Five Energy Articles We’re Reading Today (9/26/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (9/26/11)

  1. Energy Boom reports, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built in the United States in 2010 earned the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star certification. This is up from 21 percent in 2009.”
  2. Pete Altman of NRDC writes about the “TRAIN (Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation) Act,” which “would indefinitely delay clean-up of dangerous power plant air pollution, including mercury, soot, cancer-causing dioxins and acid gases.” Altman wonders, “Why would members of Congress vote to increase pollution that will kill tens of thousands of Americans?”
  3. Reuters reports, “China will invest 2 trillion yuan (about $313 billion) to promote a green, low-carbon economy in the next five years, a senior economic planning official was quoted on Sunday as saying.”
  4. Joseph Romm writes on Grist about a new poll which finds that “[f]ully 71 percent indicate support for requiring reductions in carbon emissions, including a solid majority of Republican voters.”
  5. On the Huffington Post, Tom Mattzie argues that “Solyndra scandal-mongering is the REAL scandal.”