Five Energy Articles We’re Reading Today (11/1/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/1/11)

  1. According to Bloomberg, “Republicans who criticized the Obama administration for providing U.S. backing to the failed Solyndra LLC sought such federal loan guarantees for cleaner-coal projects they favored.”
  2. The Solar Energy Industries Association has released its 2011 Solar Barometer, which indicates overwhelming support among the American people for solar power.
  3. The Guardian reports, “The state of Nebraska will open a special session of the legislature on Tuesday afternoon in a last-gasp effort to stop or re-route the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.”
  4. ThinkProgress Green has a “scary” Halloween factoid: “The combined profits of the Big Five oil companies — ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron — [have] already exceeded $100 billion this year.”
  5. The Chicago Tribune reports, “Solar energy collectors will be installed on up to 60 acres at O’Hare International Airport, and a service station selling alternative fuels for private and commercial vehicles will open near the airport, Chicago’s aviation chief announced Monday.”