NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, October 16: Making Climate Change A Political Issue; Wires Needed For New Energy


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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    QUICK NEWS, October 16: Making Climate Change A Political Issue; Wires Needed For New Energy

    Making Climate Change A Political Issue How Some Environmentalists Hope to Make Climate Change an Issue in the Midterms

    Justin Worland, October 15, 2018 (Time Magazine)

    “Environmentalists hoping to move voters on the issue of climate change have adopted a familiar-sounding strategy: Think globally, act locally…It’s something of a paradox in American politics. Polls show that more than 60% of Americans believe that climate change is happening, it’s caused by human activities and its effects can already be felt, and those numbers hit a three-decade high in 2017, but almost none say that it’s the most important problemfacing the country…[Scientists broadly agree that humans are the prime driver…[but many Republican lawmakers argue the role of human activity] is being hotly debated…[Democrats argue this is an] unscientific view of climate change…” click here for more

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    Wires Needed For New Energy Corporate America must participate in transmission planning process to meet clean energy goals says new report

    Robin Whitlock, 10 October 2018 (Renewable Energy Magazine)

    “…Companies setting ambitious renewable energy targets must help make sure clean energy can get from where it’s generated to /where it’s needed [according to Corporate Renewable Procurement and Transmission Planning: Communicating Demand to RTOs May Yield More Low-Cost Options from the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and the Wind Solar Alliance. It calls] for large renewable energy customers to participate in the planning process and shape the grid’s future…US transmission planning processes are not accounting for big companies’ large and growing demand for clean, renewable power, which could result in a lack of new infrastructure to supply that demand. The report offers specific solutions and steps that corporate purchasers of energy can take, as well as new data on corporations’ renewable energy procurement to date…” click here for more

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