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Here are five recommended reads for today (11/27/13).
- Todd Woody of The Atlantic reports: “In October, power plants generating 530 megawatts of electricity came online in the United States. And every single electron put on the grid came from the sun…”
- Greentech Media lists “The 5 Biggest Clean Energy Turkeys of 2013.” First on the list is Fox News, which “has perfected the art of spin and fake hype better than anyone.”
- Tcktcktck reports, “One of the UK’s big six energy providers, RWE npower, is pulling out of one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms just weeks after warning that the UK government was treating renewables subsidies as a ‘political football’.”
- According to the Epoch Times: “New York’s largest solar energy facility will be installed at Freshkills Park on Staten Island. It will be able to generate enough electricity to power about 2,000 homes. Approximately 47 acres of land at what used to be the world’s largest landfill will be leased to SunEdison to design, construct, install and operate a solar power facility. It will have the potential to generate up to 10 megawatts of energy—five times more than any solar energy system in the city.
- The State reports, “South Carolina utilities should prepare for the rise of solar power as more people use rooftop sun panels and make their own electricity at the expense of power companies, a much-anticipated study says.”
Here are five recommended reads for today (11/26/13).
- The New York Times reports: “On Monday, ["wind technology giant" Vestas] announced a project called Wind for Prosperity, with the goal of bringing low-cost power to rural populations around the globe.”
- According to NRDC’s Switchboard blog, “Proposed Motor Efficiency Standards Will Lead to Big Electricity Savings.”
- The Washington Post reports, “A divestment movement is marching across U.S. college campuses, borrowing tactics from the 1980s anti-apartheid campaign and using them against oil, gas and coal companies to fight climate change.”
- According to Desmog Blog, “As millions of Americans sign oil and gas leases granting the right to companies to extract fossil fuels from their land, they are realizing that these documents often conflict with their mortgages, which is leading to all manner of legal and financial headaches, and make it harder to sell homes on land whose oil and gas rights are leased.”
- Greentech Media reports: “PV Operations and Maintenance (O&M), the set of technical activities that enable power plants to produce energy in compliance with investor expectations and applicable regulations, is a market that will triple its current size by 2017. According to GTM Research’s new report, Megawatt-Scale PV Plant Operations & Maintenance: Services, Markets and Competitors 2013-2017, Europe currently leads the space but Asia-Pacific markets will drive installations over the next four years bringing the worldwide total to 146 gigawatts.”
Here are five recommended reads for today (11/25/13).
- Scientific American reports: “Pay-As-You-Go Solar Energy Finds Success in Africa” (“Selling solar energy on an installment plan is an affordable alternative to kerosene fuel”).
- According to Bloomberg, “A U.S. government plan to spend $20 million in climate aid to kickstart clean-energy projects may unlock $1 billion for solar and geothermal installations in Africa, according to the country’s climate envoy.”
- Reuters reports, “Power generating companies installed over 500 megawatts of solar power and over 100 MW of wood waste and other biomass type fuels in the United States in October, according to a report by federal energy regulators.”
- InsideClimate News is up with a new video, “Shattered by Oil: Exxon Arkansas Spill and the People Left Behind, Part 1.”
- The Washington Post reports, “Bipartisan legislation is pending in the Senate — the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act — that would require Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration and other federal mortgage players to revise their rules to better recognize and reward energy savings.”
Here are five recommended reads for today (11/22/13).
- According to Climate Progress: ”Iowa’s hugely successful wind industry isn’t just an economic driver, it’s having a major impact on cutting pollution and saving water. Wind energy generation in Iowa avoids more than 8.4 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution — the equivalent of taking 1.7 million cars off the road, according to a new report released by Environment Iowa.”
- The New Republic reports, “A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP.”
- Climate Scientist Michael Mann argues at the Huffington Post that “When it comes to the matter of human-caused climate change, the Grey Lady’s editorial page has skewed rather contrarian of late.”
- The New York Times reports, “WhenTyphoon Haiyan barreled across Leyte Island almost two weeks ago with a tsunami-like storm surge and nearly tornado-strength winds, killing thousands of people and effortlessly tearing the roofs off homes, it also damaged the crucial geothermal operations here.”
- Mother Jones lists the top 10 recipients of fracking industry contributions in Congress.