Here are five recommended reads for today (7/24/14).
- Greentech Media reports: “Back in May, Google announced its Little Box challenge, a $1 million prize for technology that can radically shrink the size and weight of inverters. This week, it opened the contest to applicants, announced the IEEE as a partner, and clarified just how small it’s hoping to get with the next-generation power conversion technologies.”
- According to DeSmogBlog: “The Department of Transportation released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking today for the transportation of crude oil and ethanol by rail. With the release of the proposed new regulations, a public comment period now begins before the rules will be finalized. The proposed rules offer a wide variety of options for the public to comment on with the weakest proposals essentially being the status quo, as is the case for the rail tank car recommendations.”
- Omaha.com reports, “The state’s appeal of a ruling that struck down the law used to route the Keystone XL pipeline will be argued Sept. 5 before the Nebraska Supreme Court.”
- The New York Times reports, “Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In.”
- According to Greentech Media, “Commercial solar system interconnections might actually provide a net benefit to ratepayers.”