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Get Ready ‘Cause Here It Comes

Scientists Just Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change: 'We Are Not Prepared' Justin Worland, February 15, 2018 (Time Magazine) “New research shows that countries around the world are falling short of greenhouse gas goals in the...Show More Summary

World Power Grids Are Ready For New Energy

Study: Solar and Wind Won’t Break the Grid Zsofia Vegh, February 14, 2018 (Energy Collective) “…[Major power systems around the world] are able to cope quite well with increasing shares of intermittent renewables, if the right measures...Show More Summary

World Wind Numbers Reach New Highs

Wind Power Capacity Reaches 539 GW, 52,6 GW Added In 2017 February 12, 2018 (World Wind Energy Association) Global installed wind capacity at the end of 2017 was 539,291 MW and 52,552 MW were added during the year, according to preliminary World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) data. Show More Summary

Global Data Giants Drive New Energy Growth

Hyperscalers drive renewable energy generation, says study Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox, 16 February 2018 (Data Center Dynamics) The data centers of hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft use 2% to 3% of developed countries’...Show More Summary

Conception In A Time Of Climate Change

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It Maggie Astor, February 5, 2018 (NY Times) “…It is not an easy time for people to feel hopeful, with the effects of global warming no longer theoretical, projections...Show More Summary

Introducing The EV Policy Fights

NCCETC Launches The 50 States of Electric Vehicles Report; Finds 43 States Took Action on Electric Vehicles in 2017 February 7, 2018 (The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center) “…[The 50 States of Electric Vehicles, with a special 2017...Show More Summary

The Oklahoma Wind War

In Oklahoma, a war over wind power Ryan Maye Handy, February 14, 2018 (Houston Chronicle) “…[In Oklahoma, where officials are contending with a massive budget deficit, long-simmering tensions between the oil and gas industry and renewables...Show More Summary

New Things To Do With Solar

6 Innovations That Are Shaping the Future of Solar Energy Earl Resser, February 12, 2018 (Blue & Green Tomorrow) “…[Solar energy] offers ten-thousand times the energy required by people worldwide…[Six intriguing solar innovations may help put it into service. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Stop, collaborate and listen: California works the details of bringing on distributed energy

Stop, collaborate and listen: California stakeholders want to open electric system communications; IOUs, DER providers and CAISO collaborate on streamlining communications for higher DER penetration Herman K. Trabish, June 22, 2017 (Utility...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Hawaii Regulators Accept The Utility’s New Energy Plan To Move Ahead

Love the one you're with: Hawaii regulators begrudgingly accept HECO energy plan; The order accepting Hawaiian Electric's third plan to get to 100% renewable energy leaves contentious cost and procurement debates to future dockets Herman K. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Grid Modernization Right Now

The 50 States of Grid Modernization: 39 States and D.C. Took Grid Modernization Actions in 2017 January 31, 2018 (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, February 13: Infrastructure Spend Fails To Prepare For Changing Climate; Pennsylvania Loves Solar Job Growth; Pennsylvania Wind Moves Nestle Toward 100% New Energy

Infrastructure Spend Fails To Prepare For Changing Climate Trump's infrastructure plan may ignore climate change. It could be costly. Dan Drollete, Jr., 12 February 2018 (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) The White House’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure building plan transfers $1.3 trillion of the cost to state, local, and private sources. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: California’s Nation-Leading Clean Cars Plan

The Road Ahead for Zero-Emission Vehicles in California Market Trends & Policy Analysis Adam Fowler, Hoyu Chong, Peter Breslin, January 30, 2018 (Beacon Economics for Next 10) Executive Summary In March of 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown set a goal of putting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California’s roads by 2025. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, February 12: 2017 Media Turned Climate Change Into Reality TV; How New Energy Protects The Grid; Nevada’s Gigawatt 1 Solar Bet

2017 Media Turned Climate Change Into Reality TV How broadcast TV networks covered climate change in 2017 Kevin Kalhoeffer, February 12, 2018 (Media Matters For America) “Broadcast TV news neglected many critical climate change stories...Show More Summary

The Jobs Solution In New Energy

New Energy offers much more than electricity. It is a path to economic revitalization. “By 2050, the New Energy Economy could add as much value as all the companies on the New York Stock Exchange combined.” From Climate Reality via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

Why PermaFrost Is So Important

This is grim but true. From YaleClimateConnections 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 Attack On New Energy

This is a long sad story about Ohio - but Ohio could be the canary in the coal mine. Almost literally. From Weather Films via Vimeo 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");

Cold Hard Coal Numbers That Could Heat The World

If the world builds every coal plant that’s planned, climate change goals are doomed, scientists say Chris Mooney, February 7, 2018 (Washington Post) “…[Turkey, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and China could increase their emissions from...Show More Summary

Saudis Look Up, See The Sun

From oil to solar energy: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables February 5, 2018 (The Straits Times) “…[Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, is embarking] on an ambitious effort to diversify its economy and reinvigorate growth, in part by plowing money into renewable energy. Show More Summary

UK Going Big On Ocean Wind

UK built half of Europe's offshore wind power in 2017; Capacity is growing fast and turbines getting bigger – some almost as large as the Shard Adam Vaughan, 6 February 2018 (UK Guardian) “Britain accounted for more than half of theShow More Summary

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