NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 21: NEBRASKA UTILITY IN BIG WIND BUY; V2G AND PLUG IN CARS AS ENERGY STORAGE; THE VALUE OF THE SMART GRID QUANTIFIED

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Money In The Energy Transition
  • QUICK NEWS, March 28: New Evidence Of More Climate Trouble; Wind Now Matching Coal In The Market; New Energy Vs. Utilities In Indiana
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: New Energy Today And Tomorrow
  • QUICK NEWS, March 27: Only PBS Is Covering Climate Change; The Job-Creating Engine That Is Wind Energy; U.S. Solar Should Follow China Solar -- Stanford
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher Talks Trump Havoc, Climate Havoc
  • Weekend Video: What NYC Faces From Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: Kids Design A New Energy City
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Climate Change Report – ‘Upheaval’ In ‘Uncharted Territory’
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Oil Giants Buying In On EU Ocean Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Japanese Floating Solar Backed by Apple
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany Upped EV Access 27% in 2016
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    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 LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, March 29:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Big Win For U.S. Ocean Wind
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Making Small Distributed Resources Grid-Big
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utilities Moving To New Energy

    Monday, October 21, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, October 21: NEBRASKA UTILITY IN BIG WIND BUY; V2G AND PLUG IN CARS AS ENERGY STORAGE; THE VALUE OF THE SMART GRID QUANTIFIED

    NEBRASKA UTILITY IN BIG WIND BUY OPPD Announces Wind Energy Purchase

    October 18, 2013 (KGIN-TVNews)

    “The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors voted unanimously to purchase 400 megawatts of wind power capacity by the end of 2013 from the Grande Prairie wind farm near O’Neill, Neb…[This] is the largest single investment in wind energy by a Nebraska utility, and will save OPPD customers money while spurring economic development across the state. This purchase puts OPPD on the path to generating 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the end of 2015…OPPD estimated that construction costs for the Grande Prairie wind farm will total $700 million, which will provide significant economic development for the local community… and the entire state…OPPD noted that operation of the wind farm would create 15 to 20 permanent jobs…” click here for more

    V2G AND PLUG IN CARS AS ENERGY STORAGE Vehicle to Grid Technologies; V2G Applications for Demand Response, Frequency Regulation, Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, and Renewable Energy Integration

    4Q 2013 (Navigant Research)

    "Vehicle to grid (V2G) technologies…[are] beginning to emerge in revenue-generating applications. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been a significant proponent of the technology, investing around $20 million in 2013…[D]emonstrations and pilot projects using fleet vehicles in the United States, several Western European countries, and Japan are beginning to show returns and prove that V2G technologies can serve as effective assets in various grid services…[E]conomies with expected high penetrations of PEVs, like China, are likely to adopt electricity market structures and rules that enable greater opportunities for V2G business models…Increased percentage penetrations of wind and solar in specific countries and regions will create a greater need…Navigant Research forecasts that global V2G frequency regulation revenue will reach $190.7 million by 2022…” click here for more

    THE VALUE OF THE SMART GRID QUANTIFIED Quantified: Smart Grid's Real-World Economic And Environmental Benefits

    Patty Durand, October 14, 2013 (Renew Grid)

    “…[T]he Smart Grid Economic and Environmental Benefits report…is a meta-analysis of research on the actual - rather than hypothetical or forecast - economic, environmental, reliability and customer-choice benefits of various smart grid capabilities…Direct and indirect economic benefits from various capabilities total $89.04 to $154.65 per customer per year…[Smart grid capabilities also reduce] CO2 emissions by 55 lbs. to 592 lbs. per customer per year, equivalent to 1/20th to 3/5th of a barrel of oil per person per year…Smart grid capabilities increase reliability by 25%, or 27.2 minutes of avoided outages per customer per year…” click here for more

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