NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, September 9: The Dems’ Climate Crisis Conclave; U.S. New Energy Gains Market Share as Usage Dips

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    Monday, September 09, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, September 9: The Dems’ Climate Crisis Conclave; U.S. New Energy Gains Market Share as Usage Dips

    The Dems’ Climate Crisis Conclave 10 key lines from CNN's climate crisis town hall

    September 5, 2019 (CNN)

    “…[When 10 of the 2020 Democratic candidates took questions directly from a live CNN studio audience September 4, this was] the key takeaway from each candidate'…[Julián Castro wants to address environmental racism because] too often times it’s people that are poor, communities of color, who take the brunt of storms that are getting more frequent and more powerful…[Andrew Yang wants to replace gross domestic product as a measure of national success and replace it with measures of] environmental sustainability…[Kamala Harris would] direct the Department of Justice to go after oil and gas companies who have directly impacted global warming…Amy Klobuchar called for a reversal to the Trump administration's move to rollback regulations on methane emissions…

    …[Joe Biden pledged to always prioritize the future] over big business…[Bernie Sanders committed to] roll back Trump administration plans to overturn requirements on energy saving lightbulbs…[Elizabeth Warren agreed and also committed to banning plastic straws and cutting down on red meat but said the focus must be the fossil fuel industry’s] impact on climate change…[Pete Buttigieg said combating climate change might be “more challenging than” winning World War II and] ‘the hardest thing we will have done in my lifetime’…[Beto O’Rourke] would spend federal dollars to help people in flood-prone areas move to higher ground…Vegan Cory Booker] won’t try to get other Americans to stop eating hamburgers…” click here for more

    U.S. New Energy Gains Market Share as Usage Dips Why U.S. Renewable Energy Production Declined 1.1% in the First Half of 2019

    Maxx Chatsko, September 7, 2019 (Motley Fool via Yahoo Finance)

    “…[In the first half of 2019, zero-carbon energy production] declined 1.1% from the year-ago period…[but it should be only a short-term setback and the U.S. EIA data included] other promising details…[including the collapse] of coal-fired power plants…[The U.S.] generated 399 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity from renewable sources in the first half of 2019, compared to 404 GWh in the same period of 2018…[but built] 8% more installed wind power capacity…

    …[The U.S. also] generated 11% more electricity from solar panels in the first half of 2019 compared to the year-ago period. Growth was about evenly split between utility-scale and small-scale installations…[In June 2019, U.S. coal generation was] just 78 GWh, a 23% decline from June 2018…Electricity from natural gas generation grew 6%, but it had grown] 14% this time last year…[Most significantly, the U.S.] generated 2.3% less total electricity in the first half of 2019…For those with a long-term mindset, headlines about the recent decline in renewable energy generation mean] relatively little…” click here for more

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