Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (11/29/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/29/11)

  1. The NRDC Switchboard blog reports on “How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Can Help Move America Beyond Oil.”
  2. The European Wind Energy Associatin (EWEA) is out with a new report, “Wind in Our Sails: The coming of Europe’s offshore wind energy industry.” According to the report, “The European Union leads the world in offshore wind power with 4,000 MW already installed, and this is only the beginning of a major industrial development.”
  3. Huffington Post Green reports, “Ahead of a meeting Friday between President Barack Obama and hundreds of Native American leaders, the administration unveiled new rules for tribal lands that officials…would open the door to badly-needed housing development on reservations, and for wind and solar energy projects that tribes have been eager to launch.”
  4. According to Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress, “Americans for Prosperity, backed by the Koch brothers, has already been spent millions of dollars on a Solyndra ad that PolitiFact labels ‘mostly false’”.
  5. The Washington Post reports, “The chief economist for the International Energy Agency said Monday that current global energy consumption levels put the Earth on a trajectory to warm by 6 degrees Celsius (10.8 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by 2100, an outcome he called ‘a catastrophe for all of us.’”