Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/2/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/2/12)

  1. Bill McKibben speaks with Yale Environment 360 “about what he’s learned about the power of the fossil fuel industry — and why the battle over Keystone is far from over.”
  2. The Boston Globe argues, “Solyndra shouldn’t cast shadow over bigger clean-energy push.“
  3. EarthTechling writes that approval of a Virginia offshore wind turbine “Could Move [the] Industry Forward.”
  4. Climate Progress reports, huge amounts of natural gas are being flared “in North Dakota’s shale oil fields these days, as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” liberates vast, once-uneconomic oil reserves — and billions of cubic feet of underground gas along with them. More than two million tons of carbon pollution is being flared into the air each year in this state alone.”
  5. Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones asks, “Why Is It So Hard to Clean Up Coal?” The answer, in two words: “money” and “politics.”