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

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Big Growth In Customer-Sited Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, August 15: New Forest To Offset Bad U.S. Climate Policies Has 120,000 Pledges; Wind Becoming The Go-To Power; 88,000 Jobs And The Fight Over Solar Imports
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Work On Tomorrow’s Grid So Far
  • QUICK NEWS, August 14: Climate Is The Elephant In The Room; Long-Term, NatGas Is Not The Answer; Why Wind Is Such A Good Choice
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Al Gore Talks With Bill Maher
  • Weekend Video: The U.S. Celebrates Its First National Wind Week
  • Weekend Video: Wind Is Just Beginning To Show Its Power
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Five Countries Leading The Climate Fight
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Wind Spend To Soar
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Pakistan’s Global View On Solar
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Denmark Trial Proves EVs Can Support The Grid
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 10:

  • TTTA Thursday-Why Greenland Burning Is Cause For Fear
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Power Booming
  • TTTA Thursday-IKEA To Offer Solar
  • TTTA Thursday-EV Growth Ready To Explode
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Research Shows Ongoing Need To Value Customer-Sited Resources
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Details On New York’s Landmark Work To Value Customer-Sited Resources
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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, August 16:

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Organizing California’s Distributed Energy Efforts
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Deep Look At Evolving U.S. Efforts To Support Solar

    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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