Here are five recommended reads for today (3/11/14).
- Greentech Media reports: “Texas utility Austin Energy is going to be paying 5 cents per kilowatt-hour for solar power, and it could mean lower customer rates…This is one of the lowest, if not the lowest, reported prices for contracted solar that we have seen.”
- According to the Danville Register and Bee, “Virginia is examining any potential long-term environmental damage from a North Carolina coal ash spill on the Dan River and will hold Duke Energy ‘fully accountable’ if any is found, the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Monday.”
- Reuters reports, “The amount of electricity produced from carbon-free solar facilities connected to the [California power] grid reached 4,093 megawatts on Saturday, surpassing the day-earlier record of 3,926 MW, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) said in a statement.”
- Paul Bluementhal writes at the Huffington Post that “Climate Action Senators Raised Less From Oil And Gas Industry Than Those On The Sidelines.”
- Renewable Energy World reports, “More than two dozen legislators are pulling an all-nighter tonight (Monday March 10) on the Senate floor to talk about climate change and what actions must be taken.”