Here are five recommended reads for today (10/2/13).
- Greentech Media presents "A Crash Course on How the Government Shutdown Could Impact Energy."
- According to Grist: "...the U.S. Geological Survey, which studied aerial photographs of a handful of Pennsylvania counties where gas companies are using hydraulic fracturing to tap deposits in the Marcellus Shale...revealed sweeping damage and forests fragmented by new well pads, roads, and pipelines."
- Renewable Energy World writes about "Reenergizing Cities with Solar Energy" and asks, "Can solar energy save a city?"
- According to TriCities.com, "After three years of legal wrangling, a handful of Southwest Virginia landowners have won the right to a class-action battle against energy companies for millions of dollars in natural gas royalties."
- The Guardian reports: "Russian authorities have formally charged five Greenpeace activists with piracy, with a further 25 facing similar charges...The five were among 30 people from 18 different countries who were travelling on board the Arctic Sunrise, a Greenpeace ship that last month mounted a protest against the Prirazlomnaya oil rig."