Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (12/31/12)

Here are five recommended reads for today (12/31/12).

  1. Bill McKibben has a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal, arguing that “Robert Bryce’s Dec. 17 op-ed (“Harvard Needs Remedial Energy Math“) attacking campus efforts to have universities divest themselves of holdings in fossil-fuel companies is interesting for what it omits: even the slightest attempt to rebut the mathematical logic that shows fossil-fuel companies have become outlaws against the laws of physics.”
  2. CleanTechnica has its Top 10 Solar Power Stories Of 2012 and its Top 10 Wind Power Stories Of 2012.
  3. The L.A. Times reports, “Recent studies project that California could derive a substantial percentage of its energy needs from rooftop solar installations, whether on suburban homes or city roofs or atop big-box stores.”
  4. GreenBiz asked “executives from a range of companies and organizations to reflect on the past year and look at what lies ahead” regarding the “biggest issues of 2012 and what they think will drive sustainability in 2013.”
  5. Stephen Lacey of ClimateProgress lists “some of the most important energy stories of the year.”