Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (11/9/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/9/12).

  1. At Grist, David Roberts asks, “Does Michigan’s clean-energy loss mean that greens are outgunned at the state level?”
  2. According to PV Magazine: “Wiki-Solar has said that, according to its data, the U.S. is on course to become the largest utility-scale photovoltaic project market globally. Overall, it has found that the country installed 46 plants over 10 MW in size worth 1.045 GW by the end of October, and that it has 14.72 GW more in the pipeline.”
  3. The Hill reports, “Advocates of expiring tax credits for wind power projects will greet next week’s return of Congress with a multi-front campaign for extension of the incentives in the lame-duck session.”
  4. According to greentechgrid, “On Monday, IBM and big Houston-area utility Oncor announced the latest achievement inthis long-running relationship [with IBM]: a big data platform that’s analyzing Oncor’s 118,000-plus miles of power lines, crunching data from its 3 million or so smart meters from Landis+Gyr, and rolling out the results for both utility operations staff and to customers via the state’s smart meter web portal.”
  5. DeSmogBlog reports, “Bill McKibben and a cast of guests, including Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilman Mike O’Brien, along with video appearances by Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Josh Fox and more, called on the roughly 2,000 attendees packed into Benaroya Hall to join together to encourage institutions large and small to divest all fossil fuel companies from their stock portfolios, pension funds, and other holdings.”