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QUICK NEWS, Sept. 23: THE NEW ENERGY TRANSITION; THE MATTER OF WIND IN KANSAS; MICROGRID TECHNOLOGY MARKET TO QUADRUPLE

THE NEW ENERGY TRANSITION The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy Vivek Wadhwa, Sept. 19, 2014 (Washington Post) “In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones…[but] there are billions now…Costs...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: NEW ENERGY TO BE THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST ENERGY BY 2030

REthinking Energy; Towards A New Power System September 2014 (International Renewable Energy Agency) Executive Summary An alignment of economics, demographics, climate change and technology has set in motion an ongoing transformation...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 22: BIG NEW WHITE HOUSE BACKING FOR SUN, EE; DOE BOOSTS RESEARCH ON BIGGER WIND; TEXAS CONSIDERS SPREADING GRID COSTS

BIG NEW WHITE HOUSE BACKING FOR SUN, EE Obama pushes energy efficiency, rural solar power Timothy Cama, Sept. 18, 2014 (The Hill) “The Obama administration unveiled…[actions] aimed at improving energy efficiency and increasing the use...Show More Summary

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, Explains New Energy And Climate Change

Some quick facts on New Energy and climate change from a future “where the air is clean, grass is green, and polar bears have plenty of ice…” From Simge Atay via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0Show More Summary

This Changes Everything

Individual decisions matter but bold government actions are needed. Getting them requires “a push from below.” From The National 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");

The People’s Climate March Is Sunday

Everybody’s talking about the climate but here’s a chance to DO something. From FelipeRadovitzky 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");

CHINA, INDIA, RUSSIA TO SKIP UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

U.N.’s Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia Lucy Westcott, Sept. 17, 2014 (Newsweek) “Global turmoil and violence in Iraq and Syria will join climate change as key topics at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly…U.N. Show More Summary

WORLD’S OFFSHORE WIND TO HIT 40 GW BY 2020

Global Offshore Wind Market To Reach 40 GW By 2020 Joshua S. Hill, Sept. 18, 2014 (Clean Technica) With offshore wind technology and installation techniques more affordable, the global market is expected to rise to nearly 40 GW by 2020. Show More Summary

SOLAR IS THE SOLUTION FOR SOUTH ASIA

Can solar power save South Asia? Emily Cadei, Sept. 13, 2014 (Ozy via USA Today) “…[The nonprofit EcoEnergyFinance] is out in the villages of Pakistan's Sindh Province, going where no electricity line has gone before. It sells solar lanterns that charge themselves under the baking South Asian sun, and then provide eight to 16 hours of electricity. Show More Summary

PARIS DIGS GEOTHERMAL

France Bets on Geothermal Energy Sept. 17, 2014 (NY Times) “France is making a new push to develop geothermal energy…Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas was banned in France in 2011, and the government of President FrançoisShow More Summary

THE WORLD HAS 15 YEARS TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS

This Is It: The Next 15 Years Will Seal the Fate of Earth's Climate Andrew Freedman, Sept. 16, 2014 (Mashable) “…[I]f infrastructure investments during the next 15 years follow the current path of high carbon dioxide emissions, the world...Show More Summary

WIND MAKES THE GRID MORE RELIABLE

Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid Robert Fares, Sept. 16, 2014 (Scientific American) “…[W]ind turbines might actually be a valuable tool for controlling and stabilizing the grid in the future…To understand...Show More Summary

SOLAR OIL DRILLING

Strange bedfellows: Solar power meets oil drilling Javier E. David, 14 Sept. 2014 (CNBC) “…GlassPoint Solar last week landed a $53 million investment from Royal Dutch Shell and the sovereign investment fund of Oman for its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology. Show More Summary

A SPORTS CAR THAT RUNS ON SALT-WATER

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe 16 Sept. 2014 (dezeen Magazine) “…[A] company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testingShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE GREEN TRANSITION – MONEY KEEPS COMING TO NEW ENERGY

The Green Transition Scoreboard 2014 Mid-Year Update; Green Bonds Growing Green Infrastructure Hazel Henderson, September 1, 2014 (Ethical Markets) Adding Green Bonds to the Mix In this 10th anniversary year of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), we review our five years of research in our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS). Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 17: THE NEWEST NUMBERS ON BIRDS AND WIND; BIG SOLAR COMES TO THE SOUTHEAST; WHERE THE EV CUTS EMISSIONS MOST

THE NEWEST NUMBERS ON BIRDS AND WIND New Study Provides Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever of Bird Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities; Cell Towers, Buildings, Other Threats Are Much Greater Sept. 15, 2014 (American Wind Wildlife Institute) “A...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE BENEFITS OF PUMPED HYDRO STORAGE CALCULATED

Quantifying the Operational Benefits of Conventional and Advanced Pumped Storage Hydro on Reliability and Efficiency I. Krad, E. Ela, V. Koritarov, July 2014 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Abstract Pumped storage hydro (PSH) plants have significant potential in providing reliability and efficiency benefits in future electric power systems. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 16: THE ENERGY TRANSITION TAKES SHAPE; A LABOR-ENVIRO CALL FOR NEW ENERGY, NEW WIRES; ADVANCES IN WATER POWER

THE ENERGY TRANSITION TAKES SHAPE Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind Justin Gillis, Sept. 13, 2014 (NY Times) "...Germans will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources. Many smaller...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: RENEWABLES IN THE COMING ARAB WORLD

Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy 2030; Roadmap of Actions for Implementation 2014 (International Renewable Energy Agency) Summary The adoption of the “Pan-Arab Strategy for the Development of Renewable Energy Applications: 2010 – 2030”...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 15: SOLAR SUCCEEDING ON PRICE; EVEN MORE WIND THAT HONDA EXPECTED; THE HUGE UNRECOGNIZED BENEFITS OF EFFICIENCY

SOLAR SUCCEEDING ON PRICE Solar Continues Trumping Fossil Fuel Pricing, With More Innovations To Come Chip Register, Sept. 11, 2014 (Forbes) “…America’s energy landscape looks significantly different. Natural gas has come well off its pre-recession highs and is now trading steadily around $4 per mmBtu, with little to no volatility. Show More Summary

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