Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (4/8/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (4/8/15).

  1. Grist editor Chip Giller writes, “It is with great sadness but also no small degree of pride that I’m writing to share the news that David Roberts will be leaving Team Grist shortly to join Vox.”
  2. According to the Washington Post: “The way we get power is ‘at a metaphorical fork in the road,’ says the new report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, an influential energy policy think tank. The reason is not just rooftop solar but, beyond that, the growing feasibility of home electricity systems combining solar panels with batteries for storage of energy.”
  3. The Guardian reports: “It’s been 23 years since investor activists first tried to get the oil business to face up to the risks of climate change. Progress has been painfully slow and gains have been few. Now many campaigners have concluded that engagement is not delivering anywhere near fast enough: it is time to sever ties with fossil fuel companies.”
  4. According to Renewable Energy World: “In March, the IRS published Notice 2015-25. The rules in the notice will facilitate wind projects raising financing and give projects that had started construction in 2013 but were facing obstacles an additional year to navigate those obstacles.”
  5. The Toledo Blade reports, “American Electric Power is preparing to close six coal-fired power plants in four states on May 31 to comply with stricter federal emissions standards.”