Five Energy Articles We’re Reading Today (6/30/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (6/30/11)

  1. Renewable Energy World asks, “If Renewable Costs Are Down, Why the Financial Uncertainty?” One possible reason: “Manufacturers see an ongoing reduction in prices and a need to improve efficiency, but the price reductions hurt their profitability while developers capitalize on lower prices to get better penetration and earn better returns on invested capital.”
  2. Greentechmedia reports, “Just another day at the DOE Loan guarantee office — providing $4.5 billion to three massive solar farms. It will allow First Solar to supply approximately 20 million solar panels to the three projects from U.S. based manufacturing sites. That’s 20 million panels.”
  3. According to the Los Angeles Times Greenspace blog, “California officials will delay enforcement of the state’s complex carbon trading program until 2013… because of the ‘need for all necessary elements to be in place and fully functional.’”
  4. DeSmog Blog reports, “The Heartland Institute is convening a who’s-who of the global warming denial machine in Washington, DC over the next two days for the sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC6).”
  5. According to, “The state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation banning the use of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration in New Jersey. The 33-1 vote came after Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) unsuccessfully asked for a five-year moratorium instead of an outright ban.”
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