Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (11/12/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/12/12).

  1. Renewable Energy World reports, “Renewable energy is set to rival coal as the main generator of the world’s electricity by 2035 as the costs of technology fall and subsidies rise, the International Energy Agency said.”
  2. At Climate Progress, Adam Jones of the Center for American Progress outlines “four big ideas that can move us toward an electricity system with higher penetrations of clean, distributed energy.”
  3. DeSmogBlog reports: “In a devastating blow to the Colorado wilderness, the U.S. Forest Service has agreed to allow Arch Coal to expand their West Elk mine into 6.5 miles of roadless forest in Colorado.  This means that as soon as Arch Coal gets the ‘ok,’ they will begin leveling a formerly pristine part of America’s beautiful wilderness.”
  4. According to CleanTechnica, “Entire Cities Could Run on Compressed Air.”
  5. The New York Times Green blog, “For commercial property owners in California looking to finance energy efficiency upgrades for their buildings, the process should be a bit easier and cheaper come early next year, thanks to a new pilot program approved last week by the state’s Public Utilities Commission.”