Here are five recommended reads for today (6/1/15).
- The Independent reports, "Six major energy companies have written to the United Nations asking for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme to help tackle climate change."
- According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration: "Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply."
- The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: "The Solar Impulse team says its flight is to demonstrate the broader potential of renewable energy. They hold up the sun-powered plane as a proof of concept for how such clean tech can be made useful."
- According to The Guardian, "Oil companies have frozen dozens of projects in Canada’s tar sands, amid falling prices and a rising tide of protest against one of the world’s most polluting fossil fuels."
- The NRDC Switchboard blog reports: "Yet another state is saying no to a rush forward with fracking on the basis that the potential risks to health and the environment remain inadequately understood to support a conclusion that it can be done safely. At the end of the day on May 29, 2015, a two-and-a-half year moratorium enacted by the Maryland General Assembly will become law."