NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 16: MILITARY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE; THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR; UTILITY BACKS EV CHARGERS

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YESTERDAY

  • 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

  • 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 THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: In The Wake Of The Massive Aliso Canyon Leak
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Rise Of Distributed Energy Resources Goes On
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Community Solar Matures And Evolves
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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)
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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, September 28:

  • 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

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, February 16: MILITARY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE; THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR; UTILITY BACKS EV CHARGERS

    MILITARY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE U.S. military to assess and manage risks of climate change

    Susan Grigsby, February 14, 2016 (Daily Kos)

    “…The military is capable of doing a competent job of protecting the environment at the same time that it is training its forces for combat…Which is why the uproar on the right over the latest Department of Defense (DoD) directive is rather insulting to our military forces…Last summer, the Pentagon issued a response to a congressional inquiry on the National Security Implications of Climate-Related Risks and a Changing Climate. In the introduction, the seriousness of climate change is made clear…And in the conclusion, the security threat represented by climate change is reiterated, and a plan to address the risk is promised…In a directive released last month—and much to the dismay of the climate change deniers—[DoD’s Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience establishes a plan to] identify and assess the effects of climate change on their mission…” click here for more

    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR 5 Facts You Didn't Know About Solar Energy; While oil prices have been falling solar energy has become a real force in the energy business.

    Travis Hoium, February 13, 2016 (Motley Fool)

    “…[Five things you need to know about solar: 1-Households in most of the Southwestern and Northeastern U.S. can] go solar for $0…The booming residential solar market has been driven by $0-down [purchase and lease agreements from companies like] SolarCity or Sunrun…[2-Utility-scale contracts from companies like First Solar] are coming in at $0.05 per kWh or less in sunny locations, which is competitive with the costs to generate electricity from fossil fuels…[B]etween 2009 and 2014, the cost of an industry-leading utility-scale solar power plant has fallen more than 50%...[3-Over] 1% of all electricity produced in the U.S. [in 2015] came from solar energy…[4-Solar energy production comes in all sizes…[SunPower is both building the world's largest solar power plant and selling solar cells to companies that make personal chargers…[5-There's enough solar energy hitting Earth every hour to replace every barrel of oil, every lump of coal, and every other energy source used on earth for an entire year…” click here for more

    UTILITY BACKS EV CHARGERS Power company proposes hundreds of electric car charging stations across Eastern Washington

    February 14, 2016 (AP via Fox News)

    “…[Avista Utilities] is asking [the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission] to approve a two-year pilot program [to install 265 charging stations for electric cars in eastern Washington state citing environmental benefits, fuel cost savings and vehicle performance as benefits of the plan…[The utility] estimates it will cost about $3.1 million to put the charging stations in 120 homes, 100 work places, and 45 public locations…[Avista will be ready to begin installations] in May if the plan is approved.” click here for more

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