Here are five recommended reads for today (11/17/14).
- Bloomberg reports: “Buying a solar rooftop in Wisconsin will become a lot less affordable under fees and utility rate changes approved today for a Wisconsin Energy Corp. (WEC) unit. State regulators today approved fees on any home or business that installs solar in the Milwaukee-based utility’s service area, said Nathan Conrad, a spokesman for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.”
- According to DeSmogBlog, “A new report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has found that, through their Walton Family Foundation, the Waltons have given $4.5 million dollars to groups like the American Enterprise Institute, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and Americans for Prosperity—groups that are attacking renewable energy policies at the state level and, specifically, pushing for fees on rooftop solar installations.”
- Politico reports: “Republican oil mogul Harold Hamm says Congress is wasting its time debating the Keystone XL pipeline. ‘It’s not relevant at all in my opinion. And here we are making it relevant now? Forget it,’ the billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources told POLITICO in an interview Friday, just before the House passed a bill aimed at approving the pipeline.
- The Daily Beast writes, “The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL.”
- Shauna Theel writes at The Energy Collective, “[The] U.S. and China reached a historic agreement to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, providing a strong signal for investors that wind energy, among other clean electric power solutions, is a smart economic decision.”