Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (2/22/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (2/22/12)

  1. Bloomberg reports, “Solar-power capacity in Ukraine is forecast to double this year, spurred by the completion of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic plant in December and incentives a third higher than anywhere else in the region.”
  2. Stephen Lacey of Climate Progress provides his “top three reasons why natural gas won’t be the death of renewables.”
  3. According to Politico, “Some Democratic and Republican lawmakers still aren’t giving up on extending the wind production tax credit, which expires at the end of the year.”
  4. CBS News reports, “Apple plans to build to America’s largest privately owned solar facility…Improvements to the massive data center in Maiden, N.C., which was commissioned by Apple in 2011, will include the 100 acre solar farm, green building design and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.”
  5. Per The Guardian: Environmentalist, “energy expert and physicist” Amory Lovins says that “fossil fuels are the new whale oil,” and describes “his vision of how the world can attain a green energy future by 2050.”