Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (10/22/14)

Here are five recommended reads for today (10/22/14).

  1. NRDC President Frances Beinecke explains the “path forward” for “America to set a national goal to stamp out our carbon footprint—to become carbon neutral—in our lifetime.”
  2. The Washington Post writes that “scientists and regulators have been developing a clearer understanding of the environmental consequences” of mountaintop removal coal mining, and “They aren’t pretty.”
  3. The Economic Times reports, “Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday. “
  4. Tam Hunt of Greentech Media has the third in a series on the future of energy.  Hunt writes: “We may as well call the point at which solar power reaches grid parity in a majority of jurisdictions around the world the ‘solar singularity.’ When this moment is reached, solar power will take off and become the dominant power source relatively quickly.”
  5. Climate Progress reports, “A team of U.S. and French scientists say they have developed a new tool that can specifically tell when environmental contamination comes from waste produced by hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.”
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