NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 18: SOLAR POWER PREDICTING FOR A NEW ENERGY GRID; WIND PROTECTS WILDLIFE FROM OTHER ENERGIES; SMART CITY INVESTMENT TO QUADRUPLE

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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, March 18, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, March 18: SOLAR POWER PREDICTING FOR A NEW ENERGY GRID; WIND PROTECTS WILDLIFE FROM OTHER ENERGIES; SMART CITY INVESTMENT TO QUADRUPLE

    SOLAR POWER PREDICTING FOR A NEW ENERGY GRID Predicting Solar Power Production: Irradiance Forecasting Models, Applications and Future Prospects

    March 2014 (Solar Electric Power Association)

    “…Grid integration studies of variable generation resources, including wind and solar, conclude that it is technically feasible for these resources to provide a significant portion of the nation’s energy needs at manageable costs. These studies recommend operational strategies and market structure changes needed to address increased levels of uncertainty that high-penetration of renewable resources presents to utility companies and grid operators due to their intermittent nature. The use of advanced forecasting of variable generation is one of these essential strategies. Forecasts of future solar energy system output allows grid operators and utilities to proactively manage variable output, and thus integrating solar resources into the existing grid at lower costs to society…” click here for more

    WIND PROTECTS WILDLIFE FROM OTHER ENERGIES Wind power less harmful to wildlife

    Elliott Negin, March 12, 2014 (Letters to the Editor/Washinton Times)

    "In its zeal to denigrate wind energy, The Washington Times editorial board seems to have ignored some key facts about the threat posed by coal and other traditional energy sources to wildlife…First, one of the biggest threats to wildlife is global warming [driven by burning fossil fuels like coal]…Wind energy, conversely, produces no carbon-dioxide emissions…Second, older U.S. coal, natural-gas and nuclear-power plants…draw hundreds of millions (in some cases billions) of gallons of water daily…[that kills] at least a billion fish, crabs and shrimp annually…[Finally, as] many as 970 million birds crash into [buildings] annually…[A]s many as 175 million birds die by flying into power lines, 72 million are poisoned by misapplied pesticides, nearly 6.6 million perish by hitting communications towers and as many as 1 million die in oil and gas industry fluid-waste pits…[while U.S. land-based wind turbines] were responsible for an estimated 573,000 bird deaths in 2012…All electrical generation has an impact on the environment. Wind power happens to be one of the most benign…” click here for more

    SMART CITY INVESTMENT TO QUADRUPLE Smart Cities: Asia Pacific; Markets, Technology, and Regional Development of Information Technology for Urban Growth: City and Supplier Profiles, Market Analysis, and Forecasts

    1Q 2014 (Navigant Research)

    "…Working with an evolving mix of international and regional smart city technology firms, Asia Pacific governments are piloting a variety of [networks of intelligent technologies] to solve urban problems, reduce urban energy and resource use, and prepare for future growth…[T]he group of solutions providers is growing and diversifying as Chinese and Indian firms adopt smart city strategies and expand out of their home markets, joining Japanese, South Korean, and international technology firms already active across the region. Navigant Research forecasts that annual smart city technology investment in Asia Pacific will almost quadruple by 2023, reaching $11.3 billion…” click here for more

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