Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/13/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/13/12)

  1. Renewable Energy World reports, “Clean generation technologies including wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and energy crops are now turning derelict mine sites into sources of renewable power.”
  2. At Grist, Brendan Smith and May Boeve argue, “Fossil-fuel subsidies are the real job killers.”
  3. PV Magazine reports: “The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) moved ahead this week with its plans to mete out “more fight for less fuel”. With support from the White House, the Pentagon intends to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by building next-generation combat vehicles, making energy storage safer and more effective, and increasing the deployment of renewable energy across America’s Armed Forces to three gigawatts (GW) by 2025.”
  4. According to Bloomberg Business Week, “The U.S. government is creating a ‘boom and bust’ in renewable energy investment that threatens to undermine its lead over China, the Pew Charitable Trusts said in a report.”
  5. Bloomberg reports, “Germany’s solar industry expects an installation rush over the next six months as developers try to beat planned subsidy cuts in the second-biggest market for sun power.”