- “Unreliable Sources 6: How the News Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation” It’s Time for the Media to Stop Giving Climate Contrarians a Free Ride. [Huffington Post]
- In Ontario, flat demand for power, coupled with new supplies of both nuclear and renewable power, will create surpluses more and more often, according to the 18-month outlook from the Independent Electricity System Operator. [Toronto Star]
- The International Energy Agency warned Germany that rising power prices threaten to erode public support for green energy. Increased renewable power has helped reduce wholesale power prices, but the consumer surcharge for power has continued to rise. [Wall Street Journal]
- A tornado caused a scare outside Moscow when it passed over the decommissioned site of the world’s first civilian nuclear power plant. Video footage shows the tornado over the Obninsk nuclear station.
- The chairman of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee reintroduced a bill to boost development of variable renewable power sources, including solar and wind, through tax incentives for storage technologies. [Platts]
- The Southern Co., one of the largest utilities in the Southeast, is brainstorming ways it could more widely incorporate renewable energy, particularly solar power, into its traditional business model. [Hattiesburg American]
- Three organizations fighting for the closure of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are asking the Vermont Supreme Court to deny an appeal, filed by the plant’s owner, of a pair of decisions rendered by the state’s Public Service Board. [Brattleboro Reformer]