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


St. Paul\’s Episcopal Church 1 Photograph by Scott Hovind

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

  1. “More than $280bn (£180bn) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects being planned over the next decade risk becoming ‘stranded’ if global action is taken to limit climate change to 2C, according to a report by the think tank Carbon Tracker,” reports The Guardian.
  2. “EnergyTrend released figures in its Golden Member Report late last week” that revealed “global solar installations exceeded 12 GW in the first quarter of 2015,” according to Clean Technica.
  3. Episcopal Church leaders voted this week to divest its holdings in fossil fuels, calling it a moral issue. “Leaders of the 2 million member Christian denomination said fossil fuel investments would be purged from the church’s holdings, which total approximately $380 million,” according to Think Progress.
  4. “Self-driving electric taxis could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from conventional car travel in the US by 94% in 2030, according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,” reports The Guardian. “Greenhouse gas reductions would be made by running the vehicles from the electricity grid, which by 2030 will use a greater proportion of renewable power.”
  5. “The [Obama administration] will announce that it intends to triple the capacity of solar and other renewable energy systems it installs in federally subsidized housing by 2020, make it easier for homeowners to borrow money for solar improvements and start a nationwide program to help renters gain access to solar energy,” reports The New York Times.