Coptic Orthodox Christians Demonstrate Against Egypt Over Recent Mass Arrest

“The Christian Coalition believes that energy efficiency is a family value issue,” writes the group’s CEO in an op-ed. Whether or not you follow the logic, it will be interesting to see whether this helps advance efficiency legislation in Congress. [The Hill]

Germany is finding out that its efforts to shift toward cleaner energy – while cutting out nuclear – come at a cost. “German families are being hit by rapidly increasing electricity rates, to the point where growing numbers of them can no longer afford to pay the bill.” [New York Times]

Norway has abandoned plans to build a large-scale carbon capture and sequestration facility, citing excessive risk. “Low prices for carbon dioxide emissions and economic slowdown in many European nations ha[ve] dimmed interest in the technology, the [oil and energy] ministry said.” [Reuters]