NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 5: NASA Goes Live With Climate Change Data; Ivanpah Solar Power Tower Hits Its Marks; California Moves Toward Floating Offshore Wind

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YESTERDAY

  • 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

    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 THE DAY BEFORE

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

  • A Presidents’ Day Visit To The White House
  • Obama Did It
  • The President Reports
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: “The S Hits The Fan”
  • Weekend Video: Some Fact-Finding
  • Weekend Video: More Jobs In New Energy Than In Fossil Fuels
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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)
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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, February 25-26:

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

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, April 5: NASA Goes Live With Climate Change Data; Ivanpah Solar Power Tower Hits Its Marks; California Moves Toward Floating Offshore Wind

    NASA Goes Live With Climate Change Data NASA’s new sea level site puts climate change papers, data, and tools online

    Devin Coldewey, April 4, 2016 (Tech Crunch)

    NASA just went live with it sea level tracking website. The free online resources make the all the proof of climate anybody could ever want just a click away…The Sea Level Change site provides space-based imagery as well as the history of sea level, ice reach, and other climate marker observing…It shows sea level now rising 3.4 millimeters annually…The Data Analysis Tool offers a world map with layers to analyze and animate that make it possible to watch sea level height and temperature changing over time. More datasets will be added…The database of published papers provides ample documentation…click here for more

    Ivanpah Solar Power Tower Hits Its Marks NRG Says Massive California Solar Plant Now on Pace to Meet Goal

    Joe Ryan, March 29, 2016 (Bloomberg News)

    NRG Energy, co-owner and operator of the three unit, 377 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s biggest concentrating solar power plant, provided new production numbers showing it is on pace to meet the output called for in its contract with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)…The project generated 67,260 MWh of electricity in February, more than twice its February 2015 output of 30,273 MWh and may generate as much as 102% of its March target output, according to NRG, which co-owns Ivanpah with BrightSource Energy and Alphabet’s Google…NRG just entered a forbearance agreement with PG&E because units 1 and 3 did not meet the contract’s production target for its first two years of generation. New 12 month trend data shows it came within about 97% of that production target, according to BrightSource Sr VP Joseph Desmond…click here for more

    California Moves Toward Floating Offshore Wind US Considers 800-MW Floating Wind Farm in California

    Brian Eckhouse, March 24, 2016 (Bloomberg News via Renewable Energy World)

    The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) ruled the Trident Winds application to development a floating offshore wind project off the California coast meets the legal, technical, and financial standards for a commercial lease on the Outer Continental Shelf…Trident’s unsolicited January application proposed an up to 1,000 MW wind project about 33 nautical miles northwest of Morro Bay off California’s coast. The project’s first phase would consist of 100 floating turbines with nameplate capacities of between 7 MW and 8 MW…BOEM will next determine whether a competitive or non-competitive bidding process for leases is needed and solicit input from the public…Two floating wind turbine designs are expected to be available to developers after 2020, Statoil’s Hywind and Principle Power’s WindFloat…click here for more

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