NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 2: OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR; CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE; FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS

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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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    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

    Monday, September 02, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, September 2: OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR; CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE; FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS

    OFFSHORE WIND CHEAPER THAN SOLAR The Truth-O-Meter Says Mostly True: Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski says offshore wind power cheaper than solar power in R.I.

    August 31, 2013 (PolitiFact Rhode Island)

    “…PolitiFact Rhode Island rated as False a statement by Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski that offshore wind power is ‘significantly less expensive than solar energy.’ …We based that ruling on a comparison of the estimated price of Deepwater’s planned 1,000 megawatt wind farm with a recent contract price for a solar project in Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind objected to the ruling, pointing to contract prices of several other Rhode Island solar projects. Based on that information and a second review, we have changed our ruling to Mostly True…” click here for more

    CALIF BILL WOULD UP GEOTHERMAL’S VALUE Amendment elevates Salton Sea geothermal resources in procurement process

    August 31, 2013 (Imperial Valley Press)

    "…As amended, SB 760 directs the California Public Utilities Commission to consider base load renewable energy resources in the Salton Sea basin as a means to achieve the state’s 33 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard…Rather than a mandate, the bill instead requires the PUC to consider geothermal resources given the energy source’s ability to provide reliable, non-greenhouse gas emitting power…State policies adopted by the Legislature and through Executive Order…[and] the replacement and/or retirement of several Southern California power plants have created opportunities to aggressively pursue non-greenhouse gas emitting energy…” click here for more

    FACT-CHECK ON SMART BUILDINGS Top 10 Smart Building Myths—Busted: JLL Debunks Misperceptions; Smart buildings are a no-brainer and more affordable than most building owners and investors realize

    August 28, 2013 (Jones Lang LaSalle)

    "Smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures…Smart building technology investments typically pay for themselves within one or two years…often can detect when a piece of equipment is close to failure and alert facilities… maximize energy efficiency from building systems…have demonstrated the return on investment in smart technologies…gather data from disparate systems produced by any manufacturer…[and are] often easier to operate and maintain than a building that lacks automated systems…” click here for more

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