NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 7: HOUSE PUSHES CLIMATE CHANGE ASIDE; SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES WIND’S VITAL TAX BREAK; COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR IN MASSACHUSETTS

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar Surging, States Responding
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Solar-Residential Solar Face Off
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Hard Road To A New Solar Paradigm In Montana
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Most Energy Efficient Cities Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, May 23: How To Tell Kids About Climate Change; California Takes A New Look At Wind; Mercedes Benz Goes Solar – With Batteries
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Solar For Everybody Else
  • QUICK NEWS, May 22: The Plan To Beat Climate Change; Ready For The Offshore Wind Boom; Solar Research Faces Trump Cuts
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Forget The Planet, Save The Pizza
  • Weekend Video: Wind Power Shines Its Light
  • Weekend Video: Storing Solar As A Liquid
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Inner Circle Of Climate Action
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Europe Building Wind For A Continent
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Solar Is A Better And Better Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Big Wind A Go-Go Near Home of Beatles’ Beat
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, May 18:

  • TTTA Thursday-Methane From Alaskan Tundra Accelerating Climate Changes
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Voters Back Paris Climate Deal 5 to 1
  • TTTA Thursday-The Tesla Solar Roof Value Calculation
  • TTTA Thursday-Senator Slams Tilted DOE Grid Study
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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)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, May25:

  • New Study Explicitly Refutes Trump EPA Head’s Denial
  • Solar Jobs Lead U.S. Economy
  • Wind Gets Endorsement From U.S. Utility Giant

    Monday, April 07, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, April 7: HOUSE PUSHES CLIMATE CHANGE ASIDE; SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES WIND’S VITAL TAX BREAK; COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR IN MASSACHUSETTS

    HOUSE PUSHES CLIMATE CHANGE ASIDE House Passes Bill Requiring Agencies To Put Climate Change On The Back Burner

    Emily Atkin, April 2, 2014 (ClimateProgress)

    “Two days after a U.N. report warned of increased famine, war, and poverty from unmitigated carbon emissions, the Republican-led House of Representatives…passed a bill that would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to focus less on studying climate change, and more on predicting storms…The bill, introduced last June by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), wouldn’t require NOAA to stop its climate research entirely, but it would require the agency to ‘prioritize weather-related activities, including the provision of improved weather data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.’ NOAA is…focused on the changing conditions of both the oceans and the atmosphere…[and] oversees the National Weather Service, the National Ocean Service, and the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research…[Bridenstine has repeatedly said climate change] does not exist, despite consensus from 97 percent of the scientific community…” click here for more

    SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES WIND’S VITAL TAX BREAK Renewable energy Production Tax Credit passes critical test as Senate Finance Committee sends tax extenders bill to floor

    April 3, 2014 (American Wind Energy Association)

    "The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) [two year extension] and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) were included…with bipartisan support, as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee reported out a tax extenders package whose swift passage is critically important to the continued growth of the U.S. wind energy industry…They prevailed on a critical 18-6 vote during the committee markup…[after] Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) [moved] to strip them out. Five Republicans joined the committee’s Democrats in voting down that amendment…[Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)] called Toomey’s arguments against their extension ‘intellectually dishonest,’ considering billions of dollars a year in permanent incentives for other forms of energy with which renewable energy competes…The tax credits now advance toward extension with over 50 other expired provisions of the tax code, in the absence of a comprehensive tax reform deal in Congress…” click here for more

    COMMUNITY-OWNED SOLAR IN MASSACHUSETTS Clean Energy Collective and RGS Energy to Deploy First Community-Owned Solar Facilities in Massachusetts

    April 3, 2014 (Globe NewsWire via MarketWatch)

    “The community solar developer, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), has selected RGS Energy…as the general contractor for the construction of the first community-owned solar facilities located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…[RGS Energy] will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for two large solar arrays of nearly 1 megawatt (MW)…Construction has already begun on the two sites, with interconnection planned for the end of June…[Community solar is a] fast growing distributed generation model pioneered by CEC…[It] allows any customer in a participating utility territory, including renters, those with shaded roofs or people with modest incomes…to own panels in a shared solar PV facility, scalable to a single panel, without having to install a rooftop system…The solar PV arrays are designed and located for maximum power production and lifespan, delivering the lowest possible price for renewable energy. In return for the power produced, customers receive credits on monthly electric bills…” click here for more

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