Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/27/15)

Health & Medical

Here are five recommended reads for today (7/27/15)

  1. “In line with energy policy reforms outlined four months ago by Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan researchers say the state’s best path to compliance with the federal Clean Power Plan will start with energy efficiency and depend largely on a mix of natural gas and renewables,” says Midwest Energy News.
  2. “Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just issued a renewable energy vision fact sheet that sets aggressive goals for solar and renewables as it acknowledges the challenge of climate change,” according to Greentech Media.
  3. “[In Australia] a Liberal backbencher is lobbying the government to stop its push to, in effect, ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind and small-scale solar energy,” reports The Guardian.
  4. “Shell received the final permits it needed to begin drilling exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea last Wednesday, but a group of Senators led by Oregon’s Jeff Merkley is calling for a ban on Arctic drilling altogether,” says DeSmog Blog.
  5. “A solar power programme – the Rural Sustainable Energy Development Project (RuSED) – in isolated parts of Gutu district in southern Zimbabwe” set out to help women in Zimbabwe by providing solar power to light health clinics, reports The Guardian. “Five clinics were equipped with solar panels for lighting the wards, solar water pumping to provide clean water and solar refrigeration for vaccines.”