NewEnergyNews: THE NEW ENERGY DEAL IS GETTING BETTER

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

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Half Of World’s Threatened Mammals Harmed By Climate Changes
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Is World’s Biggest Solar Producer
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ocean Wind’s Price Getting More Competitive
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Next-Gen Biofuels Advance On The Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Moving Out Of The Goldilocks Zone
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. New Energy Boom Gets Bigger
  • TTTA Thursday-Oil Companies Uneasy As EVs Rise
  • TTTA Thursday-Research Would Make Algae Biofuels Affordable
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Shared Customer Storage May Make Big Batteries Obsolete
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Help For Rural Utilities To Build New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Arizona Utility Leads Trend Toward Demand Charges
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Here Come The Robot Cars
  • QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Plan To Transform Its Energy System
  • QUICK NEWS, February 13: Fashion Faces Climate Change; UPS Delivers Solar; Ocean Wind Becomes The Next Frontier
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Arnold Comes Back Fighting For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The New Energy Revolution Is Now
  • Weekend Video: Wind Works For Rust Belt Economies
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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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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 18-19:

  • “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Some Fact-Finding
  • More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels

    Friday, October 03, 2014

    THE NEW ENERGY DEAL IS GETTING BETTER

    Report: Utility-Scale Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

    Sept. 19, 2014 (Up Front via Renew Grid)

    "Utility-scale wind and solar power are increasingly cost-competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal and nuclear, even without subsidies, according to [Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis - Version 8.0, which] also highlights the ongoing need for diverse power generation technologies, especially in regions with limited renewables resources…Land-based wind generation costs continue to decline dramatically…[T]he levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of leading wind technologies has fallen by more than 15% in the past year and nearly 60% in the last five years…[O]ffshore wind generation is currently at least twice as expensive as land-based wind and, therefore, not cost-competitive without subsidies…The costs of generating electricity from all forms of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) technology also continue to decline dramatically…[T]he LCOE of leading PV technologies has fallen by nearly 20% in the past year and nearly 80% in the last five years…[I]n many parts of the world, utility-scale solar PV continues to increase its cost advantage over conventional generation as a source of peak energy, without any subsidies…

    “…[W]ithout subsidies, residential-scale solar PV (rooftop solar panels) remains considerably more expensive than utility-scale solar PV, raising the question of whether subsidies are distorting the long-term energy planning process…[B]attery storage technologies, a potential complement to intermittent energy resources such as wind or solar, continue to be very expensive and not cost-competitive without subsidies…Large-scale conventional generation projects (such as IGCC or nuclear) continue to face a number of challenges, including high absolute costs…” click here for more

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