NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 4: NATURAL GAS VS. NEW ENERGY; BIG WIND SET TO BUILD IN SOUTH DAKOTA; COMBINED HEAT AND POWER TO JUMP 33% IN 10 YEARS

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  • 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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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

    THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Resource Diversity And Grid Reliability
  • QUICK NEWS, April 18: Study Puts 10-Year Timer On Climate Change; The War Between Wall Street And Solar; New Energy To Power Healthcare
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  • 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)
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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, April 25:

  • 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

    Tuesday, February 04, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, February 4: NATURAL GAS VS. NEW ENERGY; BIG WIND SET TO BUILD IN SOUTH DAKOTA; COMBINED HEAT AND POWER TO JUMP 33% IN 10 YEARS

    NATURAL GAS VS. NEW ENERGY Natural Gas isn’t a Bridge Fuel, it’s a Gateway Drug

    John Farrell, January 30, 2014 (Institute for Local Self Reliance/Energy)

    “In his State of the Union, President Obama added to the conventional wisdom that supplanting coal with natural gas will act as a bridge toward a climate solution…Unfortunately, gas is more of a gateway drug than a bridge to a clean energy future…1) It’s still a major greenhouse gas. Sure, natural gas is cleaner than coal, but that’s setting a pretty low bar…2) Gas for electricity competes with gas for heating (and gas for transportation)… 3) In electricity and transportation, we have much cleaner options. If you want a cleaner way to heat your home than natural gas, you’re going to have to pay a lot more. Solar hot water, geothermal, and other renewable options are not yet cost competitive…But in the electricity market, renewables are more cost-effective than natural gas… 4) Building natural gas infrastructure chains us to a carbon-based energy future for 50 years…” click here for more

    BIG WIND SET TO BUILD IN SOUTH DAKOTA Wind farm moves into construction phase

    Kay Nguyen, February 1, 2014 (American News via Aberdeen News)

    "A $160 million wind farm project…has cleared most major hurdles, and construction is ready to begin…Dakota Plains Energy…[acquired some 20,000 acres] and various studies have been underway for about five years…[M]eteorological towers were erected to measure wind speeds….[and preliminary studies looked] at area avian populations, environmental impacts, cultural and archaeological contributions and wetlands…[T]he project will cost about $3 million before the project technically breaks ground…[A permit to get on the power transmission grid was secured and] Basin Electric signed a power purchase agreement…The farm will [have 48 to 50 wind turbines and] produce 98 megawatts…[It] has until the end of 2015 to begin transmitting…Less than 10,000 megawatts of energy is needed to meet consumption needs in South Dakota…Estimates have South Dakota being capable of generating more than 100,000 megawatts using wind…” click here for more

    COMBINED HEAT AND POWER TO JUMP 33% IN 10 YEARS Industrial Combined Heat and Power; Fuel Cell, Engine, and Turbine Technologies for Cogeneration in Industrial Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    1Q 2014 (Navigant Research)

    “…[T]he industrial combined heat and power (CHP) market is capturing renewed interest across all regions. Deployed at small- or large-scale at extraction, processing, and manufacturing sites, industrial CHP systems produce electricity while also capturing heat that would otherwise be treated as waste…North America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe accounted for 80% of installed capacity worldwide in 2012, but the diversity in fuel use, technology, and end users makes the industrial CHP market highly dynamic across all continents. Although high capital costs and variability across sites restrict market growth, the expansion of low-cost natural gas is lowering the barriers…[and] governments around the world are focusing on increasing subsidies and other incentives…Navigant Research forecasts that total installed industrial CHP capacity will grow from 317.9 GW in 2013 to 483.7 GW in 2023 globally under a base scenario…” click here for more

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