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PNS Daily News - September 4, 2015 

Our news today includes a report on the drive for criminal charges against car company executives; a new ranking on where to go for jobs in clean energy; and why the millennial generation may need some confidence boosting.

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Some 67 million gallons of gas will be burned by American vehicles this Labor Day Weekend. Credit: clarita/morguefile.com.\
Friday, September 4, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Highways will be bustling with Labor Day Weekend travel. The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts the highest volume since 2008, with an estimated 1.7 million Illinoisans driving 50 miles or more. According to the ...Read More
Ohio has over 200 solar companies employing more than 4,300 people (Solar Energy Industries Association.) Credit: pippalou/morguefile.com\
Friday, September 4, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Party cloudy with a chance of progress? One could say that's the solar power outlook for Ohio, based on the findings of a new report. The analysis released this week from the Frontier Group shows solar capacity per capita doubled ...Read More
A new online family budget calculator shows many Virginia families don't earn enough to get by. Credit: EPI.\
Friday, September 4, 2015
RICHMOND, Va. - A typical working family in Virginia probably doesn't make enough money to support itself, according to a new online budget-cruncher. The Economic Policy Institute's Family Budget Calculator takes local data on a variety of costs ...Read More
Iron County, Utah is known for its Cedar Breaks National Monument, but also for plentiful sunshine that has prompted a flurry of solar farm development. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.\
Friday, September 4, 2015
PAROWAN, Utah - Utah ranks fourth on a new top 10 list of states seeing job growth in clean energy and clean transportation. Environmental Entrepreneurs or E2 is a nonpartisan group that tracks new project announcements in the fields of clean power ...Read More
A Vermont-based solar energy company is seeing resistance from residents in Oneida, New York, over a proposed solar farm project. Credit: Patrick Moore/freeimages.com<br />\
Friday, September 4, 2015
ONEIDA, N.Y. - A Vermont-based company has proposed building one of the largest solar farms in upstate New York's Madison County, which it says could save residents millions in energy costs. But the developer, groSolar, is getting push-back from ...Read More
A campaign by New York state and local law enforcement officials targets impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. Credit: Earl Estrera/freeimages.com\
Friday, September 4, 2015
NEW YORK - State and local police departments in New York are cracking down on impaired drivers for the Labor Day weekend. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is part of a national effort to reduce accidents caused by drivers under the influence of ...Read More