Here are five recommended reads for today (10/31/14).
- Bloomberg reports: “Brazil’s first national energy auction with a specific category for power generated from sunlight may spur as much as $1 billion in investment in solar power. Brazil’s Electric Energy Trading Board, known as CCEE, may buy as much as 2 gigawatts of renewable energy in the event today, and 500 megawatts must come from solar power, according to three analysts.”
- The New York Times reveals “blunt advice from the consultant, Richard Berman, the founder and chief executive of the Washington-based Berman & Company consulting firm…as Mr. Berman solicited up to $3 million from oil and gas industry executives to finance an advertising and public relations campaign called Big Green Radicals.”
- DeSmogBlog reports, “At least $83 billion USD in financing was provided to 65 coal mining and energy companies last year by 92 of the world’s leading commercial banks, according to a Dutch report published Wednesday.”
- According to Media Matters: “Fox News used a baseless, wildly inflated figure to blame the continued delay of the Keystone XL pipeline on spending by climate activist Tom Steyer, who has lobbied against the project. The network claimed that Steyer has spent $42.9 billion on the midterm elections — a number that is nearly 600 times larger than the amount Steyer has actually spent”
- The Washington Post reports, “Energy companies have escalated their giving to Brookings in recent years, and its Energy Security Initiative has built a team of experts made up in large part of individuals with oil and utility industry ties.”