Here are five recommended reads for today (2/23/15).
- The New York Times reports: “Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who claims that variations in the sun’s energy can largely explain recent global warming…has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work.”
- Motley Fool explains “Why India Could Be the World’s Most Important Solar Market.”
- The Washington Post reports, “Solar energy’s new best friend is … the Christian Coalition.”
- According to Slate, “Renewable energy finally makes sense as a utility—and that’s why it’s becoming a threat to coal.”
- Greentech Media reports: “Australia has some of the highest electricity prices in the world due to an overbuild of network infrastructure. Could falling battery costs cause increasing numbers of customers to abandon the system altogether?”