NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 10: MONEY COMING BACK TO SOLAR MANUFACTURING; GERMAN INSURANCE FUND BUYS MORE NEW ENERGY; NEW ENGLAND CARBON MARKET AT 5 YEARS

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

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

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, September 10: MONEY COMING BACK TO SOLAR MANUFACTURING; GERMAN INSURANCE FUND BUYS MORE NEW ENERGY; NEW ENGLAND CARBON MARKET AT 5 YEARS

    MONEY COMING BACK TO SOLAR MANUFACTURING No Need to Rob the Banks, Upstream PV Revenues are Set to Rebound

    Michael Barker, August 30, 2013 (SolarBuzz)

    “…[I]t is intriguing that, given the new reality of PV manufacturing with highly automated fabs, governments concerned about ‘job creation’ would ignore the billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of engineering, construction, and installation jobs that go into the downstream of the PV industry…[P]olicy makers can appear to be somewhat negligent, often resulting in outright antagonism to downstream market development…[T]he bright spot is that an industry-wide supply/demand balance, sometimes in spite of trade investigations, is now starting to emerge. While still below previous highs, this is leading to increased revenues and a return to higher margins…[A]s this balancing continues, it is likely that a more equal revenue split will emerge between upstream and downstream players…” click here for more

    GERMAN INSURANCE FUND BUYS MORE NEW ENERGY Allianz continues wind acquisition strategy

    James Quilter, 6 September 2013 (Windpower Monthly)

    “Allianz Capital Partners (ACP), the alternative investment arm of the German insurance giant, has taken its wind portfolio beyond 1GW with the acquisition of [the ten turbine, 20MW Haut Chemin project in France from Eole-RES…scheduled to come online in the summer of 2014…The acquisitions have taken Allianz's investment in renewables to around EUR 2 billion, and its portfolio now includes more than 40 wind farms in Germany, France, Italy and Sweden…” click here for more

    NEW ENGLAND CARBON MARKET AT FIVE YEARS 21st Auction Marks Five Years of Success for RGGI; CO2 Allowances Sold at $2.67

    September 6, 2013 (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative)

    "The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, …[sold 38,409,043 CO2 allowances at a clearing price of $2.67 in its 21st auction, marking its fifth year of trading]. Allowances sold represent 100 percent of the allowances offered for sale by the nine states. Bids for the CO2 allowances ranged from $1.98 to $12.85 per allowance…The auction generated $102.5 million for reinvestment by the RGGI states in a variety of consumer benefit initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct bill assistance, and greenhouse gas abatement programs. Cumulative proceeds from all RGGI CO2 allowance auctions currently total $1.4 billion dollars…” click here for more

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