NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 16: THE REAL COSTS OF OLD AND NEW ENERGY; CHINA WIND BEATS U.S. NUCLEAR; SOLAR VS. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Taming the Wild West: The CA ISO’s Bid For A Regional Electricity Market
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Closer Look At The Plunging Cost Of Battery Energy Storage
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New arrival Spruce ups game for 'trusted energy advisor' role
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: What Utilities Are Planning For Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, September 27: Facts Check Trump – Fed Investments In Solar A Huge Success; Top Midwest Utility In $2 Billion Wind Buy; Solar Cost Increasingly Beating The Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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 LAST DAY UP HERE

    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
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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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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, September 29:

  • Mars Sees Threat To Chocolate In Climate Change
  • Wearable New Energy
  • Picture Proof That U.S. Offshore Wind Lives
  • BMW’s Used Battery Power Plant

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, March 16: THE REAL COSTS OF OLD AND NEW ENERGY; CHINA WIND BEATS U.S. NUCLEAR; SOLAR VS. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

    THE REAL COSTS OF OLD AND NEW ENERGY New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs

    March 4, 2015 (PhysOrg)

    “When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds…The social cost of a gallon of diesel is about $4.80 more than the pump price; the price of natural gas more than doubles; and coal-fired electricity more than quadruples. Solar and wind power, on the other hand, become cheaper than they initially seem…[The social cost of atmospheric release ] provides policymakers with a more accurate framework for estimating the costs of a broad range of health, climate and environmental damages linked to emissions from fossil fuels, industry, biomass burning and agriculture…Current markets don't place a price on most atmospheric emissions, so polluters typically pay none of these costs…Instead, society picks up the tab through increased risks of premature death or illness caused by air pollution, higher healthcare costs, lower crop yields, missed work and school days, increased insurance damages from floods and other extreme weather events linked to climate change, and other social costs…” click here for more

    CHINA WIND BEATS U.S. NUCLEAR Wind Energy Dwarfs Nuclear: Wind Farms In China Have An Exponentially Higher Energy Output Than America’s Nuclear Power Plants

    March 15, 2015 (Inquistr)

    “…While China is currently building more nuclear reactors…it is dedicated at exploring the potential of wind power to its fullest and expanding its capacity to harvest it at an even speedier rate than nuclear…[Last year,] the total amount of energy harvested from China’s wind farms went up an impressive 16 percent…Compared directly to China’s own nuclear power output, the 115 gigawatts of wind power produced by China in 2014 vastly outweighs the 20,000 megawatts [from its nuclear sector and]wind power generation is far more than the total output of power from all of the nuclear plants in the U.S…China is currently struggling to produce enough water for its nuclear plants. Moreover, after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, China’s not putting any of these potential disasters, on earthquake-prone land…[It plans to] have enough wind-power machines to produce 200 gigawatts that would be fed directly to the national grid within the next five years…[and] is building the world’s largest ultra-high-voltage transmission system, which is connecting remote, wind-rich northern and western provinces to the more populous central and eastern ones…[T]he earth has enough wind to meet the entire world’s energy needs seven times over if harvested correctly…” click here for more

    SOLAR VS. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS Solar panels spur fights between homeowners, property associations

    Jacob Barker, March 15, 2015 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

    “…[At least 12 homeowners association disputes playing out in regional court cases] pitting homeowners against their property associations, exposing nasty rifts among neighbors over a technology expected to become more common…In Missouri, bills have been filed for the last several years to give homeowners the right to install solar panels. Several states have already enacted similar laws. In Illinois, state law has required homeowners associations to approve solar panel installations since 2011…[The legal question is whether solar as a property right] trumps property covenants that require architectural review but don’t specifically have provisions regarding solar installations…” click here for more

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