NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 24: NEW WIND, NEW SOLAR BEAT NEW NAT GAS IN 2015; SOLAR PLUS STORAGE BREAKTHROUGH; THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Risk Of Natural Gas Vs. The Risk Of Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, April 24: The Health Impacts Of Climate Change; New Energy Is Everywhere; Study Shows LA Does Not Need Aliso Canyon
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: How To Win Friends For New Energy
  • Weekend Video: The Electric Vehicle Highway
  • Weekend Video: Wind And The Economy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-A Deeper Look At The Heat
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Gets Market Tough
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-UK Gets Utility-Led Solar Plus Storage
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Germany’s VW Talking Its EV To China
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 20:

  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Military Affirms Climate Change-War Link
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Plus Hydro Drive Wholesale Power Cost Sub-Zero
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Boom Goes On Growing Midwest Wealth
  • TTTA Thursday-More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rocky Mountain compromise: Inside Xcel's landmark Colorado solar settlement
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Fixed charge battle looms in Texas as regulators tackle rate design reform
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: No time to think: How utilities are handling the deluge of grid data

    THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Resource Diversity And Grid Reliability
  • QUICK NEWS, April 18: Study Puts 10-Year Timer On Climate Change; The War Between Wall Street And Solar; New Energy To Power Healthcare
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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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, April 25:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Way To Grow EVs
  • QUICK NEWS, April 25: Private Sector Takes Over The Climate Fight; How Sea Level Rise Would Change The Map; Wind Jobs Top 100,000 As Wind Energy Booms

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, February 24: NEW WIND, NEW SOLAR BEAT NEW NAT GAS IN 2015; SOLAR PLUS STORAGE BREAKTHROUGH; THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    NEW WIND, NEW SOLAR BEAT NEW NAT GAS IN 2015 Almost 2/3 Of New U.S. Generating Capacity In 2015 Is From Renewables; Wind Is Largest Source Of New Capacity, Handily Beating Natural Gas…

    Ken Bossong, February 3, 2016 (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)

    “…[New Energy] accounted for almost two-thirds (63.85%) of the 16,485 megawatts (MW) of new electrical generation placed in service in the United States during calendar year 2015…[according to the monthly Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Wind] accounted for 7,977 MW of new generating capacity - or nearly half (48.39%) of all new capacity for the year. That is a third more than the 5,942 MW of new capacity [from new natural gas. Solar] placed second with 2,042 MW…FERC reported no new capacity at all for the year from nuclear power and just 15 MW from ten units of oil and only 3 MW from a single new unit of coal. Thus, new capacity from renewable energy sources during 2015 (10,525 MW) is more than 700 times greater than that from oil and over 3,500 times greater than that from coal…The share of total installed capacity from non-hydro renewables [is 9.27%]…” click here for more

    SOLAR PLUS STORAGE BREAKTHROUGH Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier; Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market

    Joshua Robertson, 22 February 2016 (The Guardian)

    “…[Australia’s Redback Technologies] claims to have harnessed the power of algorithmic software and efficient design to produce [a highly] cost-effective solar storage system…Despite relying on a smaller battery than [Tesla’s] Powerwall – which is widely expected to be the catalyst for rapid growth of the solar storage market this year – Redback says…it would take an average 5.6 years to earn back [its ‘Ouija board’ system’s] $9,000 price tag through electricity bill savings, versus 11 years on the Powerwall’s $15,000 to $17,000 installation cost…[Redback is] less concerned with batteries as the cutting edge of the household solar energy market as…[with tackling the problem of how households can consume more than 25-30% of the power from] their solar panels…The Powerwall, with its Lithium battery, would take ‘self-consumption’ to 57%...The Ouija system would better that at 61% and ‘about a third less in cost’ than the Powerwall…” click here for more

    THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CLIMATE CHANGE What The Candidates Say About Climate Change

    February 23, 2016 (Here & Now)

    “…[Studies continue to connect extreme weather [to climate change caused by human-produced greenhouse gases…[Republican candidate John Kasich said ‘I’ve talked about climate change. I think there is such a thing… we need to develop all of the renewables and we need to do it in an orderly way, and we need to have wind and we need to have solar’…[Donald Trump said ‘I am not a believer and unless somebody can prove something to me… I believe there’s weather, I believe there’s change and I believe it goes up and it goes down’…[Marco Rubio said] ‘We are not going to destroy our economy, we are not going to make America a harder place to create jobs in order to pursue policies that will do absolutely nothing, nothing, to change our climate, to change our weather’…[Bernie Sanders said] ‘We need to be bold and decisive. We can create millions of jobs. We must, for the sake of our kids and grandchildren, transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy’…[Hillary Clinton said ‘"I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future, or force our children to endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change.’]” click here for more

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