Here are five recommended reads for today (2/20/15).
- Greentech Media has "7 Charts That Show Electric Power Sector Priorities for 2015 and Beyond."
- Utility Dive explains "How the West's new Energy Imbalance Market is building a smarter energy system."
- Media Matters writes: "Conservative media outlets are broadly attacking clean energy and the environmental movement by falsely alleging that prominent environmental philanthropist Tom Steyer has 'deep ties' to the recent scandal involving Cylvia Hayes, the fiancée of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber who failed to publicly disclose that she was being paid by a clean energy group while also advising Kitzhaber on clean energy issues. In reality, there is no evidence that Steyer funded Hayes, or that Steyer has any other connection to the scandal."
- According to Bloomberg, "Deutsche Bank AG said it’s working to boost its investment in green bonds to 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), joining competitors including Citigroup Inc. and Barclays Plc in tapping profit from the quickly growing market."
- The Guardian reports, "Landmark EU fuel quality directive gets a reprieve, opening the way for more-polluting tar sands oil to be taxed at a higher rate effectively pricing it out of the market."