Saturday, April 30, 2011

Energy in the news

Energy in the news
The News & Observer had two stories of interest about energy.
It reported that Progress Energy, as early as June, will mail notices to customers whose household power bills are above average when compared to their neighbors.
In an editorial, the News & Observer discussed the amount of energy, and the fact that it comes from the burning of coal, used by Google, Facebook, and Apple in data centers located in Catawba and nearby counties.
Legislature flooded with energy bills - many bad
A report in the UNC-CH Daily Tarheel the NC General Assembly has received many bills relating to energy. Most were for job creation through the energy sector rather than environmental regulations. Molly Diggins, state director of the NC Sierra Club was quoted in the story.