NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 24: NEW ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND UTILITY BOTTOM LINES; ARIZONA UTILITY BUYS WIND; THE INTERCONNECTION CHALLENGE

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YESTERDAY

  • Weekend Video: “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Weekend Video: Some Fact-Finding
  • Weekend Video: More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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 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 THAT

  • 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
  • AND 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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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  • PRESIDENTS DAY VIDEOS, February 20:

  • A Presidents Day Visit To The White House
  • Obama Did It
  • The President Reports

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, July 24: NEW ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND UTILITY BOTTOM LINES; ARIZONA UTILITY BUYS WIND; THE INTERCONNECTION CHALLENGE

    NEW ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND UTILITY BOTTOM LINES Consumer Solar Panels Undercutting Utilities’ Bottom Line

    19 July 2013 (Smart Meters)

    “A new Fitch Ratings analysis predicts that within the next five years rooftop solar power and energy-efficiency programs will reduce utility earnings and profit margins and depress investment in new transmission projects within five years… Fitch Ratings point to… utilities’ efforts in Louisiana and Idaho to penalize customers that add rooftop systems…[that] were defeated…” click here for more

    ARIZONA UTILITY BUYS WIND TEP to buy power from wind farm near Willcox, 1st of its kind in area

    David Wichner, July 19, 2013 (Arizona Daily Star)

    “Tucson Electric Power Co. has won state approval to buy power from a planned wind energy farm…that would be the first utility-scale project of its kind in Southern Arizona…The Arizona Corporation Commission approved the 20-year power purchase agreement between TEP and Red Horse Wind 2 LLC, which was formed by Houston-based Torch Renewable Energy to build and manage the 220-acre project…Construction is expected to start later this year, pending environmental studies, and the farm is expected to go online in 2014…” click here for more

    THE INTERCONNECTION CHALLENGE Cost of Interconnecting Power Projects to the Grid; What the heck is deliverability, and why does it matter in project development?

    Tam Hunt, July 19, 2013 (Gereentech Media)

    “Every renewable energy project must interconnect to the grid under “reliability” standards. This means that the project won’t cause the grid to fail due to the project’s exporting power -- or failing to export power…There is a second level of interconnection, however, in places like California and similar jurisdictions. It's known as “deliverability.” A project is fully deliverable when the power the project produces can physically get to where it’s most needed on the grid. A fully deliverable project means that there are no chokepoints on the grid stopping power getting to where it’s needed. So, reliability is about safety while deliverability is about versatility of the power provided to the grid…” click here for more

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