Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/8/15)
Here are five recommended reads for today (7/8/15)
- “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.
- “Coal production from the controversial mountaintop removal mining technique has dropped nearly two thirds in the last six years,” reports The Hill.
- “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.
- 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.”
- “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.
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