NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, May 19: WHITEHOUSE MAY PUSH EVEN HARDER ON EMISSIONS; GEORGIA UTILITY BACKS ARMY'S MARCH ON SOLAR; WIRES FOR NEW ENERGY IN TENNESSEE

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YESTERDAY

  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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 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 THAT

  • 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
  • AND 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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

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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, April 26:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Mixed-ownership models spur utility investment in microgrids
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the wind industry can continue its boom into the 2020s
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, May 19: WHITEHOUSE MAY PUSH EVEN HARDER ON EMISSIONS; GEORGIA UTILITY BACKS ARMY'S MARCH ON SOLAR; WIRES FOR NEW ENERGY IN TENNESSEE

    WHITEHOUSE MAY PUSH EVEN HARDER ON EMISSIONS Obama Said to Consider Power-Plant Rule That Tests Law

    Mark Drajem, Jim Snyder and Jonathan Allen May 15, 2014

    “The Obama administration is considering cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants by reaching beyond the plants themselves -- an unusual approach that could run afoul of anti-pollution laws…[T]he administration is seeking steep reductions -- as much as 25 percent -- that could be met if power plant owners expand renewable energy, improve the efficiency of their grids or encourage customers to use less power…There’s disagreement even within the administration about what’s allowable under the Clean Air Act…Some administration attorneys are warning that the government could lose a legal challenge if it seeks to regulate beyond a plant’s smokestack…The full mandate may be phased in over 15 years, as a way to soften the blow on utilities. The rules will probably draw fierce resistance from coal companies and their allies in Congress who warn of higher electricity prices and lost jobs…” click here for more

    GEORGIA UTILITY BACKS ARMY'S MARCH ON SOLAR Georgia Power plan would install solar arrays on 3 Army bases

    Kristi E. Swartz, May 16, 2014 (E&E Publishing)

    "Georgia Power and [he Army Energy Initiatives Task Force will] install large solar arrays at three military bases…[The Georgia 3x30 solar arrays] will lead to the Army getting 18 percent of its electricity in Georgia from [on-site] renewable fuels…The 90 total megawatts of solar electricity also will move the Army 9 percent closer to meeting federal goals for renewable energy…Adding three 30 MW arrays would continue to boost Georgia's rapidly growing solar output…The move also alleviates mounting political and public pressure on Georgia Power to remove roadblocks that some say have made it difficult for the military to meet its federal renewable energy goals…[S]tate utility regulators have been working with Georgia Power for months on a program specifically to install solar at military bases. The utility will use a 90 MW self-build project that the Georgia Public Service Commission approved in 2007 to implement its plans…[It is an extension of the push from solar advocates on the PSC to get more solar into Georgia Power’s] long-term energy plan…” click here for more

    WIRES FOR NEW ENERGY IN TENNESSEE Alexander questions wind energy transmission line

    Dave Flessner, May 15, 2015 (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

    “…Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and…Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., asked TVA…to carefully evaluate the reliability and security of importing wind energy over a 700-mile transmission line proposed to be built from Oklahoma to Tennessee…[They] are wary about the developer of the proposed transmission line, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, being granted utility status…TVA could use the wind power…to help replace many of the aging coal-fired units the utility is shutting down to meet stricter air quality standards…[or sell] the wind-generated electricity along its own transmission lines for use by other Southern utilities…[and companies such as Google and Wal-Mart] interested in buying renewable energy…[The] Clean Line project would spur the building of more than $6 billion of wind turbines in Oklahoma and Texas and should deliver electricity to TVA in the range of 4 to 6 cents per kilowatt-hour…[It] would be among the biggest DC lines built in America…” click here for more

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