NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 8: WIND’S VITAL TAX CREDIT UP FOR DEBATE; INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SOLAR COMPETITION OPENS; ENERGY SERVICES SECTOR TO REBOUND, DOUBLE

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • 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

  • 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 THE DAY BEFORE

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

    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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rocky Mountain compromise: Inside Xcel's landmark Colorado solar settlement
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Fixed charge battle looms in Texas as regulators tackle rate design reform
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: No time to think: How utilities are handling the deluge of grid data

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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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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, April 26:

  • 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

    Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, October 8: WIND’S VITAL TAX CREDIT UP FOR DEBATE; INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SOLAR COMPETITION OPENS; ENERGY SERVICES SECTOR TO REBOUND, DOUBLE

    WIND’S VITAL TAX CREDIT UP FOR DEBATE Legislators Debate Survival Of Wind Production Tax Credit

    October 3, 2013 (North American Windpower)

    "…[T]he wind industry again found itself defending the production tax credit (PTC) before members of Congress…[at a hearing of the] House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy…Rob Gramlich, the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) senior vice president of public policy, called the PTC a ‘wise investment’ and laid out the statistics for legislators…[S]ome Republicans at the hearing argued that the wind industry can - and should - do without the incentive…Democrats said the attack on wind subsidies was unfair…[and called for giving] as much support to clean renewable energy sources as [to the fossil fuel industries]…” click here for more

    INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SOLAR COMPETITION OPENS Solar Decathlon 2013 Kicks Off Today, Solar-Powered Houses Open to Public at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California; Collegiate Teams Showcase Affordable, Energy-Efficient Houses in Global Competition

    October 3, 2013 (U.S. Department of Energy)

    “Collegiate teams involving more than 1,000 students from around the world have assembled at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., …for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013…[It is a] biennial competition that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in…In addition to educating the public about money-saving and energy-saving opportunities available today, this award-winning competition engages students from across the nation and around the world to develop the skills and knowledge to become the next generation of architects, engineers and clean energy entrepreneurs…The Solar Decathlon also supports the Obama Administration’s goal of transitioning to a clean energy economy while saving families and businesses money…” click here for more

    ENERGY SERVICES SECTOR TO REBOUND, DOUBLE The U.S. Energy Service Company Market; Energy Performance Contracting and Energy Efficiency Retrofits for the MUSH, Federal, Commercial & Industrial, and Public Housing Sectors

    Q3 2013 (Navigant Research)

    “The U.S. energy service company (ESCO) market has been championed over the last 30 years as a breakthrough in energy efficiency financing. ESCOs use a range of energy efficiency financing instruments, such as energy performance contracting (EPC), to help customers finance energy efficiency upgrades through the future energy savings that energy efficiency can generate…In recent years, the U.S. ESCO market has gone through a difficult period…Various ESCOs have reported declines in revenue in 2012 and 2013…Growing demand for renewable energy systems and distributed energy infrastructure is leading many ESCOs to develop and acquire new capabilities. Navigant Research forecasts that the U.S. ESCO market will grow from $4.9 billion in 2013 to$8.3 billion by 2020…” click here for more

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