NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, May 5: NEW ENERGY IS NOW THE BEST BUY; PLUG-IN VEHICLES SO FAR AND FARTHER ON; COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ZERO ENERGY BLDGS

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Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Al Gore On The Morality Of The Climate Fight
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Solar In Latin America Can Boom
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Scotland Buys Into Kite Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Tesla Eyes The China EV Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, June 22:

  • TTTA Thursday-What Does Exxon’s Carbon Tax Mean?
  • TTTA Thursday-The Rump Flails Factlessly At Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy To Get Bigger And Cheaper
  • TTTA Thursday-EVs To Be Cost-Competitive By 2025
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Bonus From Plugging Cars In
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What About Nuclear?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Renewables Mandate To Beat The Peak
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Global New Energy Now
  • QUICK NEWS, June 20: What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 1)?; What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 2)?; New Energy Is NO Threat To U.S, Grid
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Why The U.S. Needs A Western Energy Market
  • QUICK NEWS, June 19: More Artists Join The Climate Fight; U.S. Power Just Hit 10% Wind And Solar; The Dangers Of Oil And Gas Drilling, Detailed
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher Talks Jobs In Coal And The Real Problem
  • Weekend Video: A Farmer Defends WindPower
  • Weekend Video: The Secret To EV Success Is Charging Stations
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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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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

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      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

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    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, June 24-25:

  • Al Franken Explains Climate Science To Secretary Perry
  • John Oliver On Coal Jobs Absurdishness
  • Coal King Sues John Oliver For Defamation

    Monday, May 05, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, May 5: NEW ENERGY IS NOW THE BEST BUY; PLUG-IN VEHICLES SO FAR AND FARTHER ON; COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ZERO ENERGY BLDGS

    NEW ENERGY IS NOW THE BEST BUY Link Between Electricity Prices & Renewable Energy Completely Warped In Forbes Article

    Zachary Shahan, May 1, 2014 (Clean Technica)

    “Christine Harbin Hanson, the Federal Affairs Manager for Americans for Prosperity, recently [wrote incorrectly] that Renewable Portfolio Standards cost citizens a great deal and [wind and solar are significantly more expensive than traditional energy but the Department of Energy’s electricity cost graph shows] onshore wind power has a minimum LCOE of 5¢/kWh and a median of 6¢/kWh. That’s the lowest median LCOE in the United States of any electricity source other than natural gas, which is at 5¢/kWh…[R]ooftop solar panels compete with retail electricity not wholesale electricity…[and] is often cheaper than the norm…[A] Minnesota judge ruled that a solar power project should be chosen over several natural gas projects because it offered ratepayers a better deal…In Austin, a new solar power plant is coming in at under 5¢/kWh…” click here for more

    PLUG-IN VEHICLES SO FAR AND FARTHER ON Global Electric Vehicle Adoption Trends

    April 30, 2014 (Smart Grid Insights)

    “…[E]lectric vehicles (EVs) represent one of the most promising technologies for reducing oil use and cutting emissions…[but] this market is still in the nascent stage and faces many challenges, particularly with technology integration, optimization and scalability…Zpryme’s Global Electric Vehicle Adoption Trends report [found the] worldwide electric vehicle market is forecasted to grow from just over 700,000 vehicles in 2014 to more than 12 million vehicles in 2021. That means an average annual grow rate of 66%...The main challenges to a double-digit percentage penetration of EVs in the automobile market include government policies, EV purchase cost and total cost of ownership, range anxiety, and range limitations…[Policies should] include enabling EV companies to sell directly to consumers, and further catalyzing and facilitating private-public coordination and communication to address the EV challenges…[Manufacturers should develop] the EV financing market which includes the battery and resale markets, and [identify] sustainable EV charging infrastructure business models…” click here for more

    COSTS AND BENEFITS OF NET ZERO ENERGY BLDGS Study examines present-day policies and fiscal realities of zero energy, Living Buildings in Washington, DC

    April 30, 2014 (RealEstateRama)

    “…[A recent study detailed how the District of Columbia], already home to more green buildings per capita than other large cities, can best craft policy and create incentives to build zero energy, zero water and Living Buildings…[ Net Zero and Living Building Financial Study: A Cost Comparison Report for the Buildings in the District of Columbia] conceptually transformed three LEED v3 Platinum designed buildings…[It] focused on three commonly developed building types in the District: office new construction, multifamily new construction and office renovation…[Among other important findings, it concluded that for] a 1 percent to 3 percent added initial cost of construction, new developments in the district could save up to 60 percent of their energy consumption…[and the] return on investment for deep energy efficiency is 6 percent to 12 percent and rises to 33 percent to 36 percent when modeled for net zero energy using solar power…” click here for more

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