NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 7: SOLAR AND THE SHUTDOWN; OCEAN WIND TEST CENTER READY TO GO; BIG OPPORTUNITY IN CLOSING COAL PLANTS

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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, October 07, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, October 7: SOLAR AND THE SHUTDOWN; OCEAN WIND TEST CENTER READY TO GO; BIG OPPORTUNITY IN CLOSING COAL PLANTS

    SOLAR AND THE SHUTDOWN Could the US Government Shutdown Slow Solar PV Market Growth?

    Christine Beadle and Michael Barker, October 3, 2013 (SolarBuzz)

    “In this, the first week of the US government shutdown, there are already potential ramifications for the US solar PV end market. One of the primary impacts on the US market could be project delays…[O]ver 2 GW of PV projects stand to be affected by delays, as they are already in the BLM approval/review process…[I]f the shutdown continues….all pending applications in the 19 Solar Energy Zones across CA, NV, AZ, CO, NM, and UT could suffer delays…[T]he full impact of the shutdown on end-market development cannot be fully quantified without knowing how long the shutdown will last...” click here for more

    OCEAN WIND TEST CENTER READY TO GO Massive rig arrives at SC wind turbine center

    Bruce Smith, October 3, 2013 (AP via Fort Mill Times)

    “Moving slowly on a floating crane and a barge…[a] four-story tall gearbox and a giant steel connecting ring in a mammoth box were brought down the Cooper Rover to Clemson University's Wind Turbine Drive Train Testing Facility [which will be the world's largest wind turbine test unit]…The $100 million facility will be dedicated in November and the first tests of prototype turbine drive trains are expected in the summer of 2014…There are only two other such testing facilities, one in Spain and one in Colorado. But the Clemson site will test far larger…drive trains for wind turbines that can produce 15 megawatts…[and] have blades reaching 100 yards above the ocean surface…” click here for more

    BIG OPPORTUNITY IN CLOSING COAL PLANTS Closing Coal Plants – A Billion Dollar Industry

    Angela Garrone, October 2, 2013 (CleanEnergy.org)

    “According to a new report, closing and decommissioning coal plants will account for a multibillion dollar industry by the end of the decade. New research by Navigant Research asserts that between now and 2020, companies that demolish facilities, haul away debris and salvage polluted land could bring in more than $5 billion in revenue. Retiring and demolishing old coal plants, it turns out, could serve as an economic boost and job creator – a fact that pro-coal advocates never mention…[W]hile there is no universal price tag for decommissioning coal plants, a plant between 350 and 500 MW in size could cost roughly $18.9 million to decommission…” click here for more

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