Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/7/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/7/15).

  1. The New York Times reports, “No Red and Blue Divide When it Comes to Renewable Energy Innovation and CO2 Rules.”
  2. According to CleanTechnica: “China is already a global solar leader, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. The country is slowly but surely starting to march away from coal power, and a new development could turn that slow march into an all-out run. The renewable energy company UGE International has teamed up with financial experts Blue Sky Energy Efficiency to offer the first ever power purchase agreements to customers in China, and we’re thinking that could blow the China solar market wide open.”
  3. Climate Progress reports, “Even in the midst of its historic, ongoing drought, California used millions of gallons of water for hydraulic fracturing last year, according to state officials.”
  4. RenewEconomy explains “why battery storage may put peaking gas plants out of business.”
  5. Bloomberg reports: “Green energy is going to war. Starting in June, defense companies including Thales SA and Multicon Solar AG will join NATO to test the military’s ability to use renewable power in combat and humanitarian operations.”