Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/14/15)

Landscapes & NatureHere are five recommended reads for today (7/14/15)

  1. “Seattle-based Amazon Web Services said Monday it has agreed to buy the electricity generated by the 200-megawatt operation to be built near Elizabeth City in rural eastern North Carolina,” reports Energy Guardian.
  2. “Comparing with other cleantech categories such as wind and biofuel, solar technology received the most public and private investments worldwide, including government R&D money, in the second quarter of this year, at $41.9 billion, up 23% from the same quarter in 2014,” according to a report in Forbes.
  3. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have embarked on an ambitious mission to increase India’s renewable energy capacities by over five times by 2022. Taking it from the current 30GW (solar and wind combined) to a target of 175 GW,” reports Clean Technica.
  4. The Australian “Canberra-based renewable energy development company Windlab is proposing a world-leading mega wind and solar project for north Queensland, in a proposal that could directly rival a Coalition push to build a new coal-fired generator in the same area,” reports Renew Economy.
  5. “A critical piece of the funding needed to transition to a low-carbon world—bond financing for climate-saving projects—grew by 20 percent to nearly $600 billion compared to last year, but it’s still short of what’s needed,” reports Inside Climate News.