NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, November 10: A NEW KOCH-BROS ATTACK ON WIND; SOLAR’S BOOM; BUSINESS TO QUADRUPLE DEMAND RESPONSE

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  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Best Movies About Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Wind Awaits China Demand
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-India Solar Rising
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Heat Stayed On In 2016
  • TTTA Thursday-Three Ways Solar Will Grow
  • TTTA Thursday-North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open
  • TTTA Thursday-Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 4 Drivers Of Solar Growth Everybody Needs To Know
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Maryland RPS And The National Divide On Clean Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why California Wants Western Electricity Delivery Organized
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Who In Clean Tech Is Boosting New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, January 17: New Energy’s Fight Against Climate Change Won’t Be Done; New Energy Jobs Leapt Again Last Year; Nebraska Gets Wind Power Economy Bump
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: A Call To Climate Action From Al Gore
  • Weekend Video: A Closer Look At Wind And Solar
  • Weekend Video: Why Solar Beats Coal
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Does Climate Change Make Nuclear A Good Idea?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Who In The World Is Winning With Solar?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Powers Scotland Four Straight Days
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Will China Bust Open The Global EV Market?
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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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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, January 21-22:

  • Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • Al Gore Talks About His “Inconvenient Sequel”
  • 2016 Was Third Record Heat Year In A Row

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, November 10: A NEW KOCH-BROS ATTACK ON WIND; SOLAR’S BOOM; BUSINESS TO QUADRUPLE DEMAND RESPONSE

    A NEW KOCH-BROS ATTACK ON WIND The Koch brothers’ underhanded attack on wind energy; The duo's anti-Obama spin on a bipartisan issue is beyond despicable

    Lindsay Abrams, November 7, 2014 (Salon)

    “…A coalition of conservative groups lead by the Koch-affiliated American Energy Alliance (and including the Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-affiliated Competitive Enterprise Institute, among others) are…urging congressional Republicans to allow a key wind energy tax credit to expire…According to the American Wind Energy Association, capacity and construction drop a full 84 percent when the wind production tax credit (PTC) isn’t available. In a letter addressed to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the groups warn that Democrats will try to extend the PTC during the lame-duck session. Forget that doing so will save jobs and promote clean energy, they argue: cooperating would be tantamount to endorsing climate action…[But unlike the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, wind] has bipartisan support…

    “Last March, 144 Congressional members, lead by Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) called for the PTC’s renewal…Terry Branstad, a Republican, once wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal calling them out for trying to politicize the PTC…Even Joni Ernst, Iowa’s newly elected Tea Party senator…has publicly supported the wind credit…The letter itself is proof that the [fossil-fuel baron] Koch brothers…fear that their cronies in the federal government aren’t on their side…” click here for more

    SOLAR’S BOOM Here Comes the Sun: America's Solar Boom, in Charts; It's been a bit player, but solar power is about to shine.

    Tim McDonnell, Novemeber 7, 2014 (Mother Jones)

    “…By 2016, solar power will be as cheap or cheaper than electricity from the conventional grid in every state except three [according to an energy analyst at Deutsche Bank]. That's without any changes to existing policy…[Within a few years,] in most of the United States, there will be no economic reason not to go solar…In the past decade, the amount of solar power produced in the United States has leaped 139,000 percent. A number of factors are behind the boom: Cheaper panels and a raft of local and state incentives, plus a federal tax credit that shaves 30 percent off the cost of upgrading…Still, solar is a bit player, providing less than half of 1 percent of the energy produced in the United States. But its potential is massive—it could power the entire country 100 times over…[Obstacles include] pushback from old-energy diehards, competition with other efficient energy sources, and the challenges of power storage and transmission. But with solar in the Southwest already at "grid parity"—meaning it costs the same or less as electricity from conventional sources—Wall Street is starting to see solar as a sound bet…” click here for more

    BUSINESS TO QUADRUPLE DEMAND RESPONSE Demand Response for Commercial & Industrial Markets; Market Players and Dynamics, Key Technologies, Competitive Overview, and Global Market Forecasts

    4Q 2014 (Navigant Research)

    “Demand response (DR)… was implemented [in the 1970s] as a component of the energy conservation focus of demand-side management (DSM) programs to encourage consumers to use less electricity during peak hours or to shift their energy use to off-peak times. Utilities have offered interruptible rates to commercial and industrial (C&I) customers for many years…Since 2010, C&I DR programs have matured…As DR has become a larger part of the resource base, regulators and other market participants are calling for tighter requirements to ensure reliable operations and efficient markets…[Market factors] like low natural gas prices and coal and nuclear retirements [will] affect the growth path…Currently, almost all of the C&I DR activity is taking place in the United States…[but] over the next 10 years…all world regions continue or start the pilot phase of DR and then build out full-scale markets or programs. According to Navigant Research, global C&I DR capacity is expected to grow from 26.8 GW in 2014 to 132.3 GW in 2023…” click here for more

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