Here are five recommended reads for today (8/20/14).
- The Baltimore Sun reports, “An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland’s coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.”
- According to Climate Progress, “Building wind farms and huge solar arrays means nothing if they cannot transmit that energy to homes and businesses, and a recent court ruling just made connecting to the grid a lot easier.”
- The Washington Post reports, “Maryland’s latest report on the impact of proposed natural gas exploration in the western part of the state said drilling could pose a threat to air quality and workers in a region that is ecologically pristine.”
- The Energy Collective notes that, “According to analysis produced by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International in the first half of this year, China’s coal use dropped for the first time this century – while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) actually grew.”
- The Guardian reports, “Cutting the [Australian] renewable energy target could bankrupt existing wind farms and lead to legal action against the commonwealth government, energy companies have warned.”