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

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    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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