NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 6: Climate Change Has An Identity Crisis; Wind Passes 5.5% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity; Amazon Adds Rooftop Solar

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    Monday, March 06, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, March 6: Climate Change Has An Identity Crisis; Wind Passes 5.5% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity; Amazon Adds Rooftop Solar

    Climate Change Has An Identity Crisis A Threat by Any Other Name; Climate change is political. Should planners talk about something else?

    Henry Grabar, March 6, 2017 (Slate)

    “…[On the Republican Party-dominated Great Plains, the average temperature has jumped 1.5 degrees in the last 50 years and is expected to rise between 2.5 and 13 degrees by the end of this century, severely compounding already measurable changes that are transforming the environmental factors. M]ayors, county commissioners, and other officials have been pushing policies to adapt to their changing environment and slow its transformation…Some are basic quality-of-life proposals that establish biking and hiking trails or require developers to plant trees. Other, less popular initiatives were more explicit, like green fleets of municipal vehicles or zoning ordinances that account for sprawl’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions…[Most are not framed as climate change measures but as ways to save money, conserve resources, or preserve] clean water…The Rockefeller Foundation has invested more than $500 million in resilience since 2005 and developed 100 Resilient Cities, an organization that helps [prepare] cities around the world…” click here for more

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    Wind Passes 5.5% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity US wind generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016; 5 Heartland states now more than 20% wind-powered

    March 6, 2017 (American Wind Energy Association)

    “....[W]ind supplied over 5.5 percent of electricity nationwide, up from 4.7 percent in 2015 [according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]…With 99 percent of wind turbines located in rural areas, wind power’s steady growth as a share of the nation’s electricity supply has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America…[that reached over $13.8 billion in 2016]…In Oklahoma, wind’s share of total electricity generation grew from 18.4 percent in 2015 to 25.1 percent in 2016. In Iowa, wind grew from 31.5 percent to 36.6 percent – the highest in the nation – and in Kansas, wind’s share increased from 24.1 percent to 29.6 percent…[South Dakota became] the second state in the country to generate over 30 percent of its electricity from wind energy, and North Dakota [got] to 21.5 percent wind…” click here for more

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    Amazon Adds Rooftop Solar Amazon to Install Solar Panels to Power Datacenters

    March 3, 2017 (Zacks Equity Research via Yahoo Finance)

    “…E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. is gearing up for its next project associated with renewable energy initiatives…[T]he firm will harness solar energy by installing solar panels on the roof of its fulfillment facilities across the world…As part of its commitment to advance green power, Amazon has plans of deploying large-scale solar systems on rooftops of more than 15 fulfillment and sortation centers in the U.S. this year. By 2020, around 50 data centers are expected to use solar energy…Amazon said that these solar panels could generate up to 80% of the annual energy requirements of a fulfillment center depending on the project, time of year and other factors. The company already has a network of wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Its largest wind farm is in Texas…This initiative by Amazon is the latest in a string of clean energy investments made by U.S. technology giants in recent months [like Google, Facebook, and Apple]…” click here for more

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