NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 24: It’s A Plastic World; How This President Rewards Scientists Who Speak Truth To Power; Intro To Community Choice Electricity

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While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Surprises In The New Global Solar Rankings
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Denmark’s Vestas Wins Mexico’s Biggest Wind Deal
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Supervolcanoes Could Grow Cars With Plugs
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 17:

  • TTTA Thursday-Is The White House Hiding DOE’s Grid Study?
  • TTTA Thursday-Will The White House Hide The Climate Report?
  • TTTA Thursday-Crucial Transmission Line For Wind Denied
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind And Solar Are Saving Lives
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

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

  • 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
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • 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 LAST DAY UP HERE

  • 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
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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, August 19-20:

  • Colbert On The Newest Climate Fiasco
  • Consumer Reports’ Tesla Vs. Bolt Face-Off
  • All About The Eclipse And The Power Grid

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, July 24: It’s A Plastic World; How This President Rewards Scientists Who Speak Truth To Power; Intro To Community Choice Electricity

    It’s A Plastic World The world has made more than 9 billion tons of plastic, says new study

    Robert Ferris, 19 July 2017 (CNBC)

    “More than 9 billion tons of plastic have been made since the 1950s, and the vast majority of it has been thrown in the trash…[A]lthough plastic materials such as Bakelite were in use in the early 20th century, the material's popularity began to rapidly rise after World War II, making it one of the most commonly used man-made materials…[T]he amount of plastic in use now is 30 percent of all the plastic ever produced…While that has brought its benefits, such as lower-cost materials or capabilities like water resistance, our love of plastic has also produced [about 7 billion tons of trash…And as of 2015, only 9 percent of the plastic waste produced ended up recycled, and another 12 percent was incinerated, [according to Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made…” click here for more

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    How This President Rewards Scientists Who Speak Truth To Power Climate Scientist Says He Was Demoted For Speaking Out On Climate Change

    Nathan Rott, July 19, 2017 (National Public Radio)

    “A former head policy adviser at the Interior Department is accusing the Trump Administration of reassigning him to a lesser position for speaking out about the dangers of climate change…Joel Clement, a scientist who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis for much of the Obama Administration, was recently reassigned…[and believes it was retaliation for speaking publicly about climate change dangers to Alaska Native communities.] He authorized a report to Obama in 2013 that warned the Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth and that the implications of the change would include ‘rapid coastal erosion threatening villages and facilities, loss of wildlife habitat, ecosystem instability... and unpredictable impacts on subsistence activities and critical social needs’…[Clement argued in a NY Times] op-ed that in the months preceding his reassignment, he had raised the issue with White House officials, senior Interior officials and the international community…” click here for more

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    Intro To Community Choice Electricity 7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

    Claire Trageser, July 21, 2017 (KPBS San Diego Public Radio)

    “…[An alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective, according to the draft City of San Diego Feasibility Study For A Community Choice Aggregate but the program, called community choice aggregation, requires some understanding. Community choice would take the purchasing power away from SDG&E and give it to the city to] decide what energy sources to buy…[The study looked at] 98 percent of community choice customers use 50 percent renewable energy…[Community choice will be cheaper than SDG&E by 2023 if] 2 percent of customers use 100 percent renewable energy and all community choice customers use 50 percent renewable energy…[Community choice will be cheaper than SDG&E by 2027 if all] community choice customers use 80 percent renewable energy…All community choice customers use 100 percent renewable energy…98 percent of community choice customers use 80 percent renewable energy; 2 percent of customers use 100 percent renewable energy…There is other terminology that is important to understand…” click here for more

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