Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (3/23/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (3/23/12)

  1. EnergyBoom reports: “The Keystone XL pipeline saga took a new turn today in Cushing, Oklahoma.  While in Cushing, President Obama announced a new Executive Order on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects.  This Executive Order (EO) calls for federal agencies to make faster permitting and review decisions regarding vital infrastructure projects.”
  2. Renewable Energy World has “Seven Questions Answered About the U.S.-China Solar Trade Case.”
  3. The Hill reports, “President Obama closed his four-state energy tour Thursday in Ohio, a crucial battleground state he carried in 2008, with a speech that cast support for alternative energy as an economic driver that his political foes are trying to thwart.”
  4. According to CleanTechnica, “The world’s first 6-MW offshore wind turbine went up in the North Sea this week. Wind company REpower and C- Power NV, a Belgian offshore development company, installed the wind turbine, the first of 48 for the Thornton Bank II wind farm, which is being constructed approximately 28 kilometers off the Belgian coast.”
  5. Defence Professionals reports, “The U.S. Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal, and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. “