NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 16: THE FACTS ON GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS AND WIND; BRINGING THE COST OF BIG SUN DOWN; BETTER HEDGE THOSE NAT GAS BUYS – EXPERTS

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, March 23:

  • TTTA Thursday-No Majority Anywhere Doubts Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-Making The Baby Decision As The Climate Changes
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Delivers 54% Of Power To Midwest 11-State System
  • TTTA Thursday-A System To Better Use New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New Markets Opening Up To Distributed Resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utilities Driving Record Solar Growth
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Hawaii’s Fight For 100% New Energy Goes On
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Battery Energy Storage Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, March 21: Eight Things To Do About Climate Change; The Fight For New Energy Wires; The Best New Energy Battery
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Ways To Get To Zero Emissions
  • QUICK NEWS, March 20: $19 Trillion Benefit In Global Climate Fight; U.S. New Energy Now A $200Bil Biz; $10Bil EV Buy Planned By Band Of Cities
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: The Colors Of Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Jobs Boom In New Energy
  • Weekend Video: Veterans Join Wind's Fight For New Energy
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Irish Plan A Green Climate Change Attack
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ireland-France Deal For Ocean Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Erin Goes Solar In Its Power Mix
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Emerald Eyes Smile On Cars With Plugs
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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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  • FRIDAY WORLD, March 24:

  • Climate Change Report – ‘Upheaval’ In ‘Uncharted Territory’
  • Oil Giants Buying In On EU Ocean Wind
  • Japanese Floating Solar Backed by Apple
  • Germany Upped EV Access 27% in 2016

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, October 16: THE FACTS ON GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS AND WIND; BRINGING THE COST OF BIG SUN DOWN; BETTER HEDGE THOSE NAT GAS BUYS – EXPERTS

    THE FACTS ON GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS AND WIND Setting The Record Straight About Wind’s Lifecycle Emissions And Return On Energy Invested

    Michael Goggin, October 11, 2013 (Into The Wind)

    “One of the common myths deployed by opponents of clean energy is that wind energy’s environmental benefits are significantly reduced by the energy and carbon expended on manufacturing and installing wind turbines. Fortunately, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently compiled the results of all peer-reviewed publications on lifecycle emissions for different energy sources [in Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation]. Unsurprisingly, wind energy fared far better than all conventional sources of energy, and better than nearly all other renewable sources of energy. Including all lifecycle emissions factors, wind energy’s emissions are a few percent of the emissions of fossil-fueled energy sources…As usual, attacks on clean energy do not hold up to scrutiny…” click here for more

    BRINGING THE COST OF BIG SUN DOWN New Initiatives to Reduce the Cost of CSP

    Andrew Williams, October 11, 2013 (CSP Today)

    "Recent initiatives in Canada and Spain have broken new ground in the quest to reduce the cost of CSP systems...A U.S. government granting organization…[concluded] Canadian company SHEC Energy’s new Ultra Lite CSP solar technology…[demonstrates] a materials cost reduction of 89% over its previous generation technology…[T]he drastic cost reduction in the company's proprietary 'parabolic dish' and SHECTHERM thermal energy storage technology was motivated by a desire to compete against high levels of Chinese government subsidies and be competitive with 'cheap' fossil fuels. The savings came about chiefly as a result of a new design that minimises complexity and materials, coupled with new production technologies…[A Spanish] research team…has been working on an 'ambitious' framework devoted to developing 'accurate engineering tools' for the thermo-economic design and optimisation of solar power plants…[T]he numerical modelling of molten salt tanks can be a 'powerful tool' for reducing the cost of thermal energy storage…” click here for more

    HEDGE THOSE NAT GAS BUYS – EXPERTS Energy experts: When it comes to natural gas, hedge your bets

    Jennifer A. Dlouhy, October 11, 2013 (San Antonio Express-News)

    “The United States is investing heavily in natural gas as domestic production soars, but power utilities and policymakers should hedge their bets, panelists warned at a recent energy forum…Policymakers are hyping natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative to other fossil fuels. Proponents say gas can provide what they call a bridge to lower-carbon options…Power plants are switching to gas because of its relatively low cost and smaller emissions profile…But if natural gas prices surge higher than the $4 to $5 per million British thermal units that many analysts expect, the U.S. could be in risky territory…If utilities tether more U.S. power generation to natural gas and prices for the commodity climb higher than predicted, it could squeeze industrial and residential consumers without a readily available, less expensive alternative…” click here for more

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