NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 3: ARIZONA NEW ENERGY ADDS 3,060 JOBS IN Q2; EXELON-PEPCO MERGER COULD STILL WIND; U.S. GEOTHERMAL TEARS AT RED TAPE

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  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Weekend Video: How To Win Friends For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Electric Vehicle Highway
  • Weekend Video: Wind And The Economy
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  • 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    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
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  • 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)
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  • 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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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • Funding Better Transportation

    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, September 3: ARIZONA NEW ENERGY ADDS 3,060 JOBS IN Q2; EXELON-PEPCO MERGER COULD STILL WIND; U.S. GEOTHERMAL TEARS AT RED TAPE

    ARIZONA NEW ENERGY ADDS 3,060 JOBS IN Q2 Renewable-energy project gives state fastest clean-energy job growth

    Brittany Bade, August 28, 2014 (Cronkite News)

    "…[With more than new 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, Arizona claimed] the biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs in the nation for the second quarter of 2014…[ Clean Energy Works For Us: Second Quarter 2014 Report] from Environmental Entrepreneurs said the bulk of the new Arizona jobs – and a large share of the total planned for the nation – could be attributed to the proposed Solar Wind Energy Tower project in San Luis. Developers of that project said they plan to add 2,350 workers, with most of those being construction jobs at the $1.5 billion plant…[That knocked] California out of first place for the quarter…Between April and June, [New Energy industries] said they planned to add 12,582 such jobs nationally. Solar-power firms announced the highest number of hires for the fifth consecutive quarter, with 5,895 jobs, while wind-power businesses were second with a planned 2,750 hires]…” click here for more

    EXELON-PEPCO MERGER COULD STILL WIND Exelon opposes renewal of wind subsidy

    Aaron Nathans, August 29, 2014 (The News Journal)

    “…Exelon owns such distribution utilities as PECO in Pennsylvania and BGE in Baltimore. It has filed papers to merge with Pepco Holdings Inc., owner of Delmarva Power in Delaware and Maryland, Pepco in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey…[T]he largest operator of nuclear power plants in the United States, [Exelon] has been vocal in opposition to the Production Tax Credit, a subsidy to wind farm developers that drives down the cost of construction, and thus the cost of the power…The tax credit expired at the end of 2013, causing a flurry of wind development to beat the deadline. Wind industry supporters say there’s still a chance it will be belatedly renewed, and are lobbying to make it so…Exelon is the country’s 11th largest wind producer, with 1,300 megawatts of wind generation in 10 states. Still, this remains a small percentage of the company’s overall portfolio…[I]ts opposition to the tax credit made Exelon the first member to be expelled from AWEA…” click here for more

    U.S. GEOTHERMAL TEARS AT RED TAPE Geothermal Power Gathering Steam in U.S.

    September 2, 2014 (OilPrice via NASDAQ)

    “…[F]or various reasons -- including logistics, economics and permitting issues -- geothermal has not even come close to reaching its potential. That could be changing…[ U.S. House and Senate subcommittees discussed permitting needs and took up] geothermal bills that may hasten its development and remove some bureaucratic obstacles…[A] House subcommittee heard that…the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires geothermal developers to submit over 175 “document sets” for each project, which could mean hundreds of thousands of pages…[and] that geothermal power projects [which are not limited by the variability of solar and wind] can take as many as seven years to develop, compared to three to five years for oil and gas projects, and just 18 months for solar or wind start-ups…The Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands Act would streamline the process…[A]nother proposed bill would promote the development of renewable energy on public lands…Geothermal legislation is also moving forward at the state level [in California and Nevada]…The economics of geothermal exploration can also be [a riskier proposition than building a solar installation or wind farm, and the payouts are obviously much less than drilling for oil or natural gas but]…geothermal appears set to finally take off in the U.S.” click here for more

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