Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/21/15)

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Here are five recommended reads for today (7/21/15)

  1. “SunEdison, a renewable energy company, said on Monday that it and its publicly traded power plant unit, TerraForm Power, would acquire Vivint Solar for about $2.2 billion in cash and securities,” reports The New York Times.
  2. “The annual State of the Climate report is out, and it’s ugly. Record heat, record sea levels, more hot days and fewer cool nights, surging cyclones, unprecedented pollution, and rapidly diminishing glaciers,” according to Bloomberg.
  3. “For the thousands of miles of canals in India, evaporation is a major concern. And for many citizens of India, inconsistent power is just a fact of daily life. Enter a new project the state of Gujarat in India: covering canals with solar panels,” reports Popular Mechanics.
  4. “Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to ‘visually awful’ wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant in the country’s north,” says Business Insider.
  5. “Israel has signed a deal to build a multi-megawatt, thermo-solar power plant in the country’s southern Negev desert as part of a national goal to increase the use of renewable energy sources,” reports The Times of Israel.