Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (9/20/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (9/20/12).

  1. According to EWEA, “The French government will launch an offshore wind tender worth around 1GW by the end of the year, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault revealed at the weekend.”
  2. Recharge reports, “China’s installed wind capacity could reach up to 300GW by 2020, predicts a new report.”
  3. According to Public Radio International: “Job growth has been hard to come in in this economy. But in Massachusetts at least, the clean energy industry is adding jobs at a brisk pace. Fueled by decreased costs, increased availability and federal tax credits, the clean energy economy was adding jobs at an 11 percent clip last year.”
  4. DeSmogBlog reports, “With the two year anniversary of the “Dilbit Disaster” fresh on our minds it seems improbable that Enbridge, the company responsible for the 1 million gallon spill of dilbit, or diluted bitumen, on a tributary of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, is currently pushing through a plan to expand that same pipeline.”
  5. The Environmental Working Group announced that it has “sued the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for documents that would show how the state has drafted its plan to permit high volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for shale gas.”