NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 9: SOLAR READY TO BREAK RECORDS; GREAT LAKES MAPPED FOR WIND; WAVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 4 Drivers Of Solar Growth Everybody Needs To Know
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Maryland RPS And The National Divide On Clean Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why California Wants Western Electricity Delivery Organized
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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 THAT

  • 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?
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    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 LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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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, January 19:

  • The Heat Stayed On In 2016
  • Three Ways Solar Will Grow
  • North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open
  • Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely

    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, September 9: SOLAR READY TO BREAK RECORDS; GREAT LAKES MAPPED FOR WIND; WAVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES

    SOLAR READY TO BREAK RECORDS Why solar energy is poised for yet another record year

    Chris Mooney, September 9, 2015 (Washington Post)

    “The U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015…[and will add 7 gigawatts of new capacity to its 20-plus gigawatts of currently installed capacity], according to [Solar Market Insight Report 2015 Q2]…A gigawatt is equivalent to 1 billion watts and can power some 164,000 homes…[The second quarter of 2015 set] a new record for residential rooftop solar installations…[with] 70 percent year-over-year growth…[Solar was 40%] of all new electricity installations in the U.S. in the first six months of this year…[T]he growth boom is being fueled by a combination of declining costs, low interest rates, and a federal solar investment tax credit…[but] after 2016, if the solar investment tax credit is allowed to decline, the industry will face considerable uncertainty from 2017 to 2019…The situation is expected to then change again after 2020, as a key incentive program that’s part of the federal Clean Power Plan goes into effect, which will strongly favor solar and wind…” click here for more

    GREAT LAKES MAPPED FOR WIND New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

    Blaine Friedlander, September 9, 2015 (PhysOrg)

    “By compiling meteorological wind data – derived from several sources – Cornell University and the Technical University of Denmark scientists have assembled the first full observational wind atlas of the Great Lakes. The atlas bolsters the chances for developing wind energy in the region…Accurate wind data lives in a disjointed and disjunctive world. The researchers have meshed these data to create a high-definition atlas, using information gathered from weather stations, buoys, QuikSCAT (a NASA satellite that collects wind direction and speed data over water bodies) and satellites equipped with synthetic aperture radar, or SAR…For years, scientists, economists and environmentalists have touted the potential for wind-energy development in the Great Lakes region…Assembling this atlas and this kind of work helps agencies that plan wind farms or manage where wind farms will be located by identifying optimal locations…” click here for more

    WAVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES OPT upgrades PowerBuoy

    September 8, 2015 (ReNews)

    “Ocean Power Technologies has deployed its APB350 A1 PowerBuoy approximately 14 miles north-east of Atlantic City in New Jersey…[T]he unit contains an improved power take off system compared with the APB350 model…[but] uses the company’s prior generation modular energy storage system, which is capable of supplying uninterrupted power to its payloads for up to seven days in calm sea states…Real-time performance and weather data will be collected and transmitted to OPT’s monitoring and analysis centre at its headquarters in Pennington, New Jersey…[in anticipation of eventually taking its place as a source of] persistent and renewable, offshore power…[or a] robust and cost effective alternative to incumbent solutions that utilize battery, solar and diesel power…” click here for more

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