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THE TOP 10 FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2013
WOW – Aggressive promotion of energy efficiency programs could result in $169 billion a year in energy savings for businesses, according to a new report. (Bloomberg)
Still in reach – While the U.S. isn’t on track to meet its international commitment to cut carbon pollution by 2020, a new analysis shows that the target is still within reach. (Washington Post)
Science, schmience – Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee rebuffed an attempt by Democrats to hold hearings on the links between climate change and extreme weather. (The Hill)
Rumors of death have been greatly exaggerated - While some are saying that electric vehicles (EVs) are facing a dead end in the U.S., this analysis of the industry found tremendous growth potential. (Forbes)
Kangaroos, koalas, & cheap renewables – In Australia, it’s now cheaper to build energy capacity with renewables than other kinds of fuels. (Bloomberg)
Interior – TIME’s Bryan Walsh speculates on how Interior Secretary nominee Sally Jewell — the CEO of outdoors gear retailer REI — will handle the “split personality” of the Interior Department. (TIME)
Wind in Europe – Wind turbines in Central and Eastern Europe could power 9 million homes by the end of the decade. (Business Week)
Congrestion costs – In the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, traffic congestion is costing the average motorist $695 a year. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Tarheel solar – Out of 30 utility-scale solar projects built in the Southeast U.S. last year, 21 of them were built in North Carolina. (Charlotte Business Journal)
Bone dry – Utilities in Texas are having a hard time getting enough water to cool power plants due to the ongoing drought in the state. (Fuel Fix)
Wall Street Journal: India Official Says Solar Program Follows WTO Rules
Orlando Sentinel (FL): Siemens chooses Orlando for wind-turbine training center with 50 jobs
Scottsbluff Star Herald (NE): PPD weighs future energy possibilities
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