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Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (1/2/14)

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Here are five recommended reads for today (1/2/14).

  1. Grist asks, "What can 'Anybody' tell Obama about the Keystone XL?"
  2. According to the Los Angeles Times, "The final phase of a ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect Wednesday, leaving consumers with pricier energy-efficient options that are expected to save people money over time."
  3. The Star Tribune reports: "Minnesota soon could see at least a sevenfold expansion of solar power. In an unprecedented ruling, a judge reviewing whether Xcel Energy should invest in new natural gas generators vs. large solar power arrays concluded Tuesday that solar is a better deal."
  4. Venture Beat asks, "Is SolarCity the ‘energy company of the 21st century’?"
  5. The NRDC Switchboard blog reports: "In most cities, energy used in buildings is the largest source of greenhouse has emissions; in New York City, buildings are responsible for nearly 75% of emissions. That’s why the Bloomberg administration announced a new initiative today – as part of the Mayor’s Carbon Challenge – that encourages the multifamily building sector to reduce energy waste and cut down the cost of living in New York by lowering energy costs."