NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, May 6: ARIZONA IMPOSES PROPERTY TAX ON LEASED SOLAR; CAPE WIND GETS FINAL(?) LEGAL WIN; A/C AND SOLAR – A MATCH MADE IN SUMMER

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YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Way For New Energy To Meet Peak Demand
  • QUICK NEWS, December 5: Trial Of The Century Coming On Climate; The Wind-Solar Synergy; The Still Rising Sales Of Cars With Plugs
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Trump Truth And Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: The Daily Show Talks Pipeline Politics
  • Weekend Video: Beyond Polar Bears – The Real Science Of Climate Change
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Aussie Farmers Worrying About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 1
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Climate Change Solution At Hand, Part 2
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy And Historic Buildings In Europe
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, December 1:

  • TTTA Thursday-First Daughter Ivanka May Fight For Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-Low Profile High Power Ocean Wind Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-A Visionary Solar Power Plant
  • TTTA Thursday-EVs Have A Growth Path
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How The Clean Power Plan Drove The Utility Power Mix Transition
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How Utilities Are Answering The Distributed Energy Resources Challenge
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Looking At New Rates To Unlock The Utility Of The Future
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Power Potential Of Personal Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, November 29: Climate Change Forces Hard Choices In Alaska; New Energy To Utilities-“Can’t-Beat-Us-So-Join-Us”; Fact-Checking Trump Hot Air On Wind
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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)
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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, December 6:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How To Balance Competing Solar Interests
  • QUICK NEWS, December 6: Sliver Of Hope? Al Gore In Climate Change Meet With Donald Trump; The Opportunity In New Energy; Google Seizing New Energy Opportunity

    Tuesday, May 06, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, May 6: ARIZONA IMPOSES PROPERTY TAX ON LEASED SOLAR; CAPE WIND GETS FINAL(?) LEGAL WIN; A/C AND SOLAR – A MATCH MADE IN SUMMER

    ARIZONA IMPOSES PROPERTY TAX ON LEASED SOLAR Leased solar panels are facing property taxes

    Ryan Randazzo, April 26, 2014 (Arizona Republic)

    “Thousands of Arizonans who lease solar panels could start paying property taxes on those solar panels next year because of a new interpretation of state law…Major rooftop-solar companies such as Sunrun Inc. and SolarCity Corp. fought but failed to change the interpretation through a proposal at the Legislature…Solar leasing companies, which control the majority of new rooftop installations in Arizona, vow to fight the taxes in court if necessary to prevent their [residential] customers from paying an estimated $152 a year in taxes…Schools and non-profit groups also often lease solar panels because they can't use the federal tax credits that make solar attractive. The tax liability of larger arrays can run thousands of dollars annually…People who own household solar panels are exempted from property taxes…[Leasors and leasees] assumed the same exemption applied…[But] the Arizona Department of Revenue last year interpreted that law to mean…[leased panels] are more like merchant power plants…[The solar industry] now plans to challenge the Department of Revenue…[Solar advocates say Gov. (Jan) Brewer must interpret the law’s ambiguity in defense of Arizona taxpayers but] Brewer's office declined to comment…APS favors the tax [and an aligned group says there is no ambiguity]…” click here for more

    CAPE WIND GETS FINAL(?) LEGAL WIN Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit that Challenged Cape Wind; Suit on NSTAR Power Purchase Agreement Becomes 26th Failed Legal Attempt of Project Opponents

    May 3, 2014 (Cape Wind)

    "Cape Wind once again has defeated the latest efforts of opponents to block America's first offshore wind farm. Federal Judge Richard Stearns…[dismissed a lawsuit] which challenged Cape Wind's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with NSTAR…[and] rejected all claims against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, NSTAR and Cape Wind…Judge Stearns noted in his decision that the lawsuit would violate the 11th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that gives states immunity from being sued for past actions in Federal Court. Judge Stearns also…[called the premise of the lawsuit] misleading and ultimately untrue…[and said] ‘ There comes a point at which the right to litigate can become a vexatious abuse of the democratic process…’ Bill Koch, Chairman and largest funder of the opposition group, and a coal and petroleum coke billionaire, has stated publicly that his organization's strategy is ‘delay, delay, delay’ and…[this is his] 26th failed legal action…” click here for more

    A/C AND SOLAR – A MATCH MADE IN SUMMER SolarCity Teams With Carrier to Offer Affordable, Solar-Powered Air Conditioning; Companies Collaborate to Make the More Sustainable, Efficient Heating and Cooling Options Also the More Affordable Ones

    May 5, 2014 (Carrier-SolarCity)

    “…SolarCity and Carrier are teaming up to make high-efficiency, solar-powered heating and cooling solutions far more accessible and affordable for homeowners…[They] will provide Carrier customers the option to lower their energy costs by powering their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with solar electricity that costs less than utility power rates. The cost savings that customers realize by using solar power and more efficient HVAC help to offset the costs of switching to a cleaner, more comfortable indoor air solution…Homeowners can receive a $1,000 rebate on Carrier equipment from participating Carrier dealers by going solar with SolarCity. The rebate can be applied to furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged units, ductless systems or entire system upgrades, upon operation of the homeowner's SolarCity system…” click here for more

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