Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (6/7/13)

Here are five recommended reads for today (6/7/13).

  1. The Hill reports, “Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday that the White House won’t allow drilling in the Atlantic Ocean while House Republicans are putting the finishing touches on legislation to do so.”
  2. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) writes, “Government and financial institutions around the world must pledge to invest at least US$40 billion (€30.6 billion) in renewable energy over the next 12 months as a way of fighting climate change, according to a campaign launched this week by the environmental NGO the WWF.”
  3. Greentech Media says “Utilities can’t stop storms, but they can change how they plan and react.”
  4. According to The Guardian, “Fossil fuel industry bosses really do say the darndest things” – “From Nikki Williams to Gina Rinehart, coal, oil and mining bosses use their platform to trivialise the climate problem.”
  5. Bloomberg reports, “Shinzo Abe’s pledge to spur 30 trillion yen ($302 billion) of investment in Japan’s electricity industry opens the way for a surge in clean energy projects at the expense of traditional utilities.”