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ORIGINAL REPORTING: Does New Energy threaten power reliability?

Is renewable energy threatening power reliability? Reliability concerns are merely a 'Chicken Little argument' fossil generators use to advance their interests, analysts say Herman K. Trabish, June 1, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note:...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the Colorado decoupling proposal united Xcel and distributed energy advocates

Colorado decoupling proposal unites Xcel, distributed energy advocates; Separating utility revenues from power sales would benefit efficiency and DERs, but some critics are worried about consumer costs Herman K. Trabish, June 7, 2017...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How Distributed Solar Is Cutting Aussie’s Power Costs

Impact of small solar PV on the NSW wholesale electricity market 12 October 2017 (Energy Synapse) Executive Summary Energy Synapse has been engaged by Solar Citizens Australia to perform an independent analytical study to investigate the impact of small solar PV systems on the NSW wholesale electricity market. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, November 14: Green Roofs To Fight Climate Change; Solar Tariffs Threaten National Security; Unions Back Great Lakes Wind

Green Roofs To Fight Climate Change Green roofs to reduce the effects of climate change November 13, 2017 PhysOrg) “…[Between 512 acres and 1830 acres of green roofs in the city of Seville, Spain, could reduce the effects of climateShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: U.S. Solar Is Growing Diversity With Power

U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study: 2017 Current Trends, Best Practices, and Recommendations September 2017 (The Solar Foundation) Executive Summary The Solar Foundation’s 2017 U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study is the first comprehensive research and baseline analysis of diversity in the solar industry. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, November 13: Sponge Cities Can Help The Climate Fight; Surf’s Down – Wave Power Travails; Powering Homes With Car Batteries

Sponge Cities Can Help The Climate Fight China is Building 30 “Sponge Cities” to Soften the Blow of Climate Change Chelsea Gohd, November 12, 2017 (Futurism) “...One consequence of our warming world is increasingly frequent and more severe flooding. Show More Summary

Humans Do It – Federal Study

A just-released U.S. government study affirms – again – the scientific consensus that the climate is changing rapidly and human-generated greenhouse gas emissions are driving the change. From Washington Post via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

Why Bait Wind Turbines?

Somebody set out dead rabbits at the base of Iowa wind turbines. The apparent explanation is opponents’ intent to lure hawks and eagles into the spinning blades to discredit wind power. From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

India’s Climate Fight Is Everybody’s Climate Fight

How India’s battle with climate change could determine all of our fates India’s population and emissions are rising fast, and its ability to tackle poverty without massive fossil fuel use will decide the fate of the planet Damian Carrington...Show More Summary

The World’s Path To 100% New Energy

Report: Global switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity both feasible and cheaper than current system Michael Holder, 8 November 2017 (BusinessGreen) “Renewables combined with energy storage technologies could generate enough secure...Show More Summary

New Energy As A Power Market Player

Wind Energy Feels the Force of World Markets; Vestas shares plunge and another question mark is raised over the profitability of green energy. Anna Hirtenstein, November 9, 2017 (Bloomberg News) “Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost about aShow More Summary

Great Expectations For UK’s Biggest Solar Build

UK's biggest solar farm planned for Kent coast; Subsidy-free plant would cover 900 acres of farmland near Great Expectations marshes at Faversham, dwarfing output of UK’s current largest solar site Adam Vaughan, 9 November 2017 (UK Guardian) “…[The...Show More Summary

This Time Climate Chaos Can Be Changed

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record; A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial Peter B. Show More Summary

Tax Bill Cuts New Energy, Supports Nuclear

House Tax Bill Trims Wind Tax Credit, Extends Nuclear Provision Ari Natter (w/Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Chris Martin), November 2, 2017 (Bloomberg News) “…[The House Republicans’] tax overhaul bill would trim the wind energy’s production...Show More Summary

Bright Style With Bio-Solar Wallpaper

Living Solar Panels Printed On Wallpaper Harvest Sun's Energy By Photosynthesis Anthony Cuthbertson, November 6, 2017 (Newsweek) “…[A bio-solar panel uses photosynthesis by a micro-organism called cyanobacteria to harvest energy from...Show More Summary

The Great Battery Bargain For U.S. Businesses

Battery storage holds promise in the commercial market Lucy Kessler, November 8, 2017 (Clean Energy Finance Forum via GreenBiz) “…[A]bout 25 percent of all commercial customers in the United States could cost-effectively reduce their...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How Solar Growth Makes Rate Design And Incentive Debates More Complex

As solar matures, rate design and incentive debates grow ever more complex; The newest national solar policy update finds policymakers considering more detailed programs to compensate DER owners and cover grid costs Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Utility Rate Case That Is The Coal Mine Canary For DER

The SoCal Edison rate case: A canary in the coal mine for DER policy debates; SCE wants $2.1B to upgrade its grid for distributed resources — a request that's raised ire from consumer advocates and DER providers alike Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Use Markets To Grow Flexibility

A Roadmap For Finding Flexibility In Wholesale Markets; Best Practices for Market Design and Operations in a High Renewables Future Robbie Orvis and Sonia Aggarwal, October 2017 (Energy Innovation and America’s Power Plan) Executive Summary Competitive markets for electricity, or Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), are at an inflection point. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, November 7: Beatle Paul McCartney’s Diet For Climate Action; The Wind Bargain Gets Better; Why Red States Like New Energy

Beatle Paul McCartney’s Diet For Climate Action Sir Paul McCartney Slams Pres. Trump's Climate Change Denials: 'Forget About Him We Can Do Something' Gil Kaufman, November 6, 2017 (Billboard) “…[Sir Paul McCartney’s One Day a Week] encourages...Show More Summary

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