NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 23: PAINTING BY CLIMATE CHANGE NUMBERS; NORTH CAROLINA’S SOLAR CHAMPION; THE RISE OF SMART CARS

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar Surging, States Responding
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Solar-Residential Solar Face Off
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Hard Road To A New Solar Paradigm In Montana
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Most Energy Efficient Cities Right Now
  • QUICK NEWS, May 23: How To Tell Kids About Climate Change; California Takes A New Look At Wind; Mercedes Benz Goes Solar – With Batteries
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Solar For Everybody Else
  • QUICK NEWS, May 22: The Plan To Beat Climate Change; Ready For The Offshore Wind Boom; Solar Research Faces Trump Cuts
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Forget The Planet, Save The Pizza
  • Weekend Video: Wind Power Shines Its Light
  • Weekend Video: Storing Solar As A Liquid
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The Inner Circle Of Climate Action
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Europe Building Wind For A Continent
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Solar Is A Better And Better Buy
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Big Wind A Go-Go Near Home of Beatles’ Beat
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, May 18:

  • TTTA Thursday-Methane From Alaskan Tundra Accelerating Climate Changes
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Voters Back Paris Climate Deal 5 to 1
  • TTTA Thursday-The Tesla Solar Roof Value Calculation
  • TTTA Thursday-Senator Slams Tilted DOE Grid Study
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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, May25:

  • New Study Explicitly Refutes Trump EPA Head’s Denial
  • Solar Jobs Lead U.S. Economy
  • Wind Gets Endorsement From U.S. Utility Giant

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, February 23: PAINTING BY CLIMATE CHANGE NUMBERS; NORTH CAROLINA’S SOLAR CHAMPION; THE RISE OF SMART CARS

    PAINTING BY CLIMATE CHANGE NUMBERS Painter captures the data of climate change in 7 stunning watercolors

    Corinne Segal, February 22, 2016 (PBS Newshour)

    “Most paintings don’t come with an x- and y-axis. But for Jill Pelto, art is all about the numbers…The artist, who graduated in December from the University of Maine with a degree in earth science and studio art, creates paintings based on graphs of data on the environmental effects of climate change…[detailing] glacial melt, animal populations and forest fires, among others…Seven years ago, Pelto began assisting on a project led by her father, glacial researcher Mauri Pelto…

    “Pelto hopes that her pieces can work as a visual link to the data, grabbing the attention of people for whom those numbers aren’t enough…[and who] are attracted to the visuals of art…Most of her data comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Climate Central and other researchers whose work she has studied…’My main audience are those people that know climate change is going on and know these are important issues, but either don’t realize how drastic it is or don’t stay informed.’” click here for more

    NORTH CAROLINA’S SOLAR CHAMPION State Rep. Szoka promotes reforms to boost solar energy

    Steve DeVane, February 21, 2016 (Fayetteville Observer)

    “…[North Carolina lawmaker] John Szoka tried to get a bill passed last year that would have allowed power customers to buy electricity from someone other than a utility company…Now, he's setting his sights on comprehensive energy reform as co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy. He said he hopes a bill will pass next year…[Last year’s unsuccessful bill] would have made it easier for electricity customers to install solar or other renewable energy systems on their properties…[by allowing] a third party company to install the generation equipment such as a solar farm. That third party would have owned the equipment on the customer's property and sold the power it generated to the customer…Polls showed that 75 percent of North Carolina residents support renewable energy…[But] arguments against the bill included debate about whether policy changes should come before technical solutions…[and] a lack of knowledge about the issue among lawmakers…[His new bill will confront all the questions about New Energy, including the state’s renewables mandate, tax credits, and] net metering, which allows customers to generate their own electricity…” click here for more

    THE RISE OF SMART CARS What the Combination of Electric Cars and Software May Yield; NextEV’s Padmasree Warrior says the auto market is poised for an upheaval

    Robert MacMillan, February 21, 2016 (Wall Street Journal)

    “Padmasree Warrior thinks the auto industry is starting to look a lot like the cellphone business just before the iPhone shook things up…[Ms. Warrior is] U.S. CEO and global chief development officer of NextEV [and brings Silicon Valley software-engineering expertise to the] Shanghai-based startup that wants to bring the electric car to China…

    "...[NextEV expects to introduce its first vehicle, a high-end, 1,360-horsepower electric car, by year’s end [but ultimately aims to deliver an affordable alternative for China’s emerging middle class because China is where Warrior believes the electric car will] take off first…In the next decade, [she believes] the car will be the smartest device that people will own, [that software will be a critical enabler,] and NextEV wants to bring the mobile Internet experience to the vehicle…” click here for more

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