The Daily Sprout

UK on Track For Massive Offshore Wind Power: Eleven sites off the coasts of the UK have been earmarked for potential wind farm development as part of the country’s ambitious plan to generate 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2020
Energy Current.

Partisan Fighting Stalls Climate Bill: Debate over the first serious carbon cap and trade legislation ground to a crawl yesterday when Republicans called for an eight-hour reading of the 492-page bill – AP.

Biofuels Escape Ire of UN: The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization wrapped up its summit in Rome today and under pressure from the biofuel industry, much of it American, issued a softly worded declaration saying; “We are convinced that in-depth studies are necessary to ensure that production and use of biofuels is sustainable” – Reuters.

Ex-Tesla Exec Joins Fat Spaniel: Ron Lloyd has joined solar monitoring startup Fat Spaniel as vice president of operations. Previously Lloyd had served as the VP of operations for Tesla’s White Star program – Fat Spaniel Press Release.

DOE Grants $15.6M to Fuel Cell Maker: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy awarded Acumentrics $15.6 million for advancement of the company’s tubular solid oxide fuel cell for stationary use – Acumentrics Press Release.