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Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (8/26/14)

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Here are five recommended reads for today (8/26/14).

  1. Gigaom reports, "Verizon plans to expand the amount of solar panel projects that power its network by almost double. Following a $100 million investment in solar panels and fuel cells last year, the telco announced on Monday that it is spending another $40 million to build out 10.2 MW of new solar panel systems at eight Verizon network sites across five states."
  2. According to Media Matters, "Extensive reporting from the Associated Press on the Koch brothers' financial background and political influence glossed over the duo's ties to the fossil fuel industry and ignored their efforts to dismantle action on climate change."
  3. Climate Progress reports: "Scotland is building what it calls the world’s biggest tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland, the country’s government announced last week. Once built, the tidal array is projected to provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, and will also create up to 100 jobs."
  4. According to RenewEconomy, "The Australian renewable energy industry has warned that it faces destruction if – as is now widely anticipated – the Abbott government decides it wants to drastically scale back the renewable energy target, or even close it to new entrants."
  5. The New York Times reports, "India’s top court on Monday ruled that coal fields allocated by the government between 1993 and 2009 were assigned illegally, a decision that could ultimately hinder the industry."