NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, April 10: Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change; Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017; The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

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

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

  • 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 DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • 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
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: The Birds See What Deniers Don’t
  • Weekend Video: The Key To “Electrifying Everything”
  • Weekend Video: The UK’s Ocean Wind Solution
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT FRIDAY, April 13:

  • TTTA Thursday-Deniers Now Deny Documented Arctic Polar Bear Harms
  • TTTA Thursday-Growing Solar Cities
  • TTTA Thursday-UK’s BP and Tesla Do Wind-Storage Hybrid In So. Dakota
  • TTTA Thursday-Electric Cars To Keep The Lights On
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

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

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

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    QUICK NEWS, April 10: Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change; Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017; The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind

    Buildings Designed To Weather Climate Change How can architects design facades for the age of climate change?

    Jonathan Hilburg, April 9, 2018 (The Architects Newspaper)

    “Taking environmental stresses into account when designing a building is typical, but rising tides, heat waves, extreme winds and other climate change-driven conditions present new challenges to building envelopes…[Yan Chu of Adamson Associates facade and mechanical system designs are now based on current climatic data but climate change requires] a more fundamental rethinking…[But climate change is going to create] a whole new level of weather conditions…There is a whole sector of the design community trying to address resiliency and survivability…[That should be folded] into the design process…[The passive house strategy is] a holistic way of thinking of design…[Designing for the most recent codes will not meet the need of the next code. The biggest challenge is how to create incentives for] buildings owners, occupants, and designers to address climate change without depending on the building code…” click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    Tidal,Wave, And Other Ocean Energies In 2017 Report highlights ocean energy activities in 2017

    Elizabeth Ingram, March 22, 2018 (HydroWorld)

    “…[G]lobal installed ocean energy power compared with the previous year, surpassing 25 MW. Tidal current deployments increased to more than 17 MW and wave energy deployments reached 8 MW. The remainder of the capacity comes from ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradient…[a just-released annual review of the industry includes] waves, tidal range, tidal currents, ocean currents, ocean thermal energy conversion and salinity gradients…[It details achievements and progress in many key tasks for the industry, including three that have been completed. Two new tasks were initiated] in 2017: establishing a common international stage gate metrics framework to be used by technology developers, investors and funders, and validating numerical tools for tidal energy…[The report also highlights progress in] Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S…” click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    The Future Of U.S. Offshore Wind To See Offshore Wind Energy’s Future, Look on Shore – in Massachusetts; A former whaling port has been retrofitted to serve the wind industry, a blade-testing center is up and running, and the state has an offshore wind power mandate.

    Jan Ellen Spiegel, April 9, 2018 (Inside Climate News)

    “…[The U.S. will enter the global offshore wind market in earnest with Massachusetts’ decision on which among three proposed offshore wind projects it wants to move ahead. No matter which are chosen, Massachusetts wins…[because it has already prepared the onshore components for offshore wind, including a major offshore wind-ready port in New Bedford, a wind turbine blade testing center in Charlestown and workforce training initiatives…[It also has the] first-in-the-nation offshore wind energy mandate…[which] requires the state's utilities to have long-term contracts for 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power by June 2027..[The competitive solicitation] includes proposals from Deepwater Wind, Bay State Wind and Vineyard Wind…[All three have agreed] to use New Bedford's Marine Commerce Terminal, which opened in 2015…[The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)] estimates that just the existing leased areas off New England and New York can support about 7,600 megawatts of power generation…[The estimated 8,000 megawatts of offshore wind that could be developed in the northeast by 2030] could result in the creation of nearly 40,000 jobs…” click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home