NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 21: CLIMATE FACTS AND THE REPUBLICANS; SOLAR PLUS STORAGE COMING SOON; NEW MILITARY SALUTE TO NEW ENERGY

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

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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    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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  • 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, September 21, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, September 21: CLIMATE FACTS AND THE REPUBLICANS; SOLAR PLUS STORAGE COMING SOON; NEW MILITARY SALUTE TO NEW ENERGY

    CLIMATE FACTS AND THE REPUBLICANS Republicans Got One Question About Climate Change At The Debate, And Totally Screwed It Up

    Emily Atkin, September 16, 2015 (ClimateProgress)

    “…[CNN’s Republican presidential debate had one question about] human-caused climate change. The answers went on for about three minutes before debate moderator Jake Tapper abruptly changed the topic…The question, though, was framed in an interesting way: Ronald Reagan’s own secretary of state, George Shultz, has advocated for some kind of action on climate change, just as an ‘insurance policy.’ Tapper asked, why not follow Reagan’s example…Three candidates responded: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. All three argued that nothing should be done by the American government to combat the problem…[and] all three also backed up their argument using a factually murky claim: that government efforts to combat climate change won’t do anything to solve the problem…[But] it’s just untrue — carbon regulations will make a difference…[and] unilaterally solving global warming was never the intention of carbon regulations. The intention was to do our part, thereby motivating other countries to do theirs…” click here for more

    SOLAR PLUS STORAGE COMING SOON Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think

    Chris Mooney, September 16, 2015 (Washington Post)

    “…2015 has seen several key announced, completed, or experimental grid-scale projects pairing batteries and solar photovoltaic panels…SolarCity — which is chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk — has just announced plans to bring precisely this combo to Hawaii, a state that continues to lead the way when it comes to the adoption of solar and batteries, thanks to its towering electricity costs, which are the highest in the nation…SolarCity will provide 20 years of power from a 52-megawatt-hour battery installation that will be able to send as many as 13 megawatts of electricity [from a Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative solar array]to the island’s grid [during evening’s peak demand]…Once that happens, solar energy will be no longer confined to simply being used when the sun is shining…But pairing energy storage with solar arrays is happening in other places, too, albeit at somewhat smaller scales…Energy storage overall is a small market but set to grow quickly…[and] once we break through this barrier, the consequences could be transformative…” click here for more

    NEW MILITARY SALUTE TO NEW ENERGY Military is going big on solar, wind energy

    Joby Warrick, September 21, 2015 (Washington Post)

    “…[The Kings Bay Naval Base solar installation is] only the latest in a series of newly announced solar projects, part of a military-wide renewable-energy binge that has been gaining intensity in recent months. From Florida to California, defense officials are signing contracts with local utilities for huge solar and wind ventures inside military bases or on land nearby…The Pentagon said it is seeking to generate its own power in part to enhance energy security at a time when traditional electric grids are under the threat of cyberattack. But because of their sheer size, the projects are unavoidably affecting energy markets elsewhere in the country, driving down costs for renewables and dampening the demand for power plants that burn natural gas or coal…Last month, the Navy signed a deal to build a [210 MW solar project in the Arizona that] will generate a third of the electricity used by 14 Navy and Marine Corps bases in the western United States…[The Navy is on track] to supply half of the electricity for all its domestic military bases…” click here for more

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