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China Is World’s Biggest Solar Producer

China Is Now The World’s Largest Producer Of Solar Power Alexa Erickson, February 12, 2017 (Collective Evolution) “…Of the countries of the world taking advantage of solar, it is China, the most populous in the world, who reigns supreme…[It]...Show More Summary

Ocean Wind’s Price Getting More Competitive

Wind costs heading in the right direction…Wind power's competitive position continues to improve despite historically low fossil-fuel prices. David Milborrow, 31 January 2017 (Windpower Monthly) “…[The 2016 installed costs for offshore wind were] between £4,000/kW and $6,000/kW. Show More Summary

Next-Gen Biofuels Advance On The Market

Global Biofuels to Rise to 67 Billion Gallons in 2022 as Next-Generation Technologies Take Over; Advanced biofuels will nearly double in five years to 9.6 billion gallons per year as first-generation fuels like traditional biodieselShow More Summary

Climate Moving Out Of The Goldilocks Zone

What 'Goldilocks' can tell us about climate change and health Ariel Bogle, February 15, 2017 (Mashable) “…The earth’s balance of things like enough rain but not too much and enough sun to warm us but not too much is changing. This [Goldilocks...Show More Summary

U.S. New Energy Boom Gets Bigger

Solar and wind energy propel growth in US renewables; Capacity has grown threefold in the past decade, but the country still lags behind Europe and China in sustainable energy. Quirin Schiermier, 14 February 2017 (Nature) “…Energy capacity...Show More Summary

Oil Companies Uneasy As EVs Rise

Electric Car Frenzy Putting Oil Companies On Edge James Burgess, February 15, 2017 (Oil Price via Yahoo Finance) "The massive wealth of the 20th century was all about the oil boom, but the 21st century is going to be about lithium as...Show More Summary

Research Would Turn Algae Into Affordable Biofuel

Graduate student develops economically efficient way to turn microalgae into biofuel Kennedy Rose, 02-08-2017 (The Syracuse University Daily Orange) “…[Production of biofuels] from microalgae can be more efficient and economically viable...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Shared Customer Storage May Make Big Batteries Obsolete

Greater than the sum: How aggregation is making storage into a software business; Grouping customer-sited batteries can deliver the same benefits as grid-scale storage, DNV-GL says Herman K. Trabish, June 13, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Help For Rural Utilities To Build New Energy

The Rural Utilities Service: How the USDA is building a clean energy future for rural America; A little-known federal program has billions to dole out for renewables and efficiency projects for underserved populations Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Arizona Utility Leads Trend Toward Demand Charges

APS rate case sparks concern beyond mandatory demand charge proposal; Along with a rate structure overhaul, the Arizona utility also wants to cut net metering credits to its avoided cost rate. Editor’s note: This controversy will come to a head when the rate case goes before AZ regulators in March. Herman K. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Here Come The Robot Cars

Peak Car Ownership; The Market Opportunity Of Electric Automated Mobility Services Charlie Johnson And Jonathan Walker, February 2017 (Mobility Transformation/Rocky Mountain Institute) Executive Summary – Introduction Personal vehicles have dominated the U.S. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 14: Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop; Wind’s Price Getting Better; Vermont Health Care Goes Solar

Climate Change Progress That Politics Won’t Stop The Trump administration can’t entirely roll back progress on climate change. Here’s why. Jessica F. Green, February 10, 2017 (Washington Post) “Environmentalists are not happy with the...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Plan To Transform Its Energy System

California’s Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan: Aligning Vision and Action November 10, 2016 (California Public Utilities Commission) Introduction The California Legislature recently enacted legislation to further California’s deep commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and deploying distributed energy resources. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 13: Fashion Faces Climate Change; UPS Delivers Solar; Ocean Wind Becomes The Next Frontier

Fashion Faces Climate Change Climate change puts weather on fashion students' radar Ashley Milne-Tyte, February 13, 2017 (MarketPlace/PRI) “…[Climate change-induced weather havoc is impacting clothing sales] of all kinds, from coatsShow More Summary

Arnold Comes Back Fighting For New Energy

Arnold’s first big idea: Strap the mouth of any politician who wants to end CO2 regulations to the tailpipe of a truck. “California has shown you can protect the economy and the environment at the same time…and we can do the same thing...Show More Summary

The New Energy Revolution Is Now

The RE 100 Initiative companies are driving the market with commitments to going 100% New Energy. From EcoMedia CBS 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 Works For Rust Belt Economies

The wind value proposition is simply undeniable. From American Wind 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");

What Europe Faces From Climate Changes

New report: Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016 6 February 2017 (Real Climate) “…[An update on the impacts of climate change-driven temperature, precipitation, ice, snow, wind, and storms shows] European land temperatures...Show More Summary

Germany’s Energiewende Still Pioneering A New Energy Future

How Germany's energy transition extends beyond its borders Caterine Cheney, 9 February 2017 (Devex) “…The Energiewende, German for energy turn, is the name of an ambitious effort by Germany to transform its energy sector and transition...Show More Summary

Chinese Researcher Designs Wave Energy Nets

Catch wave power in floating nets; Zhong Lin Wang proposes a radically different way to harvest renewable energy from the ocean using nanogenerator networks. Zhong Lin Wang, 8 February 2017 (Nature) “…[O]ceans cover about 70% of Earth’s surface. Show More Summary

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