Five Energy Articles We’re Reading Today (9/27/11)

Here are five recommended reads for today (9/27/11)

  1. Over at Renewable Energy World, they ask “solar executives and our social media community to lend their voices and define what three strategies they think will lead to a thriving solar industry.”
  2. The New York Times reports: “ Across western North Dakota…flared gas…spews at least two million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year, as much as 384,000 cars or a medium-size coal-fired power plant would emit, alarming some environmentalists.”
  3. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the LA Times “has a really good look at the failure of Solyndra.”  “The main reason: Plunging commodity prices made it impossible for Solyndra’s newfangled solar panels to compete with traditional silicon ones made in China. “
  4. Grist writes about a new report from DBL, which “lays out just how much of an uphill battle renewables have when competing with so-called “mature” technologies, where by mature we mean ‘has a robust lobbying apparatus and a demonstrated track record for warping government policy in their favor.’”
  5. Joe Romm of Climate Progress demolishes the Weekly Standard’s “error-riddled attack on Solyndra,”