Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (7/9/15)


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Here are five recommended reads for today (7/9/15)

  1. “George Osborne has infuriated green energy producers and campaigners with a £910m-a-year raid on the renewable energy sector by changing a climate change levy (CCL) at the same time as providing more fiscal help for North Sea oilfields,” says The Guardian.
  2. “Facebook Inc. set a goal of running half its operations with clean energy by the end of 2018, and eventually expects to reach 100 percent,” reports Bloomberg.
  3. “Of the $12.2 trillion that will be invested in the energy sector over the next 25 years, two-thirds will go into renewables. That money will make renewables 60% of all new generation,” according to Utility Dive.
  4. The deceptive tactics of the world’s largest fossil fuel “are now highlighted in this set of seven ‘deception dossiers’—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests,” says Union of Concerned Scientists.
  5. “Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi is trying to stop a voter initiative that would allow state residents to buy solar-generated energy from their neighbors instead of the state’s big electric utilities,” reports Herald-Tribune.