Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (6/1/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (6/1/15).

  1. The Independent reports, “Six major energy companies have written to the United Nations asking for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme to help tackle climate change.”
  2. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration: “Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply.”
  3. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: “The Solar Impulse team says its flight is to demonstrate the broader potential of renewable energy. They hold up the sun-powered plane as a proof of concept for how such clean tech can be made useful.”
  4. According to The Guardian, “Oil companies have frozen dozens of projects in Canada’s tar sands, amid falling prices and a rising tide of protest against one of the world’s most polluting fossil fuels.”
  5. The NRDC Switchboard blog reports: “Yet another state is saying no to a rush forward with fracking on the basis that the potential risks to health and the environment remain inadequately understood to support a conclusion that it can be done safely. At the end of the day on May 29, 2015, a two-and-a-half year moratorium enacted by the Maryland General Assembly will become law.”
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