Here are five recommended reads for today (3/4/14).
- Renewable Energy World reports: “Tesla made a splash last week with its proposed $5 billion “Gigafactory” and its eye-popping numbers…so it makes sense for Tesla to have other plans in case the market doesn’t quite take off and it’s stuck with overcapacity. The answer: allocate some of that capacity to stationary energy storage systems for backup power, peak demand reduction, demand response, and wholesale electric market services.”
- According to Kate Sheppard at the Huffington Post: “The State Department’s final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. The analysis also argues that the State Department underestimated the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that would come with that development.”
- Greentech Media reports, “SolarReserve’s 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar power tower is due to come on-line this year. It will be the biggest solar power tower technology project in the world that incorporates molten salt storage.”
- According to USA Today, “The Environmental Protection Agency announced rules Monday to slash sulfur in gasoline by two-thirds as a way to reduce smog and the respiratory problems that it can cause.”
- Stephen Lacey reports at Greentech Media about some of the “Cool Stuff You Can Do With Consumption Data From Buildings.”