Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/6/15)

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Here are five recommended reads for today (7/6/15)

  1. “U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to solar, wind and biomass for their energy needs, driving domestic renewable energy consumption to its highest peak since the 1930s,” says Deseret News.
  2. According the Greentech Media, “California regulators have passed a major utility residential rate reform plan, one that doesn’t give solar and energy efficiency advocates everything they wanted, but does sock it to energy hogs in a way previous proposals did not.”
  3. “Governments must rethink plans for new coal-fired power plants around the world, as these are now the “most urgent” threat to the future of the planet, the head of the OECD has warned,” reports The Guardian.
  4. “An obscure entry on the EU’s voluntary transparency register shows that up to €750,000 (£533,049) may have been spent by Koch Industries, the largest private energy company in the US, on trying to influence EU policy,” reports The Guardian.
  5. “A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan,” says The New York Times.