Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/19/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/19/12)

  1. The Wall Street Journal reports, “TransCanada Corp. submitted a reroute of its Keystone XL oil pipeline to the Nebraska state government Wednesday, moving a step closer to reviving the project after it was rejected by the U.S. government earlier this year.”
  2. The Guardian has new poll results that show “66% of Britons were in favour and just 8% against when asked: ‘to what extent are you in favour of or opposed to the use of wind power in the UK’ in the Ipsos Mori poll, commissioned by wind trade body RenewableUK.”
  3. Energy Boom reports: “In March, sales of hybrid, plug-in, and clean diesel cars grew significantly in the United States, casting a positive light on the emerging low emission transportation industry. According to statistics compiled by and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues, hybrids sales totalled 48,205 in March compared to 36,222 in February — a 39.6% increase.  Even more, hybrid car sales have grown 37.2% to date in 2012 versus the same period in 2011.”
  4. Renewable Energy World writes that the “renewables industries — all of them — are not only approaching a subsidy cliff [but] already have one foot dangling over the edge.” The question is, what to do about it.
  5. Via Huffington Post, AP reports that the “Obama administration on Wednesday set the first-ever national standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but not without making concessions to the oil and gas industry.”