NewEnergyNews: THREE STEPS FROM SOLAR SUCCESS

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YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Deeper Look At Utilities – Arizona Public Service
  • QUICK NEWS, August 23: The Climate Change Fight Will Boost The Economy; Solar Shingles Versus Solar Panels; How Very Much Oil & Gas Don't Need Their Tax Breaks
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Wind Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, August 22: Having Children In A Time Of Climate Change; Tips On Picking Solar Panels; 4 Things To Think About Before Buying An EV
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Dirty Talk About Big Oil’s Dirty Tactics
  • Weekend Video: Whose Land? Whose Climate? Whose Future?
  • Weekend Video: 100% New Energy To Beat Big Oil and Big Coal
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Netherlands Ban Outlaw Combustion-Powered Cars
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Looking Ever Greater In Great Britain
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China To Bring Sun To India
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Study Puts Costa Rica High In Global Geothermal
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 18:

  • TTTA Thursday-Is Climate Change War?
  • TTTA Thursday-NASA Connects Fracking And Methane Plume
  • TTTA Thursday-Battery Energy Storage Breakthroughs Flowing
  • TTTA Thursday-Car Dealers Not Doing Right By EVs
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Triumph Of Solar After Net Metering
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Value Of Solar In Arizona
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Putting New Energy On Ice
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, August 24:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Your Utility Wants An App For You
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Better Price Signals To Customers for New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Oregon Lawmakers Order Battery Energy Storage

    Thursday, September 20, 2007

    THREE STEPS FROM SOLAR SUCCESS

    The scramble is on for the capture of Southern Arizona's immense solar energy potential. More than one evaluation concludes that WHEN (not IF) the geniuses in the solar energy industry figure out how to store sunshine (they're getting closer everyday) and the laggards in D.C. build the transmission infrastructure the country needs and deserves (they'll get to it someday), Arizona will have a lot of electricity to sell.

    Solar Power 2007, September 24-27, Long Beach, CA.

    Report: Increase financial incentives for tapping into solar energy
    Shelley Shelton, September 17, 2007 (Arizona Daily Star)

    WHO
    U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

    Arizona is the densely red and orange box at the tip of Nevada just a little brighter and hotter than Southern California. (click to enlarge)


    WHAT
    The Community Solar Energy Initiative report: Solar Energy In Southern Arizona

    WHEN
    Report released September 14. It cites the long range goal of supplying electricity to all of the US via its solar energy supply. (NewEnergynews: All it would take is a way to store it and a way to send it.)

    WHERE
    The report covers solar energy in sun-drenched Southern Arizona.

    WHY
    - To achieve the long range goal, the report cites 3 key development areas:
    1. Market growth: (a) extend federal solar energy tax credit (homeowners and businesses) thru 2016; (b) implement Renewable Energy Standard Tariff (REST) that requires utilitities to get 15% of electricity from renewables such as solar by 2025; (c) implement all other incentives including support of new solar businesses and tax credits to utilities.
    2. R & D: (a) improved efficiencies; (b) improved storage capacity; (c) improved transmission; (d) build a solar research center
    3. Education/Outreach: (a) educate in environmental associations, school districts, library interconnections, science teacher organizations, neighborhood and homeowners associations, and faith-based communities; (b) organize business-education partnerships; (c) fund installation of solar in schools;

    click to enlarge

    QUOTES
    Congresswoman Giffords' report: “Experts who developed the report agree that Arizona has enough daily sunshine to provide power for the entire United States. However, despite the bountiful sunshine, well over 90% of Southern Arizona’s electricity is fueled by coal…The challenge that looms is how to transform Arizona’s energy portfolio by significantly increasing the proportion of solar generated electricity for use by the people of Arizona and, ultimately, for transmission to other states…The “Solar Energy in Southern Arizona” report is an important first step in a long term process. The action steps included in the document are intended to keep solar magic growing in Southern Arizona, with people from a wide range of disciplines dedicated to mining the potential and working together honestly and diligently toward the greater good of our region.”

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