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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YESTERDAY

  • 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

  • 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 THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 20:

  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Military Affirms Climate Change-War Link
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Plus Hydro Drive Wholesale Power Cost Sub-Zero
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Boom Goes On Growing Midwest Wealth
  • TTTA Thursday-More Kentucky Jobs In New Energy Than In Coal
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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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  • THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 27:

  • Inside The White House Fight On Climate
  • New Energy Is The Jobs Engine
  • Wind Industry Boom Getting Bigger
  • Funding Better Transportation

    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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