NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 6: TO BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE; THE WIND AND SOLAR HANDBOOK; PLUG-IN CARS GETTING AFFORDABLE

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • 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 DAY BEFORE

  • 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?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 12:

  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 1 - Cleaner Air and Water
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 2 - More Jobs
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 3 - Better Health, Less Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 4 - The Great Deal
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rates That Will Grow Energy Efficiency
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Big Utilities Like Solar’s Future
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How To Grow The U.S. Electron Superhighway
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The State OF The U.S. Energy Transition, Part 1
  • QUICK NEWS, January 10: Business Shows The Right Climate Path To Trump; New Energy Dominated 2016 U.S. Power Build; Tech Giants Leading In New Energy
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Should States Or The Feds Regulate Electricity Delivery?
  • QUICK NEWS, January 9: The Whole Climate Story In One Image; The Solar Deal Keeps Getting Better; U.S. Wind To Double By 2023
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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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, January 17:

  • 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

    Monday, April 06, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, April 6: TO BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE; THE WIND AND SOLAR HANDBOOK; PLUG-IN CARS GETTING AFFORDABLE

    TO BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE How to win the climate change wars

    Chris Trejbal, April 6, 2015 (AmericaBlog)

    "America has failed to act decisively on climate change not because the science isn’t there but because the message isn’t. Reason and science are losing the marketing war to polluters and the politicians they’ve purchased…If we’re going to get serious about climate change, we need to declare war…There’s nothing like a good war metaphor to stoke the imagination and rally the people. Conservatives have Ronald Reagan’s ‘War on Drugs’ and George W. Bush’s ‘War on Terror,’ along with Fox News’ imagined ‘War on Christmas’ and…Progressives talk of Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’…War is extreme. There’s no room for squishiness when we’re at war. We’re in it to win…If we are to match war with war, what should the other side invoke? Are climate change deniers waging a war on the world? A war on humanity? A war on the future? Yes to all of those,..” click here for more

    THE WIND AND SOLAR HANDBOOK Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use renewable energy to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    March 30, 2015 (American Wind Energy Association)

    “The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published A Handbook For States: Incorporating Renewable Energy Into State Compliance Plans For EPA’s Clean Power Plan…[which details] how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants…[The handbook] interprets the more than 1,000 pages of the draft EPA rule and technical support documents and provides step-by-step guidance to states on how to incorporate renewable energy into their state compliance plans…[It also] details the benefits of using renewable energy as a compliance tool, including the consumer benefits created by integrating low-cost renewables and provides access to dozens of in-depth renewable integration studies confirming significant amounts of wind and solar energy can be added to the power system without harming reliability…” click here for more

    PLUG-IN CARS GETTING AFFORDABLE Affordable Electric Cars Are Coming Soon, Study Says

    Maddie Stone, April 5, 2015 (GizModo)

    "For many of us, purchasing an electric vehicle is still a pie in the sky dream. But that might be changing soon, if a new Nykvist and Nilsson peer-reviewed study is correct that the cost of electric car batteries is falling much more quickly than we assumed…Lithium ion batteries make up anywhere between a quarter and half the cost of electric cars today. By systematically reviewing over 80 cost estimates published between 2007 and 2014, researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute found that the cost of Li-battery packs used by leading manufacturers like Tesla and Nissan is falling by roughly 8 % per year…[That means] battery cost is rapidly approaching a threshold that could make the average Joe think seriously about trading in his gas guzzler…The authors found that batteries appear on track to reach $230 per kilowatt-hour by 2018. Depending on the price of gas, the sticker price of an EV is expected to appeal to many more people if its battery costs between $125 and $300 per kilowatt-hour…” click here for more

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