NewEnergyNews: HOW NEW ENERGY WILL DO THIS YEAR

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why can't utilities innovate like startups?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How Warren Buffett's bet on an Energy Imbalance Market in the West is paying off
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: On The Path To SunShot – Utilities And Distributed Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, May 24: Portland, Ore, Bans Climate Change Denial From Science Classes; Wind Hits 100%-Plus Of Aussie State’s Power For 10 Hours
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Review Of Alternative Rate Designs
  • QUICK NEWS, May 23: Human-Caused Changes Threaten A Third Of Bird Species With Extinction; Attack On Wind Linked to Oil Industry Money; Solar Plus Storage Multi-tasking To Cut Costs
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: New Energy FulFills Its Potential
  • Weekend Video: The Nuclear Fantasy
  • Weekend Video: Building Wind Was Never Better
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Unlike U.S. Republicans, Islam Calls For Climate Change Action
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Powers A Nation For Four Days!
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Solar Rising On The Wide World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Power Of The Oceans
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, May 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-Children Lead Fight Against Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-No. Carolina Lawmakers Attack New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-Texas Markets Say Forget Coal
  • TTTA Thursday-Things Rooftop Solar Buyers Ought To Ask
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • 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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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

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  • Thursday, August 23, 2012

    HOW NEW ENERGY WILL DO THIS YEAR

    Energy Predictions for the Second Half of 2012

    Michael Butler, August 20, 2012 (Clean Edge)

    “During the first half of 2012…Clean-tech equity financings, project financings, and average deal sizes were down compared to Q4 of 2011…[Despite macro] issues, including the European debt crisis and the upcoming U.S. elections…Cascadia believes that financing and M&A will begin to recover through the second half of the year and will normalize by the end of this year…led in part by early stage financings, along with M&A activity in the energy efficiency and solar sectors…

    “…Investments in early stage clean-tech companies [and consolidation in the energy efficiency sector] continue to accelerate…44 percent of all Q1 2012 financings were early stage transactions…[I]nvestors are becoming more comfortable with the risks inherent in early stage deals, and…entrepreneurs are creating companies that investors find attractive from both business model and technology perspectives…[Energy efficiency, the] most rapidly consolidating sector in sustainable industries…will continue to see activity as managed services providers increasingly look to make strategic acquisitions of technology…[and] companies which have not traditionally been involved with the energy services category begin to move in…through acquisitions…”

    “…[T]he decline in the cost of curve panels…[is] expanding growth opportunities especially among the downstream solar companies, balance of system providers, solar finance companies, and solar integrators. Upstream companies however, will continue to struggle as they will be forced to cut prices to stay afloat as they struggle against new competition…Natural gas and renewable energy industries will find it in their best interest to cooperate…The downside to [cheap and abundant nautral gas is] a decrease in renewable energy investments…[but cheap natural gas] will drive overall economic activity, which in the long run will be positive for the renewable energy sector…

    “…If Romney is elected it won’t be as negative for renewable energy as people think…[He is] a major supporter of natural gas…[and] has made it the number one goal of his energy policy to build out the natural gas infrastructure…Obama has been supportive of natural gas development, but his policies have generally favored renewable energy…[W]hether Romney or Obama wins in November, we expect to see a post-election uptick in investments across all market sectors, including renewable energy due to renewed investor confidence in the economy as a whole.”

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