Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (11/23/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/23/12).

  1. According to PV Magazine, “Since May of this year Saudi Arabian plans to install 41 GW of solar capacity by 2032 have been known. Details are beginning to emerge as to how these plans will be built out.”
  2. The Telegraph reports, “Both the Conservatives and Lib Dems are claiming a victory after striking a deal which paves the way for a new generation of nuclear power stations and wind farms but how long will it last, asks Rowena Mason.
  3. reports, “Plans by GM now call for the company to have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017, with a focus in particular on plug-in technology.”
  4. DeSmogBlog writes: “According to [Alberta scientist Dr. David Schindler], the rapid expansion of the tar sands is not based on valid science: ‘Both background studies and environmental impact assessments have been shoddy, and could not really even be called science. This must change.'”
  5. Reuters reports: “British government support for low-carbon electricity generation will triple by 2020 after the energy and finance ministries reached a deal to end months of wrangling over costly reforms. The move is expected to boost the share of renewables in Britain’s energy mix to 30 percent by 2020, outpacing European Union targets of 20 percent, while creating tens of thousands of new jobs.”