NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, November 9: SOLAR DOLLARS AND SENSE; CALIF PLANS FIRST OCEAN WIND; NEW VALUE FOR EV BATTERIES

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THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 19:

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

  • 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 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 THAT

  • 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
  • AND 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?
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    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
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  • 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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  • FRIDAY WORLD, January 20:

  • The Best Movies About Climate Change
  • Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy
  • China Wind Awaits China Demand
  • India Solar Rising

    Monday, November 09, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, November 9: SOLAR DOLLARS AND SENSE; CALIF PLANS FIRST OCEAN WIND; NEW VALUE FOR EV BATTERIES

    SOLAR DOLLARS AND SENSE Determine Whether Solar Energy Makes Financial Sense for You

    Simone Garneau, November 6, 2015 (Mother Earth News)

    “…[Location] greatly impacts the cost of solar electricity, or LCOE…An average-sized residential solar panel installation with 5-kW capacity would cost about $14,000 ($20,000 minus the 30% federal investment tax credit)…[A]vailable rebates would decrease this cost further…[O]peration and maintenance costs over the expected 20-year lifetime of your panels would be about 20 percent of the initial installation cost before rebates — in this case, about $4,000…$14,000 + $4,000 = $18,000…In San Diego, the solar LCOE] equals about 11 cents/kWh…[I]n Portland, we are looking at about 16 cents/kWh…[C]ompare that number to what you are currently paying for electricity from your local utility…[and remember that while] the LCOE will remain the same over the lifetime of your panels, the cost of electricity from your utility is almost certain to rise…[Also remember the with] solar energy, you will save money AND help our planet…” click here for more

    CALIF PLANS FIRST OCEAN WIND California's first offshore wind farm proposed near Hearst Castle

    Paul Rogers, November 9, 2015 San Jose Mercury News

    “In a venture that could pit the state's commitment to green energy against its famed coastal environmental movement… Trident Winds has filed early paperwork with Morro Bay city officials [to build the first ocean wind farm 15 miles off California's central coast. Floating turbines] would generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 300,000 homes…California is already a national leader in wind energy on land, drawing 8 percent of its electricity from wind turbines…Texas is the only state that generates more electricity from wind…[To reach the state’s new 50 percent renewables by 2030 mandate, it] will need dozens of massive new solar arrays, wind farms and other projects…[Environmentalists are waiting to see the project’s location and how it will impact] migrating whales, night lighting and birds…Floating wind technology is still new…A recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that offshore wind in the United States could supply 4,150 gigawatts of electricity -- four times the electricity now produced by all U.S. power plants combined…” click here for more

    NEW VALUE FOR EV BATTERIES World’s Largest 2nd-Use Stationary Energy Storage Device Under Construction

    Jake Richardson, November 6, 2015 (Clean Technica)

    “Construction of an energy storage station made from vehicle batteries has begun…[at Germany’s] Remondis SE, a recycling service and water company…When completed, it will have a 13 MWh capacity…A different recent energy storage installation in Germany has a 10 MW/10MWH capacity — projects of this scale seem to be popping up quite often lately…[If EV batteries] can be used effectively outside of vehicles…their costs get spread out much more widely among value/benefit from multiple industries…” click here for more

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