NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 8: Numbers Show Leo’s Oscars Pitch On Climate Woke Audience Up; Tesla Driving From Car Company To New Energy Powerhouse; Xcel Will Add Wind To Cut Costs

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • TTTA Thursday-Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • TTTA Thursday-Funding Better Transportation
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Mixed-ownership models spur utility investment in microgrids
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the wind industry can continue its boom into the 2020s
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

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

  • 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
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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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  • FRIDAY WORLD, April 28:

  • Climate Change Is Driving People Nuts
  • China Leading The Global Wind Boom
  • Harvesting The Riches Of Africa’s Deserts
  • Big Oil Faces Up To Cars With Plugs

    Monday, August 08, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, August 8: Numbers Show Leo’s Oscars Pitch On Climate Woke Audience Up; Tesla Driving From Car Company To New Energy Powerhouse; Xcel Will Add Wind To Cut Costs

    Numbers Show Leo’s Oscars Pitch On Climate Woke Audience Up Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar Speech on Climate Change Makes a Difference Based on Statistics

    Sky Selrach, August 8, 2016 (Nature World News)

    “…[The numbers show Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar speech on climate change got people talking, according to] researchers from San Diego State University…DiCaprio, who won the award for best actor, spoke up about climate change in his acceptance speech. At that time, 34.5 million people were watching him…After his speech, tweets about climate change and global warming rose up to 636%...It is reportedly the highest record in the database, which is up to 250,000 tweets. Aside from Twitter, it affected the number on Google searches. Climate change became the highest search on Google trends…The study simply concludes that celebrities are indeed agents of change, especially when it comes to important world issues…” click here for more

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    Tesla Driving From Car Company To New Energy Powerhouse Solar System: Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire?

    Russ Mitchell, August 8, 2016 (LA Times)

    “…[At Tesla Motors, Elon Musk is tapping into Apple-style branding magic to expand his car company into an] ecosystem centered on sustainable energy, solar panels and batteries…[He wants to merge Tesla with SolarCity to bring a major solar energy company into the fold, and he is] laying out a sweeping ‘master plan’ to transform Tesla beyond cars, by expanding into eco-friendly trucks and buses, ride-sharing and more…The bold entrepreneur envisions Tesla stores as all-in-one destinations for green-minded shoppers, where one can buy an electric car, a charging station, a solar rooftop for the house and a futuristic-looking battery to store the excess power…

    “…[To make the company into a] creator of a new way of living, with image and branding and marketing that convince consumers of all kinds to shell out big bucks…Musk needs many, many more customers…There’s no guarantee that people are ready to flock to solar power in the numbers necessary for success. There’s no assurance that he can bring prices down for cars and energy systems low enough to appeal to the masses. It’s unclear whether a market exists for a home energy software ecosystem powerful enough to hold customers…” click here for more

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    Xcel Will Add Wind To Cut Costs Xcel Energy plans to add more wind energy: company

    Bob Matyi, 4 August 2016 (S&P Global/Platts)

    “Xcel Energy plans to add at least 800 MW of wind energy over the next five years to help advance its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 from 2005 levels…[but] was forced to cut its electric sales forecast for 2016 after results of the first six months failed to meet its previous projections…[T]he staff of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has recommended conditional approval of the company's proposed 600-MW Rush Creek wind farm, which would be the state's largest wind project to date…Xcel serves customers in eight states…[and wants] to add more wind energy in its home state of Minnesota…Xcel also filed an application with Colorado regulators for a $500 million [grid improvement project that] would include the installation of advanced meters…” click here for more

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