Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/19/12)
Here are five recommended reads for today (4/19/12)
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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 HybridCars.com 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.”
- 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.
- 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.”