Here are five recommended reads for today (10/22/14).
- NRDC President Frances Beinecke explains the "path forward" for "America to set a national goal to stamp out our carbon footprint—to become carbon neutral—in our lifetime."
- The Washington Post writes that "scientists and regulators have been developing a clearer understanding of the environmental consequences" of mountaintop removal coal mining, and "They aren’t pretty."
- The Economic Times reports, "Installed wind power capacity could swell by 530 percent to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, supplying up to 19 percent of global electricity, a report from a trade association and Greenpeace said on Tuesday. "
- Tam Hunt of Greentech Media has the third in a series on the future of energy. Hunt writes: "We may as well call the point at which solar power reaches grid parity in a majority of jurisdictions around the world the 'solar singularity.' When this moment is reached, solar power will take off and become the dominant power source relatively quickly."
- Climate Progress reports, "A team of U.S. and French scientists say they have developed a new tool that can specifically tell when environmental contamination comes from waste produced by hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking."