NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 4: Four Telling Facts About Climate Change; The EV Is Coming On Fast; Landmark Hybrid Geothermal-Solar Plant for NV

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    Monday, April 04, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, April 4: Four Telling Facts About Climate Change; The EV Is Coming On Fast; Landmark Hybrid Geothermal-Solar Plant for NV

    Four Telling Facts About Climate Change 4 Climate Change Facts Everyone Should Know

    Kirsten Silvan, April 3, 2016 (Inquisitr)

    “…[An enormous body of data over many years reveals] certain facts about climate change…[One is that if] every country on earth lived the way we do in the United States, it would take at least five planets with equivalent resources to provide adequate resources…[A second is that 2015 was 0.75C warmer than the long-term average between 1961-1990 and data suggests that 2015 ‘shattered’ the temperature record by the widest margin ever recorded [due to a combination of El Niño and human-induced warming]…[Third, sea] levels are expected to rise up to 23 inches by the end of this century…[This] would displace up to half of the world’s population who live within 37 miles of the ocean, along with three-quarters of the Earth’s largest cities…[and sea levels are rising] up to four times faster along the eastern coast of the United States…[Finally, if the pattern is unchanged, the] majority of the Arctic basin will be ice-free in September 2040…” See the video below for the solution and click here for more

    The EV Is Coming On Fast One dramatic chart shows why electric cars are about to become mainstream

    Rebecca Harrington, March 29, 2016 (Tech Insider)

    “One of the most expensive parts — if not the most expensive part — of an electric car is its battery…Researchers estimate that once EV batteries cost $150 per kilowatt hour (kWh), they'll be cost-competitive with gas vehicles…[A fully-charged Tesla Model S 90D can now] go about 270 miles on its 85 kWh battery, according to the company…EV batteries have dramatically dropped in price over the last five years, according to the [just-released United Nations-backed] Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016…In 2010, the global average was $1,000 per kWh. By last year, it had fallen to $350 per kWh…Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3will be priced at about $35,000. And the Chevy Bolt, expected for late 2016, will cost $30,000…If batteries keep decreasing in price at this rate, a report from Argonne National Laboratory predicts that electric cars will make up 58% of the light vehicle market by 2030. And by then, non-hybrid gas cars will comprise less than one-fourth of the market…” click here for more

    Landmark Hybrid Geothermal-Solar Plant for NV Nevada Power Plant First in World With Solar-Geothermal Mix

    Scott Sonner, March 29, 2016 (Associated Press via ABC News)

    “…[The final piece of the 61 megawatt Stillwater Hybrid Power Plant, the only hybrid power plant in the world producing renewable energy by combining a 33 megawatt geothermal plant with two kinds of solar power, is now in place. Built by Enel Green Power North America, a subsidiary of Italy’s Enel, it] produces energy more efficiently through a complementary operation that relies on [a 26 megawatt capacity from] solar panels and a new [2 megawatt] solar thermal operation on the sunniest and hottest days when geothermal production is lower than average…[The original geothermal plant was built in 2009 and the] photovoltaic component powered by solar panels was added in 2012. The new solar thermal system, which produces energy from heat, rather than light, began operation last year…” click here for more

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