Here are five recommended reads for today (3/7/14).
- The Roanoke Times reports, “A North Carolina Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled in favor of conservation groups requesting that Duke Energy stop contaminating groundwater at its 14 coal-fired power plants across the state.”
- The Energy Post explains “How the IEA exaggerates the costs and underestimates the growth of solar power.”
- Bloomberg reports: “A 40-foot trailer loaded with 25 tons of liquid metals may be the solution to the renewable-energy industry’s biggest challenge: making sure electricity is available whenever it’s needed…A Boston-area startup founded by MIT researchers is working to turn this new concept into a commercially viable product, liquid-metal batteries that will store power for less than $500 a kilowatt-hour. That’s less than a third the cost of some current battery technologies.”
- According to Inside Climate News, “As federal regulators continue investigating why tank cars on three trains carrying North Dakota crude oil have exploded in the past eight months, energy experts say part of the problem might be that some producers are deliberately leaving too much propane in their product, making the oil riskier to transport by rail.”
- Renewable Energy World reports, “The rapid development of rooftop solar and battery storage technology could be as transformative to the economy and modern life as the U.S. oil and gas boom, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.”