Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (3/29/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (3/29/12)

  1. According to Forbes, California is “Poised to Launch [a] Program Eliminating The Upfront Cost of Energy Efficiency and Solar Upgrades.”
  2. ThinkProgress Green writes: “In a stirring floor speech, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) called for support of Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill to eliminate $24 billion in “immoral” subsidies for big oil companies, whose executives are pulling in tens of millions of dollars a year on rising gasoline prices.”
  3. The Washington Post reports, “On Wednesday, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a 594-page study suggesting that when it comes to weather observations since 1950, there has been a “change in some extremes,” which stem in part from global warming.”
  4. According to Reuters, “Proposed emission rules for new power plants unveiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 27 spell the gradual demise of coal-fired power generation and entrench the current cost advantage for natural gas.”
  5. The Guardian reports, “Fears are growing that a naked flame on the top of a leaking gas rig could spark a massive explosion and lead to a major pollution incident in the North Sea.”