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Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?

The 'Game Of Thrones' Theory That Will Completely Change The Way You Watch The Show Eric Vilas-Boas, August 18, 2017 (Thrillist) “Seven years in, Game of Thrones has overtaken pop culture…[but] we often neglect the core subtext…ThisShow More Summary

Surprises In The New Global Solar Rankings

Japan and Australia move up in Solar topten 2017 of SolarSuperState Ranking 14 August 2017 (SolarSuperState Association) "Japan and Australia [moved up in the Solar topten 2017 rankings from SolarSuperState Ranking. Japan overtook number 4 Italy, number 5 Belgium and number 6 Vatican City State, to move into the number 3 ranking. Show More Summary

Denmark’s Vestas Wins Mexico’s Biggest Wind Deal

Vestas Wins Order to Supply Mexico's Biggest Wind Energy Project Anna Hirtenstein, August 16, 2017 (Bloomberg News) "...[Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems] won an order for 424 megawatts of turbines from Zumia Energia for [the Reynosa wind project,] Mexico’s largest wind project...Each turbine will have a capacity of 3.45 megawatts. Show More Summary

Supervolcanoes Could Grow Cars With Plugs

Supervolcanoes Could Drive The Electric Car Boom August 17, 2017 ( via “…[Scientists] have discovered a new source of lithium, a key element in the manufacturing of battery-powered electric cars and other renewable...Show More Summary

Is The White House Hiding DOE’s Grid Study?

Sierra Club sues Energy Department over long-awaited grid study Devin Henry, August 14, 2017 (The Hill) “…[Sierra Club is suing] the Department of Energy (DOE) for its ‘secrecy’ over a key study on the reliability of the electric grid…[because...Show More Summary

Will The White House Hide The Climate Report?

Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report; Influential advisers press the Trump administration to subject a draft climate change report to a “red team” review that many scientists decry as misplaced. Andrew Revkin, AugustShow More Summary

Crucial Transmission Line For Wind Denied

Despite giving vocal support, state regulators again deny Grain Belt Express transmission line, citing court ruling Bryce Gray, August 17, 2017 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) “A multistate transmission line for wind energy from Kansas was...Show More Summary

Wind And Solar Are Saving Lives

It's A Bird, It's A Plane — It's SOLARMAN! Manola Secaira, August 16, 2017 (Grist) “…The increasing presence of wind and solar in the United States helped prevent the premature deaths of up to 12,700 people between 2007 and 2015, according...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Organizing California’s Distributed Energy Efforts

Herding cats: California PUC President Picker on the new DER Action Plan; A new regulatory roadmap aims to guide the power sector into the distributed energy future, but is everyone along for the ride? Herman K. Trabish, Feb. 21, 2017...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Deep Look At Evolving U.S. Efforts To Support Solar

War, peace and innovation: Solar policy in 2016; Solar policy debates will continue to rise as stakeholders debate rate design and NEM Herman K. Trabish, Feb. 16, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Last year’s shift toward successorShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Big Growth In Customer-Sited Wind

2016 Distributed Wind Market Report Alice C Orrell, Nikolas F Foster, Scott L Morris, Juliet S Homer, August 2017 (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Battelle/U.S. Department Of Energy) Executive Summary From 2003 through 2016, aShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 15: New Forest To Offset Bad U.S. Climate Policies Has 120,000 Pledges; Wind Becoming The Go-To Power; 88,000 Jobs And The Fight Over Solars

New Forest To Offset Bad U.S. Climate Policies Has 120,000 Pledges 'Donald Trump forest' climate change project gains momentum Matt McGrath, August 15, 2017 (BBC News) “A campaign to plant trees to compensate for the impact of President...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Work On Tomorrow’s Grid So Far

50 States of Grid Modernization; Q2 2017 Quarterly Report Autumn Proudlove Brian Lips David Sarkisian Achyut Shrestha, August 3, 2017 (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) Executive Summary What Is Grid Modernization? Grid modernization is a broad term, lacking a universally accepted definition. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 14: Climate Is The Elephant In The Room; Long-Term, NatGas Is Not The Answer; Why Wind Is Such A Good Choice

Climate Is The Elephant In The Room If you care about identity politics your priority has to be saving the planet; You expect to find climate change denial on the right. But from the left too, there is a strange silence about the single...Show More Summary

Al Gore Talks With Bill Maher

”We can still avoid the worst consequences if we act boldly now.” (And the bold action is building New Energy.) From Real Time with Bill Maher via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElemShow More Summary

The U.S. Celebrates Its First National Wind Week

It’s a week to think wind - but what week isn't? From U.S. Dept of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Wind Is Just Beginning To Show Its Power

Wind is big but it can get bigger -- big enough to be a Champ in the climate fight. From U.S. Dept of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Five Countries Leading The Climate Fight

These 5 Countries Are Killing It in the Battle Against Climate Change Raya Bidshahri, August 7, 2017 (Singularity Hub) “When it comes to climate change, government leaders and politicians must begin to think beyond their term limits and lifetimes. Show More Summary

Global Wind Spend To Soar

WindEconomics: Reports put wind share at 7-30% by 2035-40 31 July 2017 (Windpower Monthly via Global Wind Energy Council) “…[The Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) New Energy Outlook 2017 suggested $3,300 billion would be spent on investments in wind energy between now and 2040. Show More Summary

Pakistan’s Global View On Solar

Tracking the clean energy revolution Farzana Yasmin, August 11, 2017 (Daily Pakistan) “The global energy scenario has undergone revolutionary changes. The countries which have been major contributors in the world’s carbon dioxide emission...Show More Summary

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