NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, May 16: Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped; Silicon Valley Takes On Laptop Wind; Floating Solar To Cut Costs

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, June 22:

  • TTTA Thursday-What Does Exxon’s Carbon Tax Mean?
  • TTTA Thursday-The Rump Flails Factlessly At Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy To Get Bigger And Cheaper
  • TTTA Thursday-EVs To Be Cost-Competitive By 2025
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Bonus From Plugging Cars In
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What About Nuclear?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Renewables Mandate To Beat The Peak
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Global New Energy Now
  • QUICK NEWS, June 20: What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 1)?; What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 2)?; New Energy Is NO Threat To U.S, Grid
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Why The U.S. Needs A Western Energy Market
  • QUICK NEWS, June 19: More Artists Join The Climate Fight; U.S. Power Just Hit 10% Wind And Solar; The Dangers Of Oil And Gas Drilling, Detailed
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Bill Maher Talks Jobs In Coal And The Real Problem
  • Weekend Video: A Farmer Defends WindPower
  • Weekend Video: The Secret To EV Success Is Charging Stations
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, June 15:

  • TTTA Thursday-Climate Change Stops Climate Study
  • TTTA Thursday-Survey Shows Millennials Back New Energy Boom
  • TTTA Thursday-Drinking Water From The Sun
  • TTTA Thursday-Ocean Wind Unites Hard Hats And Greens
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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, June 23:

  • Al Gore On The Morality Of The Climate Fight
  • Solar In Latin America Can Boom
  • Scotland Buys Into Kite Wind
  • Tesla Eyes The China EV Market

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, May 16: Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped; Silicon Valley Takes On Laptop Wind; Floating Solar To Cut Costs

    Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped 6 Reasons Trump Can’t (Totally) Derail Progress on Climate; Falling prices for renewables and a growing sustainability movement from the bottom up have changed the global picture.

    Laura Parker and Craig Welch, May 16, 2017 (National Geographic)

    “…[The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum announced is converting to solar. To save money…Eighty solar panels on the museum’s roof saves almost $10,000 on the yearly electric bill…[As the world watches to see if or how far the U.S. steps back from its leadership role in the climate fight, there are reasons to believe it doesn’t matter]…1. Solar and wind are cheaper than coal…2. Corporate America is on board [and driving New Energy growth]…3. States and cities are stepping up [with spending to back their 100% New Energy commitments]...4. It’s not just blue states and tree-huggers [that benefit economically from New Energy] …5. The influence center [is shifting] from Washington to Sacramento…6. [There is a] brighter global picture…[but even] if Trump kept all of Obama’s plans, the U.S. would fall short of its own target of reducing emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. Obama’s strategy always relied on the U.S. ratcheting emissions down more in coming years…” click here for more

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    Silicon Valley Takes On Laptop Wind Small Turbines From Silicon Valley Firm May Shift Wind Energy Market

    Betty Yu, May 12, 2017 (CBS TV News)

    “While wind energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, wind farms provide less than five percent of the energy in the U.S…[A] Silicon Valley startup is aiming to change the market’s direction…[Semtive] opened its U.S. headquarters at NASA Research Park..[to perfect smaller, distributed wind turbines] made for low wind speeds…[Instead of the 30 miles per hour wind speeds needed for utility-scale turbines, Semtive’s] blades are designed to allow the turbines to keep spinning at low [10 miles per hour] wind speeds…Semtive says the turbines are ideal for urban and rural areas. They are made of aircraft-grade aluminum…Installation on a rooftop or balcony takes less than an hour…[Semtive says the] smallest model starts at $4,600, [the turbines] qualify for green tax rebates and incentives from the state and federal government…[and] one medium-sized turbine can generate 100 percent of [an average residential customer’s] energy usage…” click here for more

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    Floating Solar To Cut Costs Floating solar panels possible wave of future

    Jamie Chambers, May 15, 2017 (Fox TV News)

    “…[The] floating solar panels at the Olivenhain Reservoir…[will be the first solar array of its kind and] has been billed as a triple technology threat by producing energy and water saving and cutting costs all at the same time…The plan is to cover 10 percent of the Olivenhain Reservoir with solar panels that would generate roughly 6 megawatts of power annually, which translates to powering 1,500 houses a year…According to officials, no tax dollars are needed, so rate payers would not be burdened by the floating solar panels…[And covering the reservoir will reduce] evaporation…The idea still has hurdles to jump through, like an environmental report and getting the neighbors to climb on board. So far most locals seem to be supporting the idea…[It] might come on line as soon as 2018.” click here for more

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