NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 7: ‘Hamilton’ Playwright’s Climate Change Playlist; The Trump Attack On Energy Efficiency; How To Prepare The Grid For The Temperature Rise

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YESTERDAY

  • 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

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

  • 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 DAY BEFORE THAT

    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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rocky Mountain compromise: Inside Xcel's landmark Colorado solar settlement
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Fixed charge battle looms in Texas as regulators tackle rate design reform
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: No time to think: How utilities are handling the deluge of grid data

    THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Resource Diversity And Grid Reliability
  • QUICK NEWS, April 18: Study Puts 10-Year Timer On Climate Change; The War Between Wall Street And Solar; New Energy To Power Healthcare
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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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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, April 25:

  • 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

    Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, March 7: ‘Hamilton’ Playwright’s Climate Change Playlist; The Trump Attack On Energy Efficiency; How To Prepare The Grid For The Temperature Rise

    ‘Hamilton’ Playwright’s Climate Change Playlist Lin-Manuel Miranda releases climate change-themed playlist

    Rachel DeSantis, March 6, 2017 (Entertainment Weekly)

    “…[Hamilton playwright and lead actor]Lin-Manuel Miranda added environmental activist to his resume by tweeting] a Spotify playlist of songs about climate change, aptly titled, ‘Climb It, Change Is Real,’ in a dig to the members of the Trump administration who have denied the existence of climate change…The playlist consists of 16 different tunes, all of which include some reference to the Earth or weather, particularly extreme temperatures…[The list includes “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. and “Hot in Herre” by Nelly and “This Is Why I’m Hot” by MiMs] and “Temperature,” by Sean Paul, among others…” click here for more

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    The Trump Attack On Energy Efficiency White House plans to 'close out' Energy Star, other programs

    Emily Holden, March 6, 2017 (E&E Publishing)

    “A preliminary budget proposal from the White House would eliminate federal leadership of Energy Star, a popular voluntary program for companies to seek labels for energy-efficient consumer products and appliances…[A]chieving that might require changes to authorizing legislation from Congress…[The budget proposes transferring Environment Protection Agency energy efficiency programs to non-governmental entities as part of the Trump administration effort] to cut the agency's $8.2 billion spending by about a quarter to help increase defense spending…Energy efficiency advocates and state regulators say Energy Star is one of the programs that it doesn't make any sense to cut, because it saves people money while benefiting the environment…Energy savings experts say a nongovernmental Energy Star program, perhaps one run by industry, would not be as trusted or effective…” click here for more

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    How To Prepare The Grid For The Temperature Rise How climate change will stress the grid and what ISOs are doing about it; Global warming is expected to increase peak demand and extreme weather events, but new grid planning practices can help ensure power reliability

    Herman K. Trabish, March 7, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    “…[W]hile climate change skeptics wring their hands over the theoretical costs of global warming, the nation’s electricity system operators are already feeling it — and planning for its future effects. Average temperatures are rising across the U.S., pushing grid operators to examine whether they have adequate capacity to meet higher power demand and sharper spikes in peak load…[ A new study projects electricity demand to increase 2.8% across the U.S. by the end of the century and 3.5% during the summer in] a business-as-usual scenario. In more extreme cases, peak demand could rise 7.2% to 18%...Meeting that demand could require $120 billion to $180 billion in new natural gas peaker plants. But smart planning could save a lot of that cost…James Hoecker, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), said that it is often difficult to get policymakers to respond to such long-term concerns…[but] stakeholders should plan today to prevent the need for costly system investments later…” click here for more

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