NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, November 21: The Military Is Serious About Climate Change; General Motors To Build Cars With Wind; Why The Solar Deal Keeps Getting Better

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-The Heat Stayed On In 2016
  • TTTA Thursday-Three Ways Solar Will Grow
  • TTTA Thursday-North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open
  • TTTA Thursday-Plugs Could Change The Future of Cars Completely
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: 4 Drivers Of Solar Growth Everybody Needs To Know
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Maryland RPS And The National Divide On Clean Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Why California Wants Western Electricity Delivery Organized
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Who In Clean Tech Is Boosting New Energy
  • QUICK NEWS, January 17: New Energy’s Fight Against Climate Change Won’t Be Done; New Energy Jobs Leapt Again Last Year; Nebraska Gets Wind Power Economy Bump
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: A Call To Climate Action From Al Gore
  • Weekend Video: A Closer Look At Wind And Solar
  • Weekend Video: Why Solar Beats Coal
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Does Climate Change Make Nuclear A Good Idea?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Who In The World Is Winning With Solar?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Wind Powers Scotland Four Straight Days
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Will China Bust Open The Global EV Market?
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, January 12:

  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 1 - Cleaner Air and Water
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 2 - More Jobs
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 3 - Better Health, Less Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy Mandates, Part 4 - The Great Deal
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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, January 20:

  • The Best Movies About Climate Change
  • Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy
  • China Wind Awaits China Demand
  • India Solar Rising

    Monday, November 21, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, November 21: The Military Is Serious About Climate Change; General Motors To Build Cars With Wind; Why The Solar Deal Keeps Getting Better

    The Military Is Serious About Climate Change Military plans for climate change despite skeptics

    W.J. Hennigan, November 20, 2016 (LA Times via Duluth News Tribune)

    “…[The Pentagon has publicly attributed damage to its domestic facilities caused by increasingly severe weather to climate change even though] President-elect Donald Trump has described global warming as a hoax, and Republicans in Congress who reject science showing that greenhouse gases have warmed the planet have blocked funding to help the Pentagon…But the debate is settled at the Pentagon. Rising sea levels and temperatures have forced it to rebuild or move roads, housing, airfields and other vulnerable facilities damaged by mudslides in Hawaii, floods in Virginia, drought in California and thawing permafrost in Alaska…The Pentagon doesn’t say that climate change alone will cause wars. But the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Defense Department’s major planning plan for the next four years, calls it an ‘accelerant of instability’ and a ‘threat multiplier…’” click here for more

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    General Motors To Build Cars With Wind GM to power Arlington plant with energy from Texas wind farm

    Steve Kaskovich, November 17, 2016 (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)

    “…[President-elect Donald Trump’s climate change skeptism isn’t slowing the General Motors push] for renewable energy…[T]he automaker announced its biggest renewables deal to date, buying enough wind power to cover electricity needs at 16 [Texas] facilities including its Arlington assembly plant and the GM Financial headquarters in downtown Fort Worth…[It] will purchase 50 megawatts of power produced at Cactus Flats, a 150-megawatt wind farm being developed by Renewable Energy Systems…When the contract begins in the first half of 2018, 6 percent of GM’s global energy use will be powered by renewable energy…GM has committed to be completely powered by renewable energy by 2050, as well as develop electric vehicles, to help address climate change. The automaker is part of a coalition of companies called RE100 dedicated to the same goal…” click here for more

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    Why The Solar Deal Keeps Getting Better 4 Reasons The Cost Of Solar Energy Keeps Falling

    Sarah Lozanova, November 21, 2016 (Earth911)

    “…Solar power is growing at an unprecedented rate of 43 percent, year over year…[and its plummeting cost] is fueling a boom in popularity…[S]olar has already achieved price parity in 10 states…[The costs of manufacturing panels, inverters, and racking] have come down at a steady pace each year…This downward price trend is very common with new technologies. Remember how expensive new DVD players and cell phones were when they were first introduced? The cost per unit declines sharply once manufacturing kicks into high gear…[The most efficient solar panels available on the market have an efficiency of 22.5 percent and] most panels are in the 14 to 16 percent range…Efficiency in turn fuels greater opportunities to sell more solar generation capacity…[T]he Solar Investment Tax Credit has offered greater stability and a significant incentive for installing solar energy systems, for both the residential and commercial markets…[The recent solar energy trends are expected to continue because the] lower the price of a solar system and the shorter the payback period, the more people will go solar…” click here for more

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