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Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (5/7/14)

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Here are five recommended reads for today (5/7/14).

  1. Climate Progress reports, "The National Climate Assessment is the definitive statement of current and future impacts of carbon pollution on the United States. And the picture it paints is stark: Inaction will devastate much of the arable land of the nation’s breadbasket — and ruin a livable climate for most Americans."
  2. Stanford University "will not make direct investments of endowment funds in publicly traded companies whose principal business is the mining of coal for use in energy generation, the Stanford Board of Trustees decided today."
  3. Renewable Energy World Editor Jennifer Runyon reports: "The U.S. wind industry has its work cut out for it. That was the message put forth today at the start of Windpower 2014, an annual event taking place in Las Vegas this week."
  4. The U.S. Department of Energy lists the "Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy."
  5. Triple Pundit reports: "More than three months after regulators were told that a coal ash containment pond in North Carolina had failed and was dumping toxic sludge into the nearby Dan River, environmental experts are taking a hard look at what’s left in the water. What they have found may not bode well for the long-range health of the area’s ecosystem."