NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, June 14: Can’t Stop The New Energy; The Big Money In Combined Storage and New Energy; Saving Water Is A Way To New Energy


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  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-This Is How To Beat Climate Change. Now Get To It.
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China To Build World’s Biggest Solar Panel Project
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Europe’s Ocean Wind Boom
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Australia’s Huge Ocean Energy Opportunity


  • TTTA Thursday-How Climate Change Is A Health Insurance Problem
  • TTTA Thursday-World Wind Can Be A Third Of Global Power By 2030
  • TTTA Thursday-First U.S. Solar Sidewalks Installed
  • TTTA Thursday-Looking Ahead At The EV Market

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 'The future grid' and aggregated distributed energy resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Renewable Portfolio Standards offer billions in benefits
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Powered by PTC, wind energy expected to keep booming

  • TODAY’S STUDY: On The Way To 100% New Energy In Hawaii
  • QUICK NEWS, October 18: The Lack Of Climate Change In The Election; Trump And Clinton On Climate Change And New Energy; New Energy Keeps Booming

  • TODAY’S STUDY: New Energy For New Urbanists
  • QUICK NEWS, October 17: Chemical Mulitnationals Bet on Climate Solutions; World Wind Gets Bigger; SolarReserve Power Plant Possibilities Rising

  • Weekend Video: High Water Everywhere
  • Weekend Video: Chasing Extreme Weather To Catch Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: Wind Power On The Land
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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, October 22-23:

  • The Most Unlikely Eco-Warriors Of All Time
  • A New Energy Vision
  • Solutions – Solar
  • Solutions – Wind

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, June 14: Can’t Stop The New Energy; The Big Money In Combined Storage and New Energy; Saving Water Is A Way To New Energy

    Can’t Stop The New Energy Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report

    Marlowe Hood, June 13, 2016 (PhysOrg)

    “…Renewables are set to attract $7.8 trillion (6.9 trillion euros) by 2040, nearly four times as much as carbon-based power over the same period, [according to the New Energy Outlook 2016 from Bloomberg New Energy Finance]… The impact of cheap gas and coal will be offset, it projected, by drops of 41 and 60 percent, respectively, in the price of power from wind and solar panels…[But the shift] will not happen quickly enough to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), much less the more ambitious goal embraced by the world's nations last December…To achieve even the two-degree target, additional investment of $5.3 trillion in zero-carbon power—on top of the projected $7.8 trillion—would be needed by 2040, the report concludes…The energy sector accounts for two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions that drive global warming…Currently, 80 percent of global energy consumption is drawn from fossil fuels…China's slowing economy and retreat from coal [is important but energy demands in India] are forecast to nearly quadruple in the next quarter century…[making it the key] to the future global emissions trend…” click here for more

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    The Big Money In Combined Storage and New Energy Energy storage for renewables can be a good investment today, study finds; Systems that bank energy can add value to solar and wind projects.

    David L. Chandler, June 13, 2016 (MIT News)

    “…[The complicated economic and technology] decision may be critical to the future growth of renewable energy…[ Value of storage technologies for wind and solar energy by MIT researchers] shows how to evaluate the technology choices available, including batteries, pumped hydroelectric storage, and compressed air energy storage, and demonstrates that even with today’s prices for these technologies, such storage systems make good economic sense in some locations, but not yet in others…[What matters] to potential investors is the price curve rather than the demand curve…[The value of storage] varies widely by location, because of large variations in the frequency and magnitude of spikes in the price and how the solar and wind resources fluctuate over time…[Mostly] the costs of such systems don’t yet make them profitable enough without policy support…[But] market adoption already makes sense in [locations like Texas, California, and Massachusetts], and could be boosted with modest public policy support, which in turn would stimulate technological improvement in storage to encourage further growth…” click here for more

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    Saving Water Is A Way To New Energy Water conservation has saved energy, cut greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

    Joshua Emerson Smith, June 7, 2016 (LA Times)

    “…[During California’s initial emergency conservation program that stretched from June 2015 through February, energy savings from water conservation totaled 922,543 megawatt-hours — enough to power 135,000 homes for a year, according to [data from the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency…The electricity saved from less water consumption [460 gigawatt-hours at a cost of $44.8 million] was substantial enough that during peak summer months last year, savings equaled the effect of all energy efficiency programs offered by major investor-owned utilities in the state combined [459.4 gigawatt-hours at a cost of roughly $172.6 million] — and at less than a third of the cost…[The emergency conservation program] saved more than 423 billion gallons of water, leaving resources stored underground or in reservoirs.” click here for more

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