Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/4/13)
Here are five recommended reads for today (1/4/13).
- The New York Times reports, “The driller whose floating Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew out in 2010, causing a massive oil spill, has agreed to settle civil and criminal claims with the federal government for $1.4 billion, the Justice Department announced Thursday.”
- According to Stephen Lacey of ClimateProgress, General Motors in 2012 “became the first American auto manufacturer to sell more than one million vehicles with a 30-mpg fuel rating. And due to a surge in demand from Califorina, GM tripled sales of its electric model, the Chevy Volt.”
- The Columbus Dispatch reports, “The last-minute extension of a wind-energy tax credit is a boon to several large Ohio projects, but the timing has led to agony for the state’s wind industry.”
- Forbes explains “Why Shell Should Just Quit Its Alaska Drilling Fiasco.”
- DeSmogBlog argues, “Shell’s Kulluk Rig Grounding Proves Folly of Arctic Oil Drilling, Again.”