Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/22/13)

Here are five recommended reads for today (1/22/13).

  1. Greentechmedia reports, “In a declaration of purpose that rang across the National Mall, President Barack Obama, in his second inaugural address, recommitted himself and his administration to the fight against climate change and for the transition to greentech:”
  2. According to CleanTechnica, “A new conversion efficiency record of 20.4% has been set for thin-film solar cells by researchers at Empa and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.”
  3. The Bangor Daily News argues, “The economic activity [offshore wind] will generate, the jobs it will create, the innovation it will spark, and the opportunity it will foster will help Maine today and change our energy future for the better.”
  4. InsideClimate News reports, “Companies with no direct ties to renewable power lobbied to save the wind tax credit, signaling a change in the fight for clean energy incentives.”
  5. According to the New York Times, “The lighting industry has finally come up with an energy-efficient replacement for the standard incandescent bulb that people actually seem to like: the LED bulb.”