NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 6: Are Climate Change Politics Shifting - Good Buys In Wind Energy - The World’s Biggest Solar Roof

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    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    QUICK NEWS, March 6: Are Climate Change Politics Shifting - Good Buys In Wind Energy - The World’s Biggest Solar Roof

    Are Climate Change Politics Shifting? Climate Change and the Political Landscape; How conservative lawmakers can start addressing the risks without losing their seats

    Steve Pierson and Leonard Smith, March 6, 2018 (Scientific American)

    “…[T]here remains a large disconnect between the scientific community’s view of anthropogenic climate change and that publicly held by many lawmakers. A fundamental challenge faced by some Republicans is that they cannot get too far ahead of their constituents on this issue…[But lawmakers can without risking their seat by better understanding] the science of climate change and how their districts or states may be affected…[including the] potential costs of the impacts…[and] the costs to mitigate future impacts. Given the potential consequences of climate change for agriculture, tourism, national security, fishing, insurability, extreme weather events, infrastructure and more, a representative or senator could host community meetings bringing together local stakeholders and scientists to discuss the risks and opportunities…The political ground has shifted significantly…[The Republican-led Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC)] has now reached 68 members, with equal numbers from each party by design…” click here for more

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    Good Buys In Wind Energy 3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy in March; If you are looking for energy stocks, don't get stuck in the oil and gas market. Here are three opportunities that you shouldn't pass up.

    Reuben Gregg Brewer, Jason Hall, And Matthew DiLallo, March 5, 2018 (Motley Fool)

    “…[Renewable power producer Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (NYSE:BEP)] generated 30% more cash flow last year due to improving hydropower conditions and savvy acquisitions, including a stake in wind and solar power operator TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP) for a great price. Those strong results enabled Brookfield to increase its distribution to investors by another 5%...[Though it] performed well over the past year, its valuation has fallen in recent months along with the sell-off in the stock market…[and it is] down more than 8% since the start of this year…[so] investors right now can buy this top-tier renewable partnership for an even better price and lock in a very generous 6.5% yield…[Another compelling reason to buy] is Brookfield's interest in TerraForm Power, which recently made a needle-moving acquisition that should boost that company's earnings by 24%, allowing Brookfield to increase its dividend 6% more than initially expected this year…[Vestas Wind Systems and TransCanada Corporation could also be good buys right now]…” click here for more

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    The World’s Biggest Solar Roof Tesla Installing World's Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Lorraine Chow, March 5, 2018 (EcoWatch)

    “…Once finished, the 70-megawatt rooftop solar array on top of Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory 1 (GF1) system will be the largest in the world by far; the current record-holder is…[an] 11.5-megawatt array in India…The Gigafactory is part of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's vision to fast-track a cleaner, more sustainable future…[The building will be powered entirely by] renewable energy and batteries…[through] the rooftop array and solar ground installations…The Gigafactory 1 is being built in phases so Tesla and its partners can manufacture [lithium-ion battery cells] while the building continues to expand…[Begun in January 2017, the building is expected to be complete in 2018 and capable of producing] 35 GWh/year of lithium-ion battery cells annually, which is [reportedly about equal to] the rest of the entire world's battery production…” click here for more

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