NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 17: NINE STUDIES! NO REAL ESTATE IMPACT FROM WIND; SUNPOWER’S SOLAR ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES; GEOTHERMAL EYES UNTAPPED RICHES

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New Markets Opening Up To Distributed Resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utilities Driving Record Solar Growth
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Hawaii’s Fight For 100% New Energy Goes On
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Battery Energy Storage Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, March 21: Eight Things To Do About Climate Change; The Fight For New Energy Wires; The Best New Energy Battery
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Ways To Get To Zero Emissions
  • QUICK NEWS, March 20: $19 Trillion Benefit In Global Climate Fight; U.S. New Energy Now A $200Bil Biz; $10Bil EV Buy Planned By Band Of Cities
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: The Colors Of Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Jobs Boom In New Energy
  • Weekend Video: Veterans Join Wind's Fight For New Energy
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Irish Plan A Green Climate Change Attack
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ireland-France Deal For Ocean Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Erin Goes Solar In Its Power Mix
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Emerald Eyes Smile On Cars With Plugs
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, March 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Gallup Shows Rising U.S. Climate Change Awareness
  • TTTA Thursday-Google Roofs Finds 80% Of Buildings Solar Suitable
  • TTTA Thursday-No. Carolina Opens Up To Ocean Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-‘Monumental’ Job Growth In New Energy
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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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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, March 23:

  • No Majority Anywhere Doubts Climate Change
  • Making The Baby Decision As The Climate Changes
  • Wind Delivers 54% Of Power To Midwest 11-State System
  • A System To Better Use New Energy

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, March 17: NINE STUDIES! NO REAL ESTATE IMPACT FROM WIND; SUNPOWER’S SOLAR ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES; GEOTHERMAL EYES UNTAPPED RICHES

    NINE STUDIES! NO REAL ESTATE VALUE IMPACT FROM WIND How Many Studies Will It Take Before People Believe Wind Farms Don’t Harm Property Values?

    Mike Barnard, March 10, 2014 (Clean Technica)

    “Nine major and statistically reliable studies covering roughly 270,000 property transactions by different respected and independent organizations in three different countries spread over fifteen years have found no correlation between operating wind turbines and negative property values…[and] three found slight but statistically insignificant improvements…[Another] low reliability study — due to small available sample size — in Australia found no impacts as well…[Only] two moderately reliable studies with some statistical significance found property value impacts, and they are both challenged in different ways. Five other often referenced studies are merely case studies with no statistical significance…The evidence for property value impacts is very weak in comparison to the evidence for lack of harm…[E]very robust study finds that there is no correlation between sales prices and nearby wind farms, and the most recent studies show that there is no impact on rate of sales of properties…” click here for more

    SUNPOWER’S SOLAR ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES Why Is SunPower Planning To Issue Solar Asset-Backed Bonds?

    March 13, 2014 (Trefis via Seeking Alpha)

    "SunPower (SPWR), one of North America's largest solar companies, intends to issue bonds backed by solar assets later this year…We believe that the bonds, which will be backed by solar leases, could potentially allow the company to tap into a cheaper and potentially larger pool of capital, allowing it to grow its residential solar leasing business…Project financing has proven to be a significant obstacle for solar companies in the past…[but increasing acceptance of solar power has] made solar assets increasingly attractive…[Asset-backed securities pool together power purchase agreements from utility scale plants or residential solar leases, and pass on the payments from these assets to debt investors…SolarCity, a solar system installer, successfully closed a $54 million private placement of bonds backed by residential and commercial solar power contracts in November 2013…” click here for more

    GEOTHERMAL EYES UNTAPPED RICHES Geothermal Industry Endorses Salton Sea Initiative

    March 14, 2014 (Geothermal Energy Association)

    “The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) [and other influential groups have endorsed]…the Salton Sea Restoration and Renewable Energy Initiative…According to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID)…the Salton Sea Restoration & Renewable Energy Initiative…will leverage funds generated by new renewable energy projects located at the Sea to help finance activities for air quality management and habitat restoration…[The initiatives would create] thousands of construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs [as well as provide] consumers affordable, long-term electric price stability through a renewable baseload fuel supply that does not fluctuate; and…[enhance] environmental quality and…species habitat conservation…GEA recently issued a status report on California’s geothermal resources that says they are still largely untapped…[and] the best opportunity for growth in California in the near term…” click here for more

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