NewEnergyNews: DISOWNERSHIP AND SOLAR

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Half Of World’s Threatened Mammals Harmed By Climate Changes
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Is World’s Biggest Solar Producer
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ocean Wind’s Price Getting More Competitive
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Next-Gen Biofuels Advance On The Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Moving Out Of The Goldilocks Zone
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. New Energy Boom Gets Bigger
  • TTTA Thursday-Oil Companies Uneasy As EVs Rise
  • TTTA Thursday-Research Would Make Algae Biofuels Affordable
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Shared Customer Storage May Make Big Batteries Obsolete
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Help For Rural Utilities To Build New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Arizona Utility Leads Trend Toward Demand Charges
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Here Come The Robot Cars
  • QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Plan To Transform Its Energy System
  • QUICK NEWS, February 13: Fashion Faces Climate Change; UPS Delivers Solar; Ocean Wind Becomes The Next Frontier
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Arnold Comes Back Fighting For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The New Energy Revolution Is Now
  • Weekend Video: Wind Works For Rust Belt Economies
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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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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 18-19:

  • “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Some Fact-Finding
  • More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    DISOWNERSHIP AND SOLAR

    Sunrun Survey Finds Nearly 92 Million Americans Plan to Participate in “Disownership” this Summer; 4 in 10 Americans Plan to Rent, Lease or Borrow Items This Summer to Make Vacations more Affordable and Convenient; Vacation Housing, Cars, and Household Tools Top the List

    June 11, 2013 (Fort Mill Times)

    “…[A] national survey exploring consumer behaviors around renting, borrowing or leasing traditionally-owned items – also known as ‘disownership’… found that Americans across all ages and geographies are joining the movement, with nearly 40 percent of people, or 92 million Americans, planning to ‘disown’ this summer…The study was commissioned by Sunrun and conducted online by Harris Interactive…An earlier survey…found that 83 percent, or 195 million Americans, would participate in disownership if they could do so easily.

    “…[V]acation homes are the most popular item people plan to disown this summer (15 percent), followed by cars (14 percent)…[T]he third most-popular item…[is] household tools such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, saws, and carpentry tools (13 percent)…More than half of American families (52 percent of households with a child/children under age 18 present) will be renting, borrowing or leasing traditionally-owned items this summer, and of those families, 52 percent will be doing so because it makes vacationing easier and/or more affordable. Overall, 49 percent of Americans who plan to disown this summer said they plan to do so because it makes vacationing easier and more affordable…”

    “Sunrun helped fuel the disownership trend in 2007 when it invented solar service – also known as “third party-owned [TPO] solar” – as a way for families to easily go solar without having to buy a solar system. [An investor-funded TPO company owns the] systems installed on a homeowner’s roof, often for no upfront fee, and then charges them a low monthly rate for power. Families generally pay less than they were paying their local utility for conventional electricity…

    “…[The] survey results show that the trend may experience further growth – the more people disown, the more likely they may be to continue to disown. Over one in four Americans (26 percent), will disown this summer because they’ve had a successful experience as a renter/borrower/seller/provider in the past. Previous survey results also found that nearly half of Americans plan to disown in the next two years (49 percent)…”

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