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While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.


  • Weekend Video: How To Know It’s Getting Hotter
  • Weekend Video: Sea Level Rise To Follow Soon
  • Weekend Video: Buildings That Can Benefit The Climate

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Facing A Mass Extinction
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Takes Over The Solar World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Pakistan Turning To Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-30X Growth In Distributed Storage Over The Next Decade


  • TTTA Thursday-Al Gore Goes Deep On Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-Ready To Hit The Solar Road
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind In The Cities – The Cleveland Example
  • TTTA Thursday-20X Growth For Global Grid Scale Storage In Next Decade

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Solar Market Transformation
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Close Look At Hawaii’s Plan To Get To 100% New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Plan To Get Energy Storage Paid What It’s Worth

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How To Bring Energy Storage To Market
  • QUICK NEWS, July 18: How Fear Drives Climate Change Denial; How The President Misunderstands Wind; A Truly Doable Solar Vision

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Huge Support By U.S. Voters For Paris Climate Agreement – Poll
  • QUICK NEWS, July 17: 4 Key Ways To Stand Up To Climate Change; New Energy Safe For U.S. Grid – DOE Study; Solar Plus Storage Can Beat NatGas Price
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews


    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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, July 24:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Comparing Old Energy And New Energy For The Grid
  • QUICK NEWS, July 24: It’s A Plastic World; How This President Rewards Scientists Who Speak Truth To Power; Intro To Community Choice Electricity

    Thursday, February 21, 2013


    Theater Review: The wind energy battle continues

    James Lowe, February 17, 2013 (Barre Montpelier Times Argus)

    “The power of the wind energy controversy is continually growing in Vermont, but in Lesley Becker’s new play, “Winds of Change,” it’s downright war…[T]his troubling and, at times, touching drama…[is] an intense and sensitive performance that would appease wind energy foes, and possibly enrage supporters.

    “In an anonymous Northeast Kingdom town, wind energy and the electric company have arrived. Bob is ready to lease his failing farm to the electric company. But, his daughter Deirdre and their neighbor Mary angrily object, feeling that it will destroy the land and local environment. Bob’s high school-age son Johnny isn’t sure."

    “Representing the electric company is Irene, who is offering a great deal of money, but...[t]he entire family must sign a confidentiality agreement, requiring them to remain silent not only about the financial terms but of any effects of the wind turbines on their property or their lives…[T]he death of a friend of Deirdre’s in a car accident, and the return of her friend Allen from Afghanistan reveal that the family has a substantial drinking problem. This and the changes the wind turbines have made on their lives begin the downward spiral to tragedy.

    “Becker’s main characters — the family and Allen — come across as quite authentic, if a little condensed, so it is easy to care about them, and thus get involved in the drama. Irene, the electric company representative, and Bill, the town meeting moderator, though, are somewhat caricatured, giving the play a decided political slant…Although Becker has researched the effects of wind turbines, the play never acknowledges that wind energy has support outside those who benefit directly…making it more of a political statement than a piece of art that results in questions…”


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