Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (5/20/14)

Here are five recommended reads for today (5/20/14)

  1. Greentech Media reports: ” Securitization, the holy grail of energy efficiency finance, has finally arrived in the commercial sector. Connecticut’s green bank, the Clean Energy and Finance Authority (CEFIA), today announced a deal to bundle and sell a sizable chunk of its C-PACE loan portfolio to the specialty finance company Clean Fund. The bonds, issued by the Public Finance Authority, are backed by $30 million of commercial PACE loans funding energy efficiency in commercial buildings in the state of Connecticut.”
  2. According to Mother Jones, “North Carolina GOP Pushes Unprecedented Bill to Jail Anyone Who Discloses Fracking Chemicals.”
  3. The Wall Street Journal reports, “Where Whale Oil Once Reigned, a Town Looks to Renewable Energy: New Bedford, Mass., Sees Savings—and Economic Renewal—in Solar and Wind Power.”
  4. According to Renewable Energy World, “India’s new government led by Narendra Modi plans to harness solar power to enable every home to run at least one light bulb by 2019, a party official said.”
  5. Greentech Media reports, “Georgia Power, the state’s biggest electricity supplier, is planning to build three 30-megawatt PV solar installations for the U.S. Army for a remarkably low cost…’The three projects will be brought on-line at or below the company’s avoided cost, the amount it is estimated to cost the company to generate comparable energy from other sources.’”