Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/15/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (1/15/15).

  1. According to the White House, “New Actions to Reduce Methane Emissions Will Curb Climate Change, Cut Down on Wasted Energy.”
  2. An article in Rolling Stone explains “The Logic of Divestment: Why We Have to Kiss Off Big Carbon Now.”
  3. Bloomberg reports: “Almost 174,000 people are working in the U.S. solar industry, compared with 143,000 in 2013 and 93,500 in 2010, according to a report today from the Solar Foundation. Another 36,000 solar jobs may be added this year, including factory workers, salespeople, installers, developers and researchers.”
  4. According to Climate Progress, “The primary waste product created by oil and gas drilling contains two types of potentially hazardous contaminants that have never before been associated with the industry, research published in the peer-reviewed journalEnvironmental Science & Technology on Wednesday revealed.”
  5. Greentech Media reports, “According to a new report by the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, backed by the SunShot Initiative, a fully financed solar PV system costs less than the energy purchased from a residential customer’s local utility in 42 of the 50 largest cities in the United States.”