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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Human Population And Global Weirding
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global Wind Still Focused On Big Markets
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy-Powered High Seas Shipping From Japan
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s Biggest Wave Energy For Bali
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 19:

  • TTTA Thursday-Study Shows A Carbon Tax Can Work
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind Power Was 6.3% Of U.S. Power In 2017
  • TTTA Thursday-Global Solar Boom To Get Bigger In 2018
  • TTTA Thursday-U.S. Cities Are Getting More Efficient
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility Pilot Projects Could Soothe Contentious Regulatory Proceedings
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utility Success With Corporate Renewables Moves On Existing Load
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Surprising Value Of Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, April 17: Kids Demand Moral Response To Climate Change; Wind Delivers Big Money To Struggling Rural Ohio; Studies Leave Doubt Of Need For Old Energy
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Delivering Solar To Everybody
  • QUICK NEWS, April 16: 4 Lessons For Talkin’ Climate Change; Turning Trash Into Solar Power; New Atlantic Coast Areas Opened To Ocean Wind
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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, April 2018:

  • Earth Day 2018
  • A Daily Show Take On Earth Day
  • First U.S. Ocean Wind

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    How Wind Energy Learned To Be Better

    Lessons from the oil and gas industry could power wind energy’s future

    16 November 2017 (Washington Post)

    “Innovation sometimes comes from surprising places. The leading edges of whale fins inspired the shape of wind turbine blades. A closer look at owl feathers has engineers thinking how to make blades quieter. And the way schools of fish move through currents sparked new arrays for maximizing how turbines interact with wind…Another unexpected source for innovation in the wind energy business has been the oil and gas industry…[T]here are broad similarities in how they become marketable power sources…Experienced energy companies can bring to bear the operating efficiency, environmental impact sensitivity and focus on safety that are key elements for growing an important alternative technology such as wind power…[Pre-planning is an] operations strategy borrowed from the oil and gas playbook. Efficient operations at remote locations require construction, maintenance and staff moves to be highly choreographed. In the oil and gas industry, shutting off the flow of oil for maintenance means shutting off supply, to the tune of potentially millions of barrels a day. Similarly, careful planning of maintenance is essential to wind operations…” click here for more

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