Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/20/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/20/12)

  1. The Los Angeles Times reports: “California has had remarkable success in extending its national lead in clean technology, using it to help fuel the state’s economic rebound and drive its effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions, even as its population continues to grow. Those are some of the findings of the 2012 California Green Innovation Index, released by the nonpartisan nonprofit group Next 10 and compiled by Collaborative Economics.”
  2. DeSmogBlog writes about the “state of the Gulf” on the “two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 rig workers and subsequently caused an oil geyser in the Gulf of Mexico that leaked hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the water.”
  3. Renewable Energy World explains: “How exactly is Chinese PV module pricing affecting the European market? And how best should European governments and solar companies react?”
  4. According to Energy Boom: “A four-year study on hydraulic fracturing by New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is about to come to an end — hanging in its balance is whether or not fracking will allowable in the state.  The stakes are high and the public knows it — the Department is currently weighing through 66,000 public comments.”
  5. At Climate Progress, Joe Romm asks, “What can possibly be done to maintain and indeed expand federal support for clean energy in an era where exploding federal deficits and debt have, unsurprisingly, come to dominate the political debate — an era where one political party has proposed cutting most every clean energy program sharply?”