Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/16/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (1/16/15).

  1. The Washington Post reports: “At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a ‘safe operating space’ for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.”
  2. According to Carbon Brief, “UK coal use is likely to soon fall back to levels last seen during the industrial revolution, Carbon Brief analysis of official figures suggests.”
  3. Bloomberg reports, “Dubai’s government-owned utility plans to double the size of a solar power project that it expects will produce some of the world’s cheapest electricity.”
  4. According to Greentech Media, “Solar Is Adding Jobs 20 Times Faster Than the Broader Economy, but ‘All Bets Are Off’ in 2017.”
  5. Reuters reports, “Pope Francis said on Thursday he believed that man was primarily responsible for climate change and that he hoped this year’s Paris conference would take a courageous stand to protect the environment.”