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

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, December 8:

  • TTTA Thursday- The Record Of The New EPA Head
  • TTTA Thursday-The Undeveloped New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-Walking On New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-Electric Tractor For Emissions-Free.Farming
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Turning Distributed Energy From Threat To Opportunity
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar Policy Action Heats Up
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Maine’s Almost Solar Policy Breakthrough
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How To Balance Competing Solar Interests
  • QUICK NEWS, December 6: Sliver Of Hope? Al Gore In Climate Change Meet With Donald Trump; The Opportunity In New Energy; Google Seizing New Energy Opportunity
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Way For New Energy To Meet Peak Demand
  • QUICK NEWS, December 5: Trial Of The Century Coming On Climate; The Wind-Solar Synergy; The Still Rising Sales Of Cars With Plugs
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Trump Truth And Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: The Daily Show Talks Pipeline Politics
  • Weekend Video: Beyond Polar Bears – The Real Science Of Climate Change
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Aussie Farmers Worrying About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 1
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 2
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy And Historic Buildings In Europe
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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, December 10-11:

  • A Climate Change Denier’s Lies Exposed
  • The Good News Numbers On The EV Boom
  • “This Is Just The Beginning”

    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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