Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/23/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (7/23/12)

  1. According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), “Despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from renewable sources including wind will increase by more than 40% to almost 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) [by 2017] – roughly the equivalent of one-and-a-half times current electricity production in the US, predicts the Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012.”
  2. CleanTechnica reports: “Germany’s Siemens is to supply 300 turbines to the United Kingdom, with each of the turbines totaling 6 MW of capacity. In total, that will come to 1,800 MW of power generation capacity.“
  3. Max Frankel of ClimateProgress writes about the “Challenges and Successes in ‘Greening’ Sports.”
  4. According to The Guardian: “It is home to a quarter of the planet’s oil and natural gas reserves, yet humans have hardly touched these resources in the far north. But in a few days that could change dramatically if Shell receives approval to drill for oil in the Arctic.”
  5. Inhabitat New York City has a “sneak peak” at the Delta, “NYC’s Very First Self-Powered Building.”