Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (5/31/12)

May 31, 2012 by

Posted By Lowell F. on May 31st, 2012

Here are five recommended reads for today (5/31/12)

    1. Brendan DeMelle of DeSmogBlog has an interesting analysis of “What Chesapeake Energy’s Financial Scandals Mean For The Rest of Us.”
    2. Renewable Energy World reports on “A Gust of Wind Energy Mergers,” including Western Wind Energy acquiring “the entire 4,000-MW wind energy development pipeline of private Champlin/GEI Wind Holdings,” and Alterra Power announcing “a deal to buy four sites in British Colombia from private sellers led by English Bay Ltd.”
    3. Media Matters debunks “myths propagated by the conservative media” about wind power. To the contrary from what Fox News and others say, Media Matters concludes that “wind power is safe, increasingly affordable, and has the potential to significantly reduce pollution and U.S. reliance on fossil fuels.”
    4. Greentechmedia reports, “Six states got 10 percent or more of their power from wind, solar and geothermal power in 2011. That’s double the number from just a year ago. Not bad for a down year.”
    5. According to the Silicon Valley Mercury News: “State regulators with the California Energy Commission are expected to approve stringent energy efficiency standards for new residential and commercial buildings Thursday…the proposed standards also require new homes and commercial buildings to have ‘solar ready roofs’ — a mandatory requirement that will be a boon for the state’s growing rooftop solar industry.”

Attribution: scaling green

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