Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (6/5/15)

Here are five recommended reads for today (6/5/15).

  1. According to Bloomberg, “Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will review the country’s incentive program for promoting use of renewable energy to tackle issues such as project delays and the dominance of solar power over other energy source.”
  2. EcoWatch reports: “The U.S. EPA released its long-awaited final draft of its report today, assessing how fracking for oil and gas can impact access to safe drinking water. The report refuted the conclusion arrived at by the U.S. EPA’s 2004 study that fracking poses no threat to drinking water, a conclusion used to exempt the fracking process from the Safe Drinking Water Act.”
  3. According to Clean Technica, “The UK Government has not only committed £50 million of existing funding to help developing countries tackle climate change, but it is also revising its estimates for 2015 solar deployment.”
  4. The Washington Post reports, “esearchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) adjusted their data on land and ocean temperatures ” and found that “newly corrected and updated global surface temperature data from NOAA’s NCEI do not support the notion of a global warming ‘hiatus.'”
  5. Utility Dive goes “Inside Minnesota’s legislative battle over utility rate structures and solar.”