Blog Profile / NewEnergyNews


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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Just A Drop In The Ocean

A taste of the problem with oil spills. From Unite For Climate 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");

FLA Leaders Still Drowning In Denial

The utter absurdity of Florida’s climate change denial policy continues to make the news. From greenmanbucket 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");

HEY DENIERS! INDIA AND CHINA ARE IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT

China, India, partner on climate change Timothy Cama, May 15, 2015 (The Hill) “...[Destroying the claim of deniers that U.S. efforts are fruitless if Asia keeps spewing greenhouse gases, the] leaders of China and India…[announced] a united front in the fight against climate change in a rare joint statement…China, the world’s No. Show More Summary

CHINA WIND BOOMING

China's Revolution In Wind Energy Niall McCarthy, May 12, 2015 (Forbes) "Back in 2010, China became the world’s largest wind energy producer and the boom is continuing unabated, fueled by government support and ambitious renewable energy targets. Show More Summary

THE BEST SOLAR DISH IN THE WORLD

Most efficient solar energy dish in the world uses engine developed in 1816 Matthew Humphries, May 13, 2015 (Geek) "Swedish company Ripasso Energy has created a new, state-of-the-art solar energy dish, which it believes is the most efficient in the world. Show More Summary

EUROPE TAKES COMMAND OF THE OCEANS

Ocean energy: EU leads in technology development and deployment 5 May 2015 (EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE) "New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power: about 30 tidal...Show More Summary

DEFUNDING NASA TO DENY CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Denialists In Congress Acting As NASA's Kryptonite Adam Frank, May 12 2015 (NPR) “…[The mention of NASA creates thoughts of astronauts, moon landings, space telescopes, Mars probes and other] superhero stuff in the eyes of most...Show More Summary

MAKING SOLAR AFFORDABLE FOR NEW YORKERS

How Grassroots Efforts Are Making Solar Energy Affordable Amy Zimmer, May 13, 2015 (DNAinfo New York) “…Here Comes Solar, a new community initiative from the nonprofit Solar One…helps home owners get projects done at a discount by essentially...Show More Summary

WINDS GETS ITS OWN WIRE IN MICHIGAN’S THUMB

ITC Energizes Thumb Loop Transmission Line - capable of delivering 5,000 MW of low-cost wind energy across Michigan May 13, 2015 (PRNewswire via MarketWatch) “…[The ITC Transmission Thumb Loop high-voltage transmission project is complete...Show More Summary

WHERE THE ELECTRIC CARS ARE

Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts; Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Forecasts for North America by State/Province, Metropolitan Area, City, and Selected Utility Service Territory 2Q 2015 (Navigant Research) “…North America is the strongest...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: ROOFTOP SOLAR IS NOW CHEAPER THAN THE GRID IN 42 AMERICAN CITIES

Rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid in 42 American cities; Escalating utility rates lose out to solar’s fixed price Herman K. Trabish, January 14, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge New numbers show solar-generated electricity...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 13: ANOTHER UTILITY GOES AFTER SOLAR; HAWAII’S NEW GEOTHERMAL POSSIBILITIES; BIOFUELS CAN BEAT CHEAP OIL

ANOTHER UTILITY GOES AFTER SOLAR Proposed surcharge on Utahns with solar panels is back for Rocky Mountain Power customers Brian Maffly, May 12, 2015 (The Salt Lake Tribune) “…[S]ome Salt Lake City students are weighing in with a petition...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: ECONOMIC VALUE OF VARIABLE GENERATION WITH INCREASING PENETRATION LEVELS

Strategies for Mitigating the Reduction in Economic Value of Variable Generation with Increasing Penetration Levels Andrew Mills and Ryan Wiser March 2014 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Overview Previously,...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 12: THE BEAUTY OF WIND;] PLENTY OF LAND FOR SOLAR; PARKING SMARTER

THE BEAUTY OF WIND Wind turbines inspire artist to create paintings shown in NCC exhibit Jen Banowetz, May 11, 2015 (Chicago Tribune) Chicago artist Brian Ritchard has found a way ‘to paint the wind.’ He said his interest in wind turbines stems from his interest in sustainability and alternative sources of energy. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR IN 2014

Utility Solar Market Snapshot Sustained Growth in 2014 May 2015 Miriam Makyhoun, Research Manager Ryan Edge, Research Analyst Nick Esch Executive Summary Solar markets continued significant growth in 2014 -Added 5.3 gigawatts (GW) across...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 11: FIRE, SHUT DOWN AT NEW YORK NUKE PLANT; EASIER SOLAR SHOPPING FOR NEW YORKERS; POLICIES BACKING NEW ENERGY SUCCEEDING

FIRE, SHUT DOWN AT NEW YORK NUKE PLANT Video: Transformer fire shuts down Indian Point nuclear plant Davide Savenije, May 11, 2015 (Utility Dive) “A transformer failure…at Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant…caused a fire that shut down the facility's Unit 3 reactor…The Unit 3 reactor remains shut down. Show More Summary

There Is Still A Chance

The winning entry in the World of 7 Billion video contest for high school kids from Katherine Selley and Catherine Knox. Don’t miss the last line. From Population Education via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementShow More Summary

Don’t Need Weather Satellites?

Former NOAA head Jane Lubchenco explains why cutting the budget for weather satellites at the bidding of climate change deniers would be a foolish mistake. There's a great laugh line halfway through. From Climate One via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

Drought, The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, And The Blob

The newest entry in Peter Sinclair’s superb This Is Not Cool series. Strange days indeed. From YaleClimateForum 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");

ACROSS THE CLIMATE CHANGE RUBICON

World passes critical global warming milestone Michael Casey, May 6, 2015 (CBS News) “The world has passed a worrying milestone, with concentrations of greenhouse gases reaching levels not seen for millions of years…[According to the...Show More Summary

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