NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, January 8: A TAX POLICY TO CUT EMISSIONS; LITTLE PROPERTY VALUE EFFECT FROM WIND TURBINES – STUDY; SIX FOLD GROWTH FOR MICROGRIDS BY 2020

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

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

  • TTTA Thursday-Infrastructure Fix Should Face Changing Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-Grid Operator Says ‘Gimme More Ocean Wind!’
  • TTTA Thursday-Marines Assault Old Energy In $80 Million Solar Build
  • TTTA Thursday-Cars With Plugs Face Fight With Agro-Oil Alliance
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Urgent Need For Planning New Transmission Now
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Four Ways To Reconsider Net Metering
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Energy Storage Solution
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Delivering Electricity Through The Cloud
  • QUICK NEWS, February 21: What Businesses Can Do About Climate Change; High Winds Rising In The Deep South; When Solar Stocks Will Come Back
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • A Presidents’ Day Visit To The White House
  • Obama Did It
  • The President Reports
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Weekend Video: Some Fact-Finding
  • Weekend Video: More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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, February 24:

  • Climate Change Is More Than Warming
  • China Takes Global Wind Lead
  • Aussies Lead Charge To Solar+Storage
  • How Brexit Could Impact UK Ocean Energy

    Wednesday, January 08, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, January 8: A TAX POLICY TO CUT EMISSIONS; LITTLE PROPERTY VALUE EFFECT FROM WIND TURBINES – STUDY; SIX FOLD GROWTH FOR MICROGRIDS BY 2020

    A TAX POLICY TO CUT EMISSIONS Is Energy Tax Policy the Way to Drive the U.S. Climate Change Fight? No price on carbon? Nevermind. There are tax credits.

    Herman K. Trabish, January 6, 2014 (The Energy Collective)

    “Can a breakthrough in the U.S. climate change fight come from the energy tax policy reform proposed by outgoing Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT)? …Before stepping down to become U.S. Ambassador to China, Baucus suggested ‘dramatically simpler’ incentives that would…replace 42 inefficient and unnecessary incentives with two simple and transparent ones…drive domestic and clean energy production…be technology-neutral and reward all clean sources, and…give investors certainty about the benefits and their phase out…Baucus proposed replacing [all incentives] with a tax credit for clean electricity and a tax credit for clean transportation fuel…The cleaner the output [or fuel], as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the more of the incentive it would earn...” click here for more

    LITTLE PROPERTY VALUE EFFECT FROM WIND TURBINES – STUDY URI economist: Wind turbines in Rhode Island have no effect on property values

    December 23, 2013, (University of Rhode Island)

    "A study conducted by a University of Rhode Island economist has concluded that the planning, construction and operation of wind turbines in Rhode Island does not depress nearby property values…Corey Lang, URI assistant professor of natural resource economics, analyzed the sale prices of 48,000 homes in Rhode Island over the last 15 years and compared homes near one of the state’s 12 wind turbines to homes far from the turbines. He found that the turbines may cause a drop in property values of 0.4 percent for those homes within a half mile of a turbine…” click here for more

    SIX FOLD GROWTH FOR MICROGRIDS BY 2020 Microgrids; Commercial/Industrial, Community/Utility, Campus/Institutional, Military, Remote, Grid-Tied Utility Distribution, and Direct Current Microgrids: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    4Q 2013 (Navigant Research)

    "The microgrid market is heating up quickly, with deployments occurring around the world in a variety of application segments. The industry is moving into the next phase of project development, focusing on how to develop projects on fully commercial terms…While North America leads the microgrid market…the Asia Pacific region will likely emerge as the global leader for microgrid deployments by 2030 or 2035 due to the huge need for power for growing populations not served by traditional grid infrastructure. Europe is, relatively speaking, a laggard…[because its] grid reliability is far superior to that in North America…Navigant Research forecasts that global annual microgrid capacity will increase from 685 megawatts in 2013 to more than 4 gigawatts by 2020 under a base scenario…” click here for more

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