NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 17: BILL GATES, BUSH ADVISOR WANT CLIMATE MIRACLE; YIELDCOS AND SOLAR INVESTING; WIND TO THE RESCUE

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YESTERDAY

  • 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

    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 THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: This Is Decade Zero But It’s Not Too Late
  • Weekend Video: U.S. Offshore Wind Gets Real
  • Weekend Video: Grid 3.0 And The New New Energy
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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, September 24:

  • Good News On Climate – The Public Is Starting To Get It
  • The Libertarian Failure On Climate Change
  • New Energy Is Doable – And Is Being Done

    Monday, August 17, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, August 17: BILL GATES, BUSH ADVISOR WANT CLIMATE MIRACLE; YIELDCOS AND SOLAR INVESTING; WIND TO THE RESCUE

    BILL GATES, BUSH ADVISOR WANT CLIMATE MIRACLE We need a miracle on climate change

    Michael Gerson, August 13, 2015 (Washington Post)

    “…If climate scientists are right about the pace of global warming, and about the total amount of carbon dioxide that humans can emit in the future without potentially catastrophic consequences, then we currently do not have feasible policy responses that are adequate to the need, even if we had far greater political will. By some estimates, the world must keep two¬-thirds of its carbon¬-based energy resources in the ground — at the same time that vast numbers of people…move toward middle¬class levels of energy consumption…There was no way to get to the moon by stacking ladders. That required an entirely different technology…So how do we get technological miracles at a realistic social and economic cost? Only by dramatically increased investment in basic research and development. [Bill Gates] has pledged to increase his personal investments in green technologies by $1 billion over the next five years…[and] he has also recommended that U.S. investments in basic energy technology be more than tripled — from about $5 billion to $16 billion a year. Even at this level, energy research funding would lag well behind defense and health research…” click here for more

    YIELDCOS AND SOLAR INVESTING Are Solar Energy Yieldcos Worth More Than Investors Think?

    Paul Ausick, August 15, 2015 (24/7 Wallstreet)

    “…Are solar stocks merely tracking stocks for oil company stocks? While that may appear to be the case, Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggested…the drop in oil prices could boost investments in renewable energy. Bloomberg reports that U.S. investment in clean energy rose from $48 billion in 2013 to $52 billion in 2014. Only China, which invested $89 billion in 2014, sunk more investment into clean energy last year. Globally, clean energy investment rose to $310 billion, the second highest total on record, behind only 2011’s $318 billion…[And according to Bloomberg, the] key drivers behind these numbers were: the brief window of renewed policy support for wind, the acceleration of the rooftop solar business; and the emerging phenomenon of ‘yieldcos’ (publicly listed companies that own operating renewable energy assets)…[But] yieldcos have tracked oil stocks down, with losses in a range of 11% to about 44%...[A]re investors missing something here? …[L]ook at five yieldcos: Abengoa Yield…NRG Yield…NextEra Energy Partners…TerraForm Power…[and] 8point3 Energy Partners…” click here for more

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    WIND TO THE RESCUE The U.S. wind energy boom couldn’t be coming at a better time

    Chris Mooney, August 10, 2015 (Washington Post)

    “The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan…requires the country to use a lot more renewable energy by the year 2030 — and a lot less coal. And right on time, [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report finds that wind] is booming, a development that can only help matters when it comes to reducing carbon emissions…[The study suggests] that wind is being installed at a rapid rate, that its costs are plummeting, that its technologies are advancing, and that it is creating a growing number of jobs to boot…Wind energy in the U.S. is now at 66 gigawatts of installed capacity… providing roughly 5 percent of total U.S. electricity demand…[or] enough electricity to power 17.5 million homes…[and] 13 more gigawatts are now [in construction] and set to come online by 2016…[I]n 2012, the U.S. had 1063 gigawatts of total installed electricity capacity…[W]ind now provides 73,000 jobs…[and] is now just 2.35 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s the lowest it has ever been…” click here for more

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