Here are five recommended reads for today (5/29/12)
- EnergyBoom reports: “Methane gas has bubbled up at three residential water wells and two streams in Bradford Country, Pennsylvania… The affected area is around a half a mile from a Chesapeake Energy hydraulic fracturing drilling pad. “
- According to Inside Climate News, “German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour—equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity—through the midday hours on Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank said.”
- Renewable Energy World reports on “engineered geothermal systems,” which can be built just about anywhere, as it doesn’t “require dramatic, bubbling geology full of volcanoes, fault lines, lava and near-surface heat,” but instead “makes use of underground rock’s natural tendency to be hot enough — typically somewhere between 120 degrees C and 200 degrees C — to drive a turbine.”
- According to The Guardian, “Using shale gas instead of coal does nothing to help the climate, one of the biggest investors in gas has said, because shale gas companies are failing to use simple technology to fix leaks of a potent greenhouse gas.”
- CleanTechnica reports, “The winds of Lake Michigan — and the rest of the Great Lakes — are an untapped reservoir of renewable energy, according to a project which recently monitored the wind over the Lakes at the height of commercial turbines.