Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/11/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/11/12)

  1. The Des Moines Register reports: “U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Ia., warned the [Iowa Wind Energy Association[ that ‘a war is being waged against renewable energy…The oil and gas industry has enormous influence, and there is an increasingly competitive environment on energy legislation in Washington, D.C.,’ the congressman said.”
  2. According to Gigaom, “In the wake of one of the world’s largest nuclear power disasters in history last year in Japan, the country is re-thinking its energy policy and looking to provide incentives to boost clean power starting this July.”
  3. DeSmogBlog reports, “Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves using aerial sharpshooters and poisoned bait in order to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on Canada’s iconic woodland caribou.”
  4. Renewable Energy World asks “The Big Question: Will Lower FiTs Hit UK Solar?”
  5. CleanTechnica reports, “The European wind power industry is expected to see more than half a million people working for it by 2020, increasing [its] contribution to the EU economy threefold over the same period.”