Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (12/18/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (12/18/12).

  1. The Washington Post reports, “One name seems to be popping up increasingly in the chatter about possible picks to replace the likely departing Steven Chu as secretary of energy: Tom Steyer, head of Farallon Capital Management, one of the world’s biggest hedge funds.”
  2. Grist writes about the “irony” of the Wales National Coal Museum installing solar panels to save money.
  3. The Hill reports, “Outgoing Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has some advice for the next Congress: The era of big energy bills is over.”
  4. Jennifer Runyon of Renewable Energy World writes that “Renewable Energy REITs or MLPs Would Unlock Billions for Project Development.”
  5. The Guardian reports, “A leading lobby group, Energy in Depth, has put out a ‘cheat sheet’ of pro-fracking talking points to counter any bad publicity that may arise following the release of the new Matt Damon film, Promised Land.”