Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/8/15)


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Here are five recommended reads for today (7/8/15)

  1. “Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine order for 580 MW by DONG Energy for the Race Bank wind power plant which could be worth up to $1.2 billion,” reports Clean Technica.
  2. “Coal production from the controversial mountaintop removal mining technique has dropped nearly two thirds in the last six years,” reports The Hill.
  3. “According to GTM Research’s latest report, North American Microgrids 2015: Advancing Beyond Local Energy Optimization, cumulative investments in U.S. microgrids from 2015 through 2020 will surpass $3.5 billion. By then, the U.S. will be home to an estimated 2.8 gigawatts of total microgrid capacity, a 127 percent cumulative capacity increase relative to 2015 numbers,” says Greentech Media.
  4. According to The Guardian, “We humans are not facing a shortage of energy. We are facing a technical challenge in capturing it and delivering it to consumers; and one of the most efficient ways to meet that challenge is to invest in better ways to store it.”
  5. “The Obama administration hopes to make solar power more accessible for low- and middle-income Americans” as part of The White House pledge that “the U.S. would get 20 percent of its total electricity from renewable sources by 2030,” reports NPR.