NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar

    Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop The Trump administration can’t entirely roll back progress on climate change. Here’s why.

    Jessica F. Green, February 10, 2017 (Washington Post)

    “Environmentalists are not happy with the Trump administration…[But here’s] the good news: States, cities and many companies in the United States realize that…[rational policies provide] important health benefits, such as reducing smog, and [help] authorities prepare for climate-induced changes, such as floods and droughts. For companies, planning for the future is just good business…The C40 Cities initiative is a network of more than 80 cities, including 13 in the United States, and represents 600 million people around the globe. Their governments are collaborating on climate efforts, and they have committed to mandatory measurement and reporting of emissions and other policy measures…Eight U.S. cities also joined the ambitious Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, where cities pledge to cut emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050…[New York, Miami, and many other U.S. cities are also preparing for a changed climate…[T]he fate of Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) is unclear…[but] many U.S. utilities are moving forward assuming CPP or other regulations will be in place…All of these moves suggest there’s reason to be hopeful…” click here for more

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    Wind’s Price Getting Better Wind costs heading in the right direction; WORLDWIDE: Wind power's competitive position continues to improve despite historically low fossil-fuel prices.

    David Milborrow, 31 January 2017 (Windpower Monthly)

    “…Despite the low oil, gas and coal prices of the past two and half years, the renewable-energy industry has remained buoyant…[According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), ‘major transformations’ in global energy will make renewables and natural gas the big winners through 2040. Most renewables-based generation is already competitive without subsidies and, with the oil price now rising to over $50 a barrel, the outlook is even better for] renewables, particularly wind power…Onshore wind energy is already proving to be commercially competitive in some markets. If the cost of electricity from conventional fossil-fuel sources increases, that process will accelerate…[The latest manufacturer’s data] suggests that turbine-selling prices in the third quarter of 2016 were $941/kW, 8% lower than in the corresponding period in 2015…” click here for more

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    Vermont Health Care Goes Solar Medicine turns to solar energy

    Susan Smallher, February 11, 2017 (Rutland Herald)

    “…[The Springfield, VT, Hospital and Health Center] has completed its first solar project, with the installation of four solar panels in front of the entrance of the health center…[T]he hospital will build a full solar array on land adjacent to the hospital later this year…[The smaller solar system will] produce hot water for use for the doctors and patients at the health center, and the larger, net metered system at the hospital [will] produce electricity to offset the hospital’s usage…[Engineers determined the building’s] roof was not suitable…[The $30,000 four panel hot water system was installed before the onset of winter and has] already started decreasing the center’s use of fossil fuels…During the next 10 years, the hot water system will offset the use of 2,500 gallons of propane, which would ordinarily heat the 600,000 gallons of water used annually by staff members, patients and visitors to the health center…” click here for more

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