NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 18: WHY MICROSOFT IS BUYING WIND; GOOGLE MAPS THE SUN; TULSA, OK, GOES GEOTHERMAL

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Does The Oil And Gas Industry Finally See Climate Change?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Roadmap To The World New Energy Future Updated
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Where In The World Better Solar Is Being Made
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Windmaker Designing Wind Storage System
  • THE DAY BEFORE

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

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

  • 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 THAT

  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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 LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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, October 1-2:

  • Colbert On The Hillary-Donald Mash-Up On Climate And Other Issues
  • Leo Debuts ‘Before The Flood’ Look At Climate Change
  • New Energy Is Not The Alternative, It Is The Economy

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, August 18: WHY MICROSOFT IS BUYING WIND; GOOGLE MAPS THE SUN; TULSA, OK, GOES GEOTHERMAL

    WHY MICROSOFT IS BUYING WIND Inside Microsoft's wind energy strategy

    Stephen Abbott, August 18, 2015 (GreenBiz)

    “Over the past two years, Microsoft has contracted for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects…capable of generating enough electricity to power 125,000 U.S. homes…[that] could not have been built without the long-term off-take agreement provided by Microsoft…The [Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Center (BRC)…is working to accelerate corporate procurement of off-site renewable energy, such as Microsoft’s, by bringing together corporate buyers, project developers and service providers…Microsoft’s data center energy group, the principal champions of these transactions, pursued renewable energy contracts to both reduce costs and limit the company’s operational exposure to future energy price fluctuations, especially increases…[R]enewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) [allow] the company to balance…large, long-term demand with a similarly large, long-term, fixed-cost supply…[and] save the company money…” click here for more

    GOOGLE MAPS THE SUN Google Launches ‘Project Sunroof’ To Show Where Solar Energy Works Best; How Much Free Power Can You Get From Your Roof?

    Mary Beth Griggs, August 17, 2015 (Popular Science)

    “…Google’s Project Sunroof uses data from Google Maps to tell people whether their homes are good candidates for solar panels…[The website uses location data], Street View, and satellite imagery to calculate the shape of your roof, how much sun your roof gets, and factors in shade from trees and other buildings. It even connects you to solar panel installers in the area, just in case you're so pumped by the results you can't wait to take that next step…[It] is only available in a few places right now…[but] there are plans to expand the project to locations across the country… in keeping with Google's previously stated clean energy ambitions…” click here for more

    TULSA, OK, GOES GEOTHERMAL Geothermal Tapped for 2 Downtown Tulsa Buildings

    Linda Hardesty, August 17, 2015 (Energy Manager Today)

    “Beneath an urban reuse area in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Guthrie Green, a system of geothermal pipes provide cooling for two nearby buildings…A field of 120 500-foot geothermal boreholes were drilled in Guthrie Green prior to the construction of the Tulsa Paper Company building and the Hardesty Arts Center building. The field ties into a hybrid system of geothermal heat pumps and a ground-mounted cooling tower that serve as the main mechanical systems for the buildings…The geothermal-borehole field, which is organized into 15 operating circuits, provides 600 tons of heating and cooling to both buildings, with the capability of reducing heating and cooling costs by about 60 percent…The Tulsa Paper Company building has 15 geothermal-heat-pump systems…and the Hardesty Visual Arts Center has 59…” click here for more

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