Here are five recommended reads for today (11/8/13).
- Greentech Media reports, “The newly projected 350 percent growth of Japan’s solar market from 2012 to 2013 dwarfs estimates made earlier this year.”
- According to Climate Progress, “The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers found per barrel greenhouse gas emissions for tar sands and other unconventional oil sources — like oil shale — have grown by 21 percent, and total emissions have grown from 90 million metric tons in 2008 to 109 million metric tons in 2012.”
- The Christian Science Monitor reports: “Pop and rock music boosted the efficiency of solar cells used to produce electricity by 40 percent, according to a study by scientists in London. Rock on, solar power.”
- Greentech Media has “Highlights From Germany’s Distributed Energy Oktoberfest: Five reasons to toast German grid modernization efforts.”
- Reuters reports, “Iowa power company MidAmerican Energy, said on Wednesday it expects to build wind farms in Iowa capable of generating about 1,050 megawatts of electricity by the end of 2015.”