Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/6/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/6/15).

  1. According to Clean Technica, “One of the top utility companies in the US, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), recently achieved a new milestone with regard to solar energy — the company now has more than 150,000 solar customers connected to the wider electric grid.”
  2. On Friday, the White House wrote, “Today, President Obama visited Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, Utah to host a roundtable on clean energy, tour solar installations on the base, and talk about the importance of clean energy jobs.”
  3. The Energy Collective reports: “Leading national companies in North Carolina want more choice and competition when it comes to energy, including where it comes from and who they buy it from. That’s the message recently delivered to the North Carolina legislature in a letter signed by 10 corporate giants in the state.”
  4. At Clean Technica, Tina Casey writes: “That’s why we’re fans of smaller-scale distributed solar, which lends itself to rooftops, brownfields, parking lots, and other parcels of land that have already been developed for human use. Distributed solar also reduces the need for vulnerable transmission pathways, which is part of the reason why the distributed solar market has been exploding.”
  5. The Washington Post reports, “Facing a loss of high-profile corporate sponsors, a conservative state-level policy group — the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — threatened action in recent weeks against activist groups that accuse it of denying climate change.”