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TODAY’S STUDY: Solar For Everybody

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers A Guide for States & Municipalities Bentham Paulos, May 2017 (Paulos Analysis) Executive Summary The declining cost of solar energy is creating opportunities for all Americans to save money on their energy bills. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 22: The Plan To Beat Climate Change; Ready For The Offshore Wind Boom; Solar Research Faces Trump Cuts

The Plan To Beat Climate Change A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising. A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious new effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions. David...Show More Summary

Forget The Planet, Save The Pizza

Everybody has their priorities. From ONgov 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 Power Shines Its Light

Wind was named number two among the top one hundred climate change solutions in Drawdown by renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken.From American Wind Energy Association via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTaShow More Summary

Storing Solar As A Liquid

These are great ideas that could go a long way toward beating climate change but they have a long way to go.From Seeker 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");

The Inner Circle Of Climate Action

Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think; People have to grasp how climate change impacts them, and we need to value environmentally sound behavior John Abraham, 19 May 2017 (UK Guardian) “…[Humans are causing climate change but they are not acting to stop it. Show More Summary

Europe Building Wind For A Continent

North Sea Wind Power Hub: A giant wind farm to power all of north Europe Coming up: 100GW mega wind farms on synthetic islands in the middle of the North Sea. William Steel, May 18, 2017 (Ar Technica) “The harnessing of energy has never been without projects of monolithic scale. Show More Summary

Global Solar Is A Better And Better Buy

Solar Is Now the Cheapest Energy There Is in the Sunniest Parts of the World Jason Dorrier, May 18, 2017 (Singularity Hub) “…The world currently uses about 14 cubic kilometers of oil, or oil equivalent in oil, gas, and coal…[but] the...Show More Summary

Big Wind A Go-Go Near Home of Beatles’ Beat

Mersey feat: world's biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool; UK cements its position as global leader in wind technology as increasing scale drives down costs Adam Vaughan, 17 May 2017 (UK Guardian) “The planet’s biggest andShow More Summary

Senator Slams Tilted DOE Grid Study

Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy Valerie Volcovici w/Tom Brown, May 17, 2017 (Reuters) “…[Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says] U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a ‘hastily...Show More Summary

Methane From Alaskan Tundra Accelerating Climate Changes

The ‘ancient carbon’ of Alaska’s tundras is being released, starting a vicious warming cycle; “This is ancient carbon, thousands and millions of years old.” It’s being released “much earlier than we thought.” Joe Romm, May 16, 2017 (ThinkProgress) “The...Show More Summary

U.S. Voters Back Paris Climate Deal 5 to 1

By 5 to 1, voters say the U.S. should stick with the Paris Agreement Ed Maibach, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Jennifer Marlon on May 16, 2017 “… [The President’s] senior advisers have wrestled over whether to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate...Show More Summary

The Tesla Solar Roof Value Calculation

Tesla Solar Roof versus Solar Panels: A Detailed Price Comparison May 17, 2017 (PowerScout) “Tesla recently announced that they have started accepting reservations for their eagerly anticipated solar roof…To understand the cost differential...Show More Summary


How new transmission can unlock 10 times more renewables for the Eastern U.S.; The Eastern Interconnect can handle 30% renewables within a decade, but hotly-contested power line construction will be key Herman K. Trabish, Oct. 27, 2016...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How To Plan For New Energy

The solar toolbox: How utilities can find the best planning approach for distributed solar; Studying the locational benefits of distributed solar is one way to plan, an LBNL study says Herman K. Trabish, September 29, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Questions To Answer To Get New Energy Right

Demand charges vs. TOU rates: The great Arizona rate design experiment; Rate design experts debate APS's plan to be the first utility with mandatory demand charges for residential customers Herman K. Trabish, September 26, 2016 (Utility...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 16: Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped; Silicon Valley Takes On Laptop Wind; Floating Solar To Cut Costs

Why New Energy Won’t Be Stopped 6 Reasons Trump Can’t (Totally) Derail Progress on Climate; Falling prices for renewables and a growing sustainability movement from the bottom up have changed the global picture. Laura Parker and Craig Welch, May 16, 2017 (National Geographic) “…[The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum announced is converting to solar. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Big Benefits In Wind

Economic Development Impacts Of Wind Projects; Jobs And Economic Impacts Resulting From U.S. Wind Projects 2017-2020 March 2017 (Navigant) Executive Summary The U.S. wind market will be in the 8-10 GW/year range through 2020. Total U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Why Coal Ain’t Comin’ Back

Can Coal Make A Comeback? Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff, and Peter Marsters, April 2017 (Columbia University) Executive Summary Six years ago, the US coal industry was thriving, with demand recovering from the Great Recession, and global coal prices at record highs along with the stock prices of US coal companies. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 15: U.S. Cities Are Getting Greener; Electricity Choice Movement Faces Pushback From Utilities

Why Doubters Deny Climate Change The Science Of Climate Change Skepticism Melissa Pandika, March 17, 2017 (OZY) “…Recent research suggests one possible explanation [for climate change denial despite overwhelming scientific evidence]:...Show More Summary

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