fourth Street and uptown at 56th Street.NOTH BERGEN – The township’s three designated warming centers will be operational this week at the Uptown library, 8411 Bergenline Ave., the Downtown Library, 2123 Kennedy Blvd., and the Recreation Center, 6300 Meadowview Ave.All centers are open through Friday, Dec. 29. Hours will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Recreation Center. Both library locations will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily except Friday, when they will close at 5 p.m.JERSEY CITY – Hudson CASA Drop in Center, 514 Newark Ave., Jersey City, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Hudson County Integrated Services Center, 124 Claremont Ave., Jersey City, open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.,m.-2 p.m., and St. Lucy’s Shelter, 619 Grove St., Jersey City, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Shelter, 300 Bloomfield St., Mon – Thursday 9 a.m.-9 pm., and Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.UNION CITY – The PERC Shelter, 117 37th St., Union City, 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.The county warming center located at the Naval Reserve facility in Kearny is designed to be used when other shelters are full.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享North American Wind Power:Wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs in 30 U.S. states, including Washington, D.C., according to a new report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).The report, “In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce,” finds that the clean energy and sustainability economy provides local jobs in all 50 states, frequently pays higher-than-average wages, and offers numerous career and educational pathways, says EDF. (Note: The report uses sources that reference 2016, the most recent year of available data. Therefore, some policy and market developments in 2017 may not be fully reflected in the data, EDF says.)“The clean energy workforce has skyrocketed, launching us into the new clean energy economy while supporting American workers,” says Ellen Shenette, manager of EDF Climate Corps, a summer fellowship program that accelerates clean energy initiatives and spearheaded the new report.The report says the U.S. renewable energy sector employed 777,000 people at the beginning of 2017 – roughly as many as in the U.S. telecommunications industry. Notably, these renewable energy jobs outnumber coal and gas jobs – at more than 558,000 – by nearly 1.5 to 1.At 48%, bioenergy (biofuels, biomass and biogas) is the largest employer of renewable energy jobs, while solar is second at 33%. Wind energy comes in third place at 13%, while geothermal and small hydropower account for 5% and 1%, respectively. For wind and solar particularly, Texas and California employ the most workers, the report adds.By 2020, the report predicts that Texas, Colorado and Iowa will each have more than 15,000 wind jobs. In addition, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois and Ohio are expected to have 7,500-15,000 wind jobs.The report, co-authored by Meister Consultants Group, a Cadmus Company, notes that 2017 marked a year of political uncertainty at the federal level: It centered on the future of renewable energy tax incentives and the potential tariff on imported solar modules. (The Trump administration’s final decision to approve 30% solar tariffs came on Monday.) In turn, at the end of 2017, there was a 22% decrease in cumulative solar installations compared with last year’s numbers, says EDF.However, the report, citing numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, projects that solar PV installers and wind turbine service technicians will be the two fastest-growing jobs in America from 2016 to 2026, roughly doubling during that period. In addition, EDF says solar and wind installations comprised 65% of installed electric capacity in 2016, and for the third year in a row, they exceeded the installed capacity of all other electricity sources combined.Report: Wind And Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal And Gas Jobs In Majority Of States U.S. Renewable-Energy Jobs Continue to Outpace Coal and Gas Employment
First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host the first ever National Night Out event at the Governor’s Residence today, Tuesday, August 4. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Governor and First Lady will greet visitors at the event.“National Night Out is a tremendous opportunity for the residence to serve as an open, community space,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this important event to improve the relationships between law enforcement and community members. We hope many Pennsylvanians will be able to attend.”Pennsylvania State Police and the Capitol Police Department will be on hand to greet visitors and speak with families and members of the community. Kids and community members will also have the opportunity to see a Pennsylvania State Police patrol car up-close, along with giveaways and resources from law enforcement and community organizations.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of the house and its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates. No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to build safer, better neighborhoods. It was started by the National Association of Town Watch, which is headquartered in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, in 1981. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in more than 16,000 communities across the country, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit http://residence.pa.gov. For other National Night Out events in your area, visit http://natw.org. Governor and First Lady to Host First National Night Out Event At Governor’s Residence August 04, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter