NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 18: WHERE WIND IS UP, ELECTRICITY PRICES ARE DOWN; CROWD FUNDING RESIDENTIAL SOLAR OWNERSHIP; MINING INDUSTRY TURNS TO NEW ENERGY

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

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

  • 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 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 THAT

    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
  • AND 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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, February 21:

  • 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

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, February 18: WHERE WIND IS UP, ELECTRICITY PRICES ARE DOWN; CROWD FUNDING RESIDENTIAL SOLAR OWNERSHIP; MINING INDUSTRY TURNS TO NEW ENERGY

    WHERE WIND IS UP, ELECTRICITY PRICES ARE DOWN More Wind Energy, Lower Electricity Prices

    February 13, 2014 (SustainableBusiness)

    "Electric bills are trending down for people that live in high-wind states, according to research by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)...The 11 states that get more than 7% of their electricity from wind energy have seen their electric prices decrease by 0.37% over the past five years, in contrast to all other states, where electricity prices have increased 7.79% during that time…The more wind capacity they have, the more rates have come down…[A]t least 15 studies confirm that as wind energy increases, electric prices come down. Studies have been done by independent grid operators, state governments, academic experts, and others…[R]esearch from New England's grid operator concludes that when wind provides 14% of electricity, prices drop 10%, and when it reaches 24%, prices decline 15%...” click here for more

    CROWD FUNDING RESIDENTIAL SOLAR Mosaic And Connecticut Team Up On Crowd Funding Of Residential Solar

    Michael Puttre, 5 February 2014 (Solar Industry)

    “Solar project crowd funding pioneer Mosaic is expanding its activities into the residential solar sector….Connecticut's Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)…has provided an initial $5 million commitment to fund originations of the consumer loans. Participating solar installers serving the Connecticut market will be able to offer the loans to their customers. The loan product, developed by Sungage Financial, uses projected energy savings as the basis for the offering…Investments in the loan pool will be offered to accredited investors through Mosaic's crowd-source investment website. The Hampshire Foundation Inc., which has committed $1 million of its own funds, will also offer investment opportunities to its clients as part of the program…[T]he residential financing options…[will soon be] built into the Mosaic online marketplace…[I]nvestors can expect similar rates of return that they have seen from commercial projects…” click here for more

    MINING INDUSTRY TURNS TO NEW ENERGY Report: Renewable Energy Will Supply At Least 5% Of Mining Industry Power Demand By 2022

    17 February 2014 (Solar Industry)

    "The electricity-hungry mining industry is investing in renewable energy such as solar and wind to power its operations, particularly those in remote locations, a new report from Navigant Research says…[R]ising energy prices and the desire to reduce mining companies’ carbon footprints have created a growing consensus in the mining industry that renewable energy at mine sites - both grid-tied and off-grid - is feasible and often necessary…[T]he portion of energy consumption in the mining industry supplied by renewable energy will grow from less than 0.1% now to at least 5% - and possibly up to 8% - by 2022…Wind power will account for the majority of deployed renewable energy assets for mining operations by 2022, with nearly 516 MW of capacity…Following closely will be solar power, with 493 MW of installed capacity…” click here for more

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