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HALFWAY TO HELL AND GETTING HOTTER

Earth now halfway to UN global warming limit 29 July 2015 (New Scientist) “…All but one of the main trackers of global surface temperature are now passing more than 1 °C of warming relative to the second half of the 19th century…[and...Show More Summary

CHINA’S U.S. NEW ENERGY BUY-IN

Current Patterns and Future Opportunities; Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy Melanie Hart and Angela Luh, July 2015 (Center for American Progress) “A first-of-its-kind report released by the Center for American...Show More Summary

WIND GETS BIG ON EU GRID

The 2014 Joint Research Centre’s wind status report shows that wind energy provided Europe with 8% of its electricity in 2014. Joshua S. Hill, July 27, 2015 (Clean Technica) “…[T]he EU’s grid-connected cumulative wind capacity in 2014...Show More Summary

GRID-FREE WITH SOLAR IN WEST AFRICA

Oolu Is Bringing Solar Energy To West Africa’s Off-Grid Population Christine Magee, July 31, 2015 (TechCrunch) “…[M]any people living in rural areas of West Africa still walk miles to the nearest city to charge their cellphones and purchase...Show More Summary

DEFENSE DEPT CALLS CLIMATE CHANGE URGENT THREAT TO SECURITY

Climate change ‘urgent and growing threat’ to national security: Pentagon Rowan Scarborough, July 29, 2015 (Washington Times) “…[National Security Implications Of Climate-Related Risks And A Changing Climate from the Department of Defense]...Show More Summary

OCEAN ENERGY PROVING ITSELF OFF HAWAII

Wave energy test rolling forward in Hawaii; Tapping the ocean's kinetic energy Amy Gahran, July 28, 2015 (EnergyBiz) “Just off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii…the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Hawaii are collaborating toShow More Summary

MORE LIGHT FOR SOLAR

New material combines photons for big solar energy gains Graham Templeton, July 28, 2015 (Extreme Tech) “…University of California Riverside researchers are taking] currently inaccessible infra-red light and turning it into visible light…[This...Show More Summary

THE WAY TO GET ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Which energy efficiency policies saved the most last year? Steven Nadel, July 29, 2015 (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) “… In [Energy Efficiency in the United States: 35 Years and Counting], we reviewed many current...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: INSIDE EXELON'S PUSH TO SAVE ITS ILLINOIS NUCLEAR FLEET

Atoms for electricity: Inside Exelon's push to save its Illinois nuclear fleet; Exelon says its nukes need backing, others say nukes shouldn’t get another bailout Herman K. Trabish, February 26, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge Exelon’s...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 29: ATTACKS ON NEW ENERGY DOCUMENTED; HOW WYOMING AND CALIF WINDS FIT; SOLARCITY GOES FOR THE HUGE SMALL BUSINESS MRKT

ATTACKS ON NEW ENERGY DOCUMENTED Report: Attacks on Renewable Energy Policies in 2015 Elsner and Kasper, July 2015 (Energy and policy Institute) “Fossil fuel and utility interests, concerned about the rise of cheap clean energy, continue...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: DRIVERS OF THE U.S. CO2 EMISSIONS 1997–2013

Drivers of the US CO2 emissions 1997–2013 Feng, Davis, t. al., July 21, 2015 (Nature Communications) Abstract Fossil fuel CO2 emissions in the United States decreased by B11% between 2007 and 2013, from 6,023 to 5,377 Mt. This decline has been widely attributed to a shift from the use of coal to natural gas in US electricity production. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 28: THE CLIMATE CHANGE OPINION PREDICTOR; CLINTON TALKS NEW ENERGY; THE GOP FIELD AND CLIMATE

THE CLIMATE CHANGE OPINION PREDICTOR This Factor Predicts What People Think About Climate Change; Education affects climate change beliefs differently if you live in the U.S. Justin Worland, July 27, 2015 (Time Magazine) “Around theShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE NEWEST CLIMATE SCIENCE (SPOILER: NOT GOOD NEWS)

Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2 ?C global warming is highly dangerous Hansen, et. al., July 23, 2015 (Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics) Abstract There...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 27: WIND’S HOPE IN THE WATER; ALABAMA WANTS ROOFTOP SOLAR; NEW ENERGY BILL WOULD BOOST GEOTHERMAL

WIND’S HOPE IN THE WATER Offshore Wind Farm Raises Hopes of U.S. Clean Energy Backers Diane Cardwell, July 23, 2015 (NY Times) “…[O]ff the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla [of crane vessels, tugboats andShow More Summary

200th Coal Plant Shuttered!

The 200th coal plant was just shuttered since The Sierra Club started its Beyond Coal campaign in 2010. From NationalSierraClub via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

IKEA And YAHOO! Make The Business Case For Wind

This is no longer only about doing good. It’s about doing well by doing good. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Reprise: The Drought, The Blob, And The Coming El Nino

The El Nino now forming could drench drought-plagued California – but scientists don’t know what the impact of “the blob” will be. The warmer-than-average Pacific waters could drop a 1997-like torrent but nobody knows how the blob’s warm curents could change things. Show More Summary

ISIS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Link Between Climate Change And ISIS Is Real Joe Romm, July 23, 2015 (ThinkProgress) “Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley linked climate change to the rise of ISIS earlier this week. Conservatives pounced. Score this...Show More Summary

SOLAR POWERED TRAINS IN INDIA

Indian Railways Opts For Solar Energy Powered Coaches Jagdish Kumar, July 21, 2015 (Breaking Energy) “…[Indian Railways, the world’s fourth largest railway network, rolled] out its solar energy powered coaches. The solar panels wereShow More Summary

SPANISH WIND GOES GLOBAL

Gamesa Secures Fresh Wind Energy Order Of 250 MW In India Smiti Mitai, July 23, 2015 (Clean Technica) “Independent [India] power producer Orange Powergen Limited has placed an order for 250 MW of wind turbines with [Spain’s] Gamesa for...Show More Summary

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