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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Cost Of Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-EU Wind Beats The Cost Of New Nuclear
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Porsche EV Build Adds 1400 German Jobs
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ireland Wave Energy Opportunity ‘Endless’
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, July 28:

  • TTTA Thursday-Those Concerned About Climate Change Are “Brainwashed” – Repub Leader
  • TTTA Thursday-Bernie Makes The Case For Hillary On Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-President Obama Ups Spending On Solar-For-All
  • TTTA Thursday-New Economics To Spur EV Growth
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How utility-solar collaborations are helping solar grow
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: GE’s digital power plant
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The now and future impacts of energy storage
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: New Energy Now
  • QUICK NEWS, July 26: How Smart Buildings Can Use New Energy; U.S. Ocean Wind Industry About To Be Born; Idaho Farmers Sow Solar, Reap Rewards
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How Utility Rates Can Let New Energy Make The Grid Stronger
  • QUICK NEWS, July 25: The Solar Numbers; Target Targets Wind; Wave Energy Gets Lloyd’s Approval For First Time
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: It’s Time To Choose
  • Weekend Video: Solutions From Our Millennials
  • Weekend Video: Coal In The Water, Clean In The Wind
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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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      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, July 30-31:

  • It’s Real And It’s Happening Now
  • Solution – Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Solution – The Return Of Hydropower

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    ABOUT THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INVESTMENT

    The Importance of Energy Efficiency to the U.S. Economy

    February 18, 2013 (ACEEE)

    “Since 1970…demand for travel, heating, lighting, and other energy services grew dramatically…[and] 74 percent of that growth in energy-related demand was met through new efficiency improvements, compared to 26 percent from conventional energy supply methods. In other words, we are clearly doing more with less…

    “ACEEE estimates that in 2010 $479–670 billion was spent in the U.S. on energy efficiency goods and services such as energy efficiency program expenditures, sales of ENERGY STAR products, investments in building efficiency improvements, repairs and new construction, trends in manufacturing energy use and investments, and sales of efficient vehicles…”

    “The incremental cost of increased energy efficiency (e.g., upgrading from an average refrigerator to an ENERGY STAR model) was $72–$101 billion in 2010…[significantly greater than] in 2004…By contrast, $170 billion was spent on conventional energy supply in 2010, which is about twice the investment in energy efficiency…

    “…Investments in energy efficiency and the resulting energy cost savings supported about 300,000 jobs in 2010 in the American economy. The productivity of our economy may be currently more directly tied to greater levels of energy efficiency than to energy supply…[Efficiency is] as important as conventional energy to the economy, and because of efficiency, the economy is more productive for a lower incremental cost…”

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