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SENATE VOTES DOWN HUMAN-CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE

US Senate refuses to accept humanity's role in global climate change, again; Senators accept global warming is not a hoax but fail to recognise human activity is to blame, nearly 27 years after scientists laid out man’s role SuzanneShow More Summary

KITE WIND TESTING GOES ON

Google’s new wind turbine; Makani, a 600kW wind turbine based on the concept of kiteboarding, is currently under development at Google's R&D lab, Google X. January 21, 2015 (Today’s Energy Solutions) “Google X's Makani X is working to…[develop]...Show More Summary

THE EV WILL SURVIVE THE GAS PRICE CRASH

Why cheap gas can’t kill the electric car Levi M. Tillemann, January 16, 2015 (Washington Post) “From 2010 to 2014, U.S. electric car sales surged from almost nothing to about 120,000 per year. But the haters and doubters persist…[and...Show More Summary

BIOFUELS NEED MORE TERPENES

Enhancing microbial pathways for biofuel production January 21, 2015 (Phys Org) “Researchers from the DOE JGI and the Joint Bioenergy Institute identified genes in an E. coli microbial metabolism pathway that could improve the production...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS SOUTH CAROLINA SOLAR ABOUT TO EXPLODE?

Is South Carolina solar about to explode?; A comprehensive solar law due by March 2015 could make the state ready for a solar boom. Herman K. Trabish, November 18, 2014 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge South Carolina’s solar advocates,...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 21: NEW ENERGY, OIL TO RECONCILE?; SOLAR APPLAUDS OBAMA SOTU SUPPORT; WIND PRAISES OBAMA SOTU, CALLS FOR PTC EXTENSION

NEW ENERGY, OIL TO RECONCILE? The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change Tom Zeller, Jr., January 18, 2015 (Forbes) “… From the stock markets and Wall Street to the boardrooms of Big Oil — and even the living rooms of Republican...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: BIG STORAGE PROCUREMENTS LEAVE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

Big storage procurements leave more questions than answers; If storage is such a good idea, why is SoCal Edison buying so much natural gas? Herman K. Trabish, November 13, 2014 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge November has been energy storage's month, with big purchase announcements captivating the energy industry and its media. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 20: BOOMING SOLAR LOOKS BEYOND 2016; AMAZON BUYS BIG WIND; HOW HOME GEOTHERMAL WORKS

BOOMING SOLAR LOOKS BEYOND 2016 U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty Jeff Brady, January 19, 2015 (National Public Radio) “The solar energy business is growing fast, thanks in part to a steep drop in panel prices…[P]rices dropped by more than half since 2010. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW AMERICA RANKS FIRST IN WIND ENERGY—EVEN WITH LESS CAPACITY THAN CHINA

How America ranks first in wind energy—even with less capacity than China; U.S. wind’s smaller fleet generates over 20% more electricity than Chinese wind Herman K. Trabish, November 13, 2014 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge Advanced technology, skilled developers, built-out infrastructure, and the effectiveness of federal policy have brought the U.S. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 19, 2015: WISC FIGHT FOR NET METERING; CALIF COMMUNITY SOLAR LAW STIRS CONTROVERSY; TENN CLEARS LINE TO DELIVER OKLA WIND

WISC FIGHT FOR NET METERING In Wisconsin, solar ‘new math’ could equal big impacts Kari Lydersen, January 16, 2015 Midwest Energy News After granting crucial rate design changes to We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS)...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Reviews The Keystone Pipeline Fight

The never-ending fight may come to a climax when the Senate debate ends. From Comedy Central 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");

The Movies’ New Cli-Fi Genre

What is bad and good in movies about climate change. From YaleClimateForum 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");

DOE Energy Literacy Series – Energy Comes From Various Sources

The fourth and final entry in the series. From U.S. Department 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.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE DANGER ZONE

Climate change, extinctions signal Earth in danger zone: study Alister Doyle w/Mark Trevelyan, January 15, 2015 (Reuters via Yahoo News) “Climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into a...Show More Summary

BIG ISRAELI WIND ON THE HEIGHTS

3 Golan Heights wind energy projects approved; Enlight's projects are designed to generate 400 megawatts of electricity annually. Kobi Yeshayahou, 15 January 2015 (Globes) “Eurocom Group subsidiary Enlight Renewable Energy Solutions Ltd. Show More Summary

MIXED SIGNALS FOR AUSTRALIA SOLAR

Australia’s rising solar power ‘revolution’; After record-breaking solar project, scientists question why coal-dominated nation ignores renewable innovation Royce Kurmelovs, January 13, 2015 (Al Jazeera) “…A team at [Australia’s] University...Show More Summary

GERMANY’S GEOTHERMAL-POWERED GREENHOUSE

Germany: 4,400 tonnes of peppers and tomatoes thanks to geothermal heat January 13, 2015 (Fresh Plaza) “…[Steiner GmbH & Co.’s 12 hectare greenhouse, the biggest greenhouse in Bavaria, covers its complete need for energy by geothermal...Show More Summary

SENATE TO VOTE ON IF CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL

Does climate change exist? The Senate is about to let us know; An amendent to the Keystone XL pipeline bill hopes to force Republican climate change deniers to state whether they agree with the science or not Suzanne Goldenberg, 15 January...Show More Summary

HYBRID SOLAR-BIOFUEL PROJECT PROGRESSES

Construction On 24/7 Solar Energy/Biofuel Power Plant Moves Forward At ASU Glenn Meyers, January 14, 2015 (Clean Technica) “…AORA Solar’s 24/7 solar energy/biofuel power plant being built in partnership with Arizona State University,...Show More Summary

TESLA BOSS TOUTS PLUG-INS

Electric-car rivals like the ‘Tesla killer’ are exactly what Elon Musk wants Drew Harwell, January 14, 2015 (Washington Post) “…[In Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s] first public appearance in Motor City in two years, the face of America’s electric-car...Show More Summary

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