Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (11/13/13)

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/13/13).

  1. Climate Progress reports, “As hearings begin to determine the fate of Arizona’s booming solar industry, Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest utility, quietly renewed its membership in the corporate anti-clean energy group the American Legislative Exchange Council after publicly leaving it in 2012.”
  2. According to Public Citizen: “As the Obama administration considers whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline’s northern segment, owner TransCanada faces serious questions concerning construction and pipeline integrity issues on the Texas portion of the pipeline that throw its safety into question…In light of the problems – documented in Public Citizen’s newly released report, “TransCanada’s Keystone XL Southern Segment: Construction Problems Raise Questions About the Integrity of the Pipeline” – citizens and elected officials should call for a delay in startup until an investigation into its safety is completed.”
  3. Slate reports that “After Fukushima, Japan Finds Beauty in Solar Power.”
  4. According to Gizmodo, solar panels are “not just big rectangles on the roof anymore.”
  5. USA Today reports, “The vast majority of Americans in each of 40-plus states surveyed say global warming is real, serious and man-made, and the concerns tend to be slightly higher in coastal or drought-stricken areas, says an analysis out today.”