Five Energy Articles We’re Reading Today (6/27/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (6/27/11).

  1. A New York Times report finds that natural gas “may not be as easy and cheap to extract from shale formations deep underground as the companies are saying, according to hundreds of industry e-mails and internal documents and an analysis of data from thousands of wells.”
  2. According to the Huffington Post, “A new coalition of outdoors groups is emerging as a potent force in the debate over natural gas drilling.”  The article explains, “The Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation isn’t against the process of fracking for gas, but its members want to make sure the rush to cash in on the valuable resource doesn’t damage streams, forests, and the various creatures that call those places home.”
  3. Time Magazine has a story entitled, “Betting on Big Solar.”  One company making that bet is GE, which “can bring resources to bear on renewable energy that no other corporation can.”
  4. Media Matters asks, “So, the trade association of the oil and gas industry —  the American Petroleum Institute — raises a concern about their competitors, and the Post gives them a front page article?
  5. The Guardian reports, “Britain’s biggest array of solar panels has begun generating in Oxfordshire. The first large ground system to feed into the national grid will benefit from the tariff scheme paying a premium for supplying clean electricity.”