Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/25/13)

Here are five recommended reads for today (1/25/13).

  1. Grist reports that, in his confirmation hearing yesterday for Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry made a strong case for renewable energy, pointing out that in “Massachusetts, the fastest growing sector of our economy is clean energy and energy efficiency companies. They’re growing faster than any other sector. The same is true in California. This is a job creator. I can’t emphasize that strongly enough.”
  2. According to Greentechsolar, “The latest report from GTM Research predicts annual Latin American solar market growth of 66 percent through 2017.”
  3. ClimateProgress reports: “Needing 100 anti-wind protesters by next week and apparently unable to find them, a mysterious firm advertised a ‘quick and easy $20’ on Craigslist. According to the ad, the only thing the ‘volunteers’ would need to do for their pay is ‘stand next to or behind the speakers and elected officials/celebrities’ at a rally against a wind turbine project in the UK.”
  4. MediaMatters debunks a number of leading myths about solar energy.
  5. The Los Angeles Times reports: “Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz, who has pushed to bring a football stadium to Los Angeles, also wants to bring wind power to California. A plan being marketed in Sacramento would bring California utilities thousands of megawatts of electricity from a massive wind farm in Wyoming being developed by the entertainment and energy mogul who also developed L.A. Live and Staples Center.”