Here are five recommended reads for today (12/8/14).
- The New York Times reports, “Attorneys general in at least a dozen states are working with energy companies and other corporate interests, which in turn are providing them with record amounts of money for their political campaigns, including at least $16 million this year.”
- According to the NRDC Switchboard blog, “Thanks especially to the plummeting costs of solar and wind power, states can cost-effectively cut much more carbon than the EPA originally proposed this June.”
- The Washington Post reports, “Oil, gas and coal interests that spent millions to help elect Republicans this year are moving to take advantage of expanded GOP power in Washington and state capitals to thwart Obama administration environmental rules.”
- Tina Casey writes at CleanTechnica, “As Coal Crashes, US Governors Push Wind Energy.”
- The Sydney Morning Herald reports, “A team from the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (PV) at the University of NSW has achieved 40.4 per cent “conversion efficiency” by using commercially available solar cells combined with a mirror and filters that reduce wasted energy.”