NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 2, 2015: EPA CLIMATE SAFE, WORKABLE – STUDY; WHY TO LIKE SOLAR; CAROLINAS PREPARE FOR OCEAN WIND

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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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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 18-19:

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

    Monday, March 02, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, March 2, 2015: EPA CLIMATE SAFE, WORKABLE – STUDY; WHY TO LIKE SOLAR; CAROLINAS PREPARE FOR OCEAN WIND

    EPA CLIMATE SAFE, WORKABLE – STUDY Energy Study Finds that EPA’s Clean Power Plan Will Not Jeopardize the Reliability of U.S. Power System

    February 19, 2015 (Business Wire)

    “The design and implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, which is intended to reduce the U.S. electric system’s CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, will not jeopardize or compromise the reliability of the U.S. power system, according to [ Electric System Reliability and EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Tools and Practices] by Analysis Group energy experts…[that demonstrates there are a wide variety of existing and modified tools to develop, formalize, and implement State Plans and assuring electric system reliability while taking the actions required under law to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants] are compatible…[A] recent survey of more than 400 utility executives nationwide found that more than 60 percent felt optimistic about the Clean Power Plan and felt that EPA should either hold to its current emissions reduction targets or make them more aggressive…” click here for more

    WHY TO LIKE SOLAR 3 Reasons Why Solar Energy Is One of America’s Hottest Industries

    Rakesh Sharma, march 2, 2015 (Business Cheat Sheet)

    “…After years of being eclipsed by other renewable energy sources, solar has become hot…Here are three reasons:…1. Solar offers better returns…A new study by NC clean energy technology center found that installation in solar panel systems beats investment in a stock market investment fund…2. The cost of solar energy has declined…[A] report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, found that the median cost of residential solar has gone down from approximately $12/watt in 1998 to about $4.70/watt in 2013…[and] solar prices are expected to further decline to between $3.70/watt and $4.24/watt before incentives…3. Solar is good for the economy…[The] Solar Foundation [found] the solar industry added workers almost 20 times faster than the overall U.S. economy…The economics of the solar industry has also changed from one that was small-scale toward corporate industrial behemoths…[Solar City] is valued at $5 billion in the stock market….” click here for more

    CAROLINAS PREPARE FOR OCEAN WIND Offshore wind energy effort advances

    Bruce Smith, March 2, 2015 (AP via Rocky Mountain Telegram)

    “The first leases allowing wind turbines offshore of the Carolinas are expected to be let next year although some people worry the massive turbines could harm the tourism coastal communities depend on…[The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management] issued a report that there appears to be no significant environmental impact [from]] offshore wind development…[L]eases could be awarded as early as next year, [but] it probably will be well into the next decade before any turbines are built. Once leases are awarded, there would be additional environmental studies of the specific areas and additional reviews of specific turbine construction plans…Construction of the first [U.S. offshore wind turbines] is expected off New England in the next year or two…There is already a wind energy industry on the Carolinas coast. Fifteen months ago, Clemson University opened a new $110 million energy research center in North Charleston, S.C., that includes the world’s largest wind turbine test rig.” click here for more

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