NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 23: NEW ENERGY QUOTE OF THE YEAR; THE TRUTH BEHIND WIND TURBINE SYNDROME; SOLAR STORAGE MARKET SHIFTING, GROWING

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Mixed-ownership models spur utility investment in microgrids
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the wind industry can continue its boom into the 2020s
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Way To Grow EVs
  • QUICK NEWS, April 25: Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight; How Sea Level Rise Would Change The Map; Wind Jobs Top 100,000 As Wind Energy Booms
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Risk Of Natural Gas Vs. The Risk Of Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, April 24: The Health Impacts Of Climate Change; New Energy Is Everywhere; Study Shows LA Does Not Need Aliso Canyon
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: How To Win Friends For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Electric Vehicle Highway
  • Weekend Video: Wind And The Economy
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Deeper Look At The Heat
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Gets Market Tough
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-UK Gets Utility-Led Solar Plus Storage
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany’s VW Talking Its EV To China
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 20:

  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Military Affirms Climate Change-War Link
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Plus Hydro Drive Wholesale Power Cost Sub-Zero
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Boom Goes On Growing Midwest Wealth
  • TTTA Thursday-More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal
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  • 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)
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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • Funding Better Transportation

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, September 23: NEW ENERGY QUOTE OF THE YEAR; THE TRUTH BEHIND WIND TURBINE SYNDROME; SOLAR STORAGE MARKET SHIFTING, GROWING

    NEW ENERGY QUOTE OF THE YEAR U.S. Revives Aid Program for Clean Energy

    Diane Cardwell, September 19, 2013 (NY Times)

    "If you do coal the right way, it’s so expensive that wind and solar beat it on the markets, and that’s why the guys who want to do coal the right way need their policy support [with loan guarantees, research assistance and tax incentives]...Wind and solar are big kids and almost competitive on their own already, but the advanced fossil and small nuclear are still years away." -- Michael E. Webber, deputy director, University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute

    "The Energy Department’s loan program was created in 2005 under President Bush to spur commercial adoption of innovative technologies or those that avoided, reduced or permanently stored pollutants. In 2008, Congress added another section, for more fuel-efficient cars, and a year later created a temporary program to encourage renewable energy and electrical transmission projects…[It] has since expired, but the department still has about $50 billion left that could be lent, with a large chunk earmarked for nuclear projects…On a $34 billion loan portfolio, the government has lost about $800 million…That’s about 2.3 percent, and only a small fraction of the $10 billion Congress set aside to cover losses…" click here for more

    THE TRUTH BEHIND WIND TURBINE SYNDROME “Never Stops, Never Stops. Headache. Help.” Some people living in the shadows of wind turbines say they’re making them sick. Almost as upsetting: Their neighbors don’t feel a thing.

    Kristen French, September 15, 2013 (New York Magazine)

    "…[In 2012, wind power became the No. 1 source of new energy in the U.S…[Turbines] are now being placed in residential areas…For the first time, people can see them from their lawns, driveways, and bedrooms…In the past decade, hundreds of people who live near wind turbines…have reported that the windmills are giving them a litany of ailments…[including] severe stress, insomnia, and dizziness…dry retching and crying…[T]his hodgepodge of maladies has an unofficial name: wind-turbine syndrome, coined in 2006 by Nina Pierpont, a pediatrician, whose husband, it should be noted, is an anti-wind activist…Large-scale population surveys conducted by scientists in Sweden and the Netherlands have found that stress and sleep disturbances were more likely if the turbines were visible and less likely if the individuals benefitted economically…Other studies found that having a bad attitude about the turbines and subjective sensitivity to noise were more likely to lead to annoyance and negative health effects than actual exposure to audible sound or infrasound…And in recent lab tests, subjects who were told to expect side effects from infrasound ahead of time felt some of those symptoms even when they were exposed to sham infrasound…” click here for more

    SOLAR STORAGE MARKET SHIFTING, GROWING From Worst to First: Commercial Segment Set to Lead Solar Energy Storage Market by 2017

    September 18, 2013 (IHS, Inc)

    “Currently the smallest part of the global solar energy storage business, the commercial sector is projected to expand by a factor of 700 in the coming years and become the largest market segment in 2017…Global installations of photovoltaic (PV) storage systems for commercial use are set to rise to 2.3 gigawatts (GW) in 2017, up from a mere 3.2 megawatts in 2012, according to…IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)…This will increase the commercial segment’s share of PV installations to 40 percent in 2017, up from 5 percent in 2012…An energy storage solution can be used to shift PV energy from when it is generated for on-site use during periods when [higher] charges apply…PV energy storage in commercial applications also can provide back-up power in regions where there are weak and unreliable grids…” click here for more

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