NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 4: WOOD MACKENZIE CONFIRMS SOLAR BOOM; COLORADO UTILITY OFFERS COMMUNITY WIND; THE OBAMA PRO-ENVIRONMENT BUDGET

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  • Weekend Video: Good News On Climate – The Public Is Starting To Get It
  • Weekend Video: The Libertarian Failure On Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: New Energy Is Doable – And Is Being Done
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World Gets A Step Closer To Enforceable Climate Laws
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Ready To Power The World Future
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Sahara Sun Could Power The World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Turbines Building Off UK Coast
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

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

  • TTTA Thursday-Why Having Babies Could Be The Climate Change Answer
  • TTTA Thursday-Big Texas Wind Backed By Amazon
  • TTTA Thursday-Big Sun Sparkles In Nevada
  • TTTA Thursday-EV Racing Coming To The Streets Of Brooklyn
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: In The Wake Of The Massive Aliso Canyon Leak
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Rise Of Distributed Energy Resources Goes On
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Community Solar Matures And Evolves
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Snapshot Of U.S. Solar Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, September 20: Survey Shows People Oppose Fossil Fuels; Solar Bargain Hits World Record; China In Record Wind Build Rate
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Utility Puts Out Its Vision Of New Energy On A New Grid
  • QUICK NEWS, September 19: People Will Pay To Fight Climate Change; Wind To Keep Getting Cheaper; Tesla Batteries To Ease Aliso Cyn-Caused Power Shortfalls
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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, September 26:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Future Of Offshore Wind Foreseen
  • QUICK NEWS, September 26: The Sonification Of Climate Change; Wind Is Red, White, And Green; The New Hybrid Solar-Storage Concept Module

    Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, February 4: WOOD MACKENZIE CONFIRMS SOLAR BOOM; COLORADO UTILITY OFFERS COMMUNITY WIND; THE OBAMA PRO-ENVIRONMENT BUDGET

    WOOD MACKENZIE CONFIRMS SOLAR BOOM New dawn for U.S. solar power capacity; Analysis finds parallels between solar power capacity and shale boom.

    Daniel J. Graeber, February 3, 2015 (UPI)

    “…Energy consultant group Wood Mackenzie finds it's getting cheaper to install solar power components. With [record levels of new capacity, solar] has evolved from a niche renewable sector to something that's pressuring conventional business models in the utility industry [as prices decline and technology improves. No] other technology is closer to transforming power markets than distributed and utility-scale solar…The U.S. government is supporting solar development through its SunShot initiative, which aims to make the renewable technology competitive. The program aims to move solar power capacity from less than 1 percent of the national electricity supply to 14 percent by 2030. Wood Mackenzie finds new materials and applications, like roof-top and window installations, are expected to have an impact on future solar development…” click here for more

    COLORADO UTILITY OFFERS COMMUNITY WIND Contract will allow Colorado Springs customers to buy into wind energy

    Maureen McMullen, February 2, 2015 (Marcellus)

    “Colorado Springs Utilities signed a [two-year] contract with Xcel Energy…[allowing] utilities customers the chance to help finance wind energy — for a rate of $2.14 per 100 [kilowatt-hours] each month. Average electric use for homes in Colorado Springs is 600 [kilowatt-hours] per month…The company’s last contract had 1,300 customers subscribed; already, the current contract [is] 63 percent spoken for [on a first-come, first-served basis]…Because Utilities is municipally owned, the company is not required to comply with public renewable energy standards, which mandate that municipal utilities use 10 percent renewable energy by 2020…[but] Colorado Springs Utilities has set its goal 10 percent higher than the [state] standard…” click here for more

    THE OBAMA PRO-ENVIRONMENT BUDGET Sierra Club Statement On President Obama’s Budget

    February 2, 2015 (Sierra Club)

    “…[T]he Obama Administration] budget proposal for FY2016 that includes…Increases in funding to the Environmental Protection Agency to support climate change initiatives and the implementation of the Clean Power Plan…Increases in funding to the Department of the Interior to permit new renewable energy leases on federal land…A permanent extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind energy…More than $7 billion in investments to support clean energy technology…Investments in climate and drought resilience programs at home and abroad, including support for the Green Climate Fund, the National Flood Insurance Program, and NOAA coastal resilience grants…Billions to support the health and livelihoods of coalfield workers and communities…Slashing $4 billion in long-standing tax giveaways to oil companies…"President Obama is making action on the climate crisis a top goal of his administration over the next year[Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said]…This proposal recognizes the obligation we have to act on climate and the opportunity that arises as we do…” click here for more

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