NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 2: RISING WATERS ON MIAMI BEACH; SOLAR CAN BE GREAT ON THE GREAT LAKES; THE BARGAIN IN DRIVING ELECTRIC

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YESTERDAY

  • Weekend Video: A Rogue Climate Scientist Talks To Seth Meyers
  • Weekend Video: The Rogue Scientist Does A Climate Denier Fact Check
  • Weekend Video: How Anybody With A Good New Energy Idea Can Change The World
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Climate Change Is More Than Warming
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Takes Global Wind Lead
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Aussies Lead Charge To Solar+Storage
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-How Brexit Could Impact UK Ocean Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 23:

  • TTTA Thursday-Infrastructure Fix Should Face Changing Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-Grid Operator Says ‘Gimme More Ocean Wind!’
  • TTTA Thursday-Marines Assault Old Energy In $80 Million Solar Build
  • TTTA Thursday-Cars With Plugs Face Fight With Agro-Oil Alliance
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Urgent Need For Planning New Transmission Now
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Four Ways To Reconsider Net Metering
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Energy Storage Solution
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Delivering Electricity Through The Cloud
  • QUICK NEWS, February 21: What Businesses Can Do About Climate Change; High Winds Rising In The Deep South; When Solar Stocks Will Come Back
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • A Presidents’ Day Visit To The White House
  • Obama Did It
  • The President Reports
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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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, February 27:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Wind’s Big Year
  • QUICK NEWS, February 27: Heartland City Leaders Face Climate Change; EVs Nearer To Going Plug-Free; Politics Block Farmers From Growing Solar

    Wednesday, March 02, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, March 2: RISING WATERS ON MIAMI BEACH; SOLAR CAN BE GREAT ON THE GREAT LAKES; THE BARGAIN IN DRIVING ELECTRIC

    RISING WATERS ON MIAMI BEACH Can Miami Beach survive climate change?

    John D. Sutter, February 29, 2016 (CNN)

    “…At even 2 to 4 feet of sea level rise, [Miami Beach, an island off South Florida,] will be considerably flooded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 6 feet of sea level increase is possible by century's end. These are long-term trends -- measured in decades and generations -- but they're certainly frightening…[Some are leaving but the city] is regarded by many as a proactive leader in efforts to hold back the threats of rising tides…Susanne Torriente, assistant city manager and "chief resiliency officer" for Miami Beach, said the city has started an] incremental adaptation…[with] an aggressive stormwater program that includes installing pumps…[that] take the water and push it out…[It is also] elevating roads…[and improving its seawalls though. because Miami sits on limestone, which is porous, the water could] just go under them…[She said the important message is: Climate change is here and sea level is rising]…” click here for more

    SOLAR CAN BE GREAT ON THE GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Bay Region Seeks To Increase Its Solar Energy Footprint

    February 29, 2016 (WSGW-AM)

    “Solar manufacturers Suniva, Hemlock SemiConductor, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning are a big part of the Great Lakes Bay Region economy. Now a coalition is working to make the region a big solar energy user…The area’s economic development agencies Bay Future, Midland Tomorrow and Saginaw Future, with the Institute for Energy Innovation are starting the campaign to ‘Solarize Michigan’…Suniva will be the exclusive source of solar panels for the projects. Dow ‘PowerHouse’ shingles are also available at a higher cost. Three contractor firms have been chosen to install the equipment. The use of solar panels will cut energy costs and reduce the stress on the electrical distribution grid, especially during peak summer time use periods…Home owners and small businesses can take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit and the solar system, often good for up to 30 years, can pay for itself, through lower energy costs, in about eight years…” click here for more

    THE BARGAIN IN DRIVING ELECTRIC How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

    Stephen Edelstein, March 1, 2016 (Green Car Reports)

    “…[For] electric cars, range is a commodity…We looked at every electric car currently on sale, as well as the upcoming 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3, and some of the longer-range plug-in hybrids…With anticipated base prices under $40,000, the Bolt EV and Model 3 appear ready to lower the cost of range drastically…[P]lug-in hybrids proved significantly more expensive per mile of range than battery-electric vehicles--likely due to their two powertrains…If Tesla can achieve its claimed $35,000 base price and 200-mile range, the Model 3 will offer the cheapest range of any electric car…Add in the $1,200 destination charge Tesla applies to all of its other cars, and the Model 3 achieves an impressive $181 per mile…That shows just how powerful a force a 200-mile electric car could be in the market…Right behind the Model 3 is the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, which will also have a 200-mile range…[T]he Bolt EV will start at $37,500 before any Federal, state, or local incentives…That price includes destination, bringing the estimate for the Chevy to $187 per mile…” click here for more

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