NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 5: OVER HALF OF CONSERVATIVES SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL; BUSINESS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT NEW ENERGY; NUKE PLANTS TARGETS FOR CYBER-ATTACK

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Half Of World’s Threatened Mammals Harmed By Climate Changes
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Is World’s Biggest Solar Producer
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Ocean Wind’s Price Getting More Competitive
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Next-Gen Biofuels Advance On The Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Moving Out Of The Goldilocks Zone
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. New Energy Boom Gets Bigger
  • TTTA Thursday-Oil Companies Uneasy As EVs Rise
  • TTTA Thursday-Research Would Make Algae Biofuels Affordable
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Shared Customer Storage May Make Big Batteries Obsolete
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Help For Rural Utilities To Build New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Arizona Utility Leads Trend Toward Demand Charges
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Here Come The Robot Cars
  • QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Plan To Transform Its Energy System
  • QUICK NEWS, February 13: Fashion Faces Climate Change; UPS Delivers Solar; Ocean Wind Becomes The Next Frontier
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Arnold Comes Back Fighting For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The New Energy Revolution Is Now
  • Weekend Video: Wind Works For Rust Belt Economies
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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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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 18-19:

  • “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Some Fact-Finding
  • More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels

    Monday, October 05, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, October 5: OVER HALF OF CONSERVATIVES SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL; BUSINESS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT NEW ENERGY; NUKE PLANTS TARGETS FOR CYBER-ATTACK

    OVER HALF OF CONSERVATIVES SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL Many Conservative Republicans Believe Climate Change Is a Real Threat

    Coral Davenport, September 28, 2015 (NY Times)

    “A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays some role in the change, according to…[What Policies Do Voters - Particularly Republican Voters - Support To Accelerate Development And Use Of Clean Energy?]conducted by three prominent Republican pollsters…The results echo a number of other recent surveys concluding that despite the talk of many of the party’s candidates, a significant number of Republicans and independent voters are inclined to support candidates who would back some form of climate action. It may also point to a problem facing Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination: The activists who crowd town hall meetings and Republican presidential caucuses and primaries might not reflect the broader attitude of even the Republican electorate…” click here for more

    BUSINESS CALLS ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT NEW ENERGY Clean Energy Industries Join Over 580 Signers to Urge Congress to Pass Clean Energy Extenders

    October 5, 2015 (Business Council for Sustainable Energy)

    “…[T]he Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) joined over 580 companies and organizations urging the passage of legislation that provides the extension of expired and expiring tax incentives benefiting clean energy technologies as soon as possible this year…According to the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and BCSE, the use of lower and zero carbon energy sources has grown rapidly over the past seven years. These sectors are quickly embedding themselves into the mainstream fabric of the U.S. energy economy and tax policy has played a role in this transformation. The clean energy tax provisions have a proven track record of helping scale up production and drive down the cost of clean energy technologies, thereby ensuring that market-ready technologies are deployed to their full potential…” click here for more

    NUKE PLANTS TARGETS FOR CYBER-ATTACK Global nuclear facilities 'at risk' of cyber attack

    5 October 2015 (BBC News)

    “The risk of a "serious cyber attack" on nuclear power plants around the world is growing, warns Cyber Security at Civil Nuclear Facilities; Understanding the Risks from Chatham House]…The civil nuclear infrastructure in most nations is not well prepared to defend against such attacks…[because it is ‘insecure by design’ because of its age…Such an attack on a nuclear plant, even if small-scale or unlikely, [needs] to be taken seriously because of the harm that would follow if radiation were released…Unfortunately, research carried out for the study showed that the UK's nuclear plants and associated infrastructure were not well protected or prepared because the industry had converted to digital systems relatively recently…This increasing digitisation and growing reliance on commercial software is only increasing the risks the nuclear industry faces…[The researchers] also found evidence of virtual networks and other links to the public internet on nuclear infrastructure networks. Some of these were forgotten or simply unknown to those in charge of these organisations…” click here for more

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