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This Is Decade Zero But It’s Not Too Late

Yes, it’s inflammatory language but they’ve gotta get attention somehow ‘cause “it’s time to get our asses in gear…” From AJ+ 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");

U.S. Offshore Wind Gets Real

This is a big deal. Europe already has over 300 times as much ocean wind at work and China is at 30 times as much. It’s time the U.S. got in the game. From the U.S. Department of Energy Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElemenShow More Summary

Grid 3.0 And The New New Energy

This is a great little intro to the complicated subject of how solar, storage, smart thermostats, energy management, and smart appliances fit into micro-grids and how micro-grids fit into the existing system.From OATI, INc. via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

Only Global Collaboration Can Beat Climate Change

What’s the Greatest Threat to Action on Climate Change? Nationalism; It’s going to take global solidarity to avoid a climate-change doomsday. Michael T. Klare, September 15, 2016 (Nation) “…[The ‘rivalry’ scenario of Energy Perspectives...Show More Summary

World Investment Reorients Toward New Energy

Global energy investment down 8% in 2015 with flows signaling move towards cleaner energy September 14, 2016 (International Energy Agency) “…[G]lobal energy investment fell by 8% in 2015, with a drop in oil and gas upstream spendingShow More Summary

Europe Leads World Wind Build Orders

Wind Turbine Order Tracker 3Q16; Wind Turbine Projects and Capacity by Vendor and World Region 3Q 2016 (Navigant Research) “Global wind turbine orders from 11 vendors in 29 countries totaled 13,477 MW in 1H 2016. Vestas jumped aheadShow More Summary

Renault Leads EU EV Sales Again

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-Jul 2016 Stephen Edelstein, September 16, 2016 (Green Car Reports) “…[T]he Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The 51st State – Getting to the future of electricity

The 51st State September 2016 (The Smart Electric Power Alliance) Introduction SEPA launched the 51st State Initiative at a time when state-level debates over net metering and rate reform were often being framed, at least in the mass media, as a conflict between utilities and the solar industry. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: New metrics reveal energy storage's potential

More than megawatts: New metrics reveal energy storage's potential; GTM is now counting MWhs and carbon reductions in its storage market updates, illustrating more of what the technology can do Herman K. Trabish, December 15, 2015 (Utility...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Rooftop solar can add to home values

Rooftop solar owned by the user can add to home values, LBNL research shows; A new study uses side-by-side home comparisons to put a more accurate number on the value of solar systems Herman K. Trabish, December 17, 2015 (Utility Dive) Rooftop...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Many Ways To Get More Energy Efficiency

State Policies to Expand Market Certainty for Energy Efficiency without an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard Lyng, Cook, et. al., August 15, 2016 (Center for a New Energy Economy) Introduction Energy efficiency, broadly defined, means using less energy to provide the same service. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Getting The Most New Energy On The Nation’s Wires

Eastern Renewable Generation Integration Study Aaron Bloom, Aaron Townsend, et al, August 30, 2016 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Purpose: Aid in Planning for a Cleaner Energy Future The U.S. Department of Energy commissioned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to answer a question: What conditions might system operators face if the Eastern

Translating Concern Into Action Is The Challenge

“…what we know is if the current patterns continue, it is going to be enormously disruptive worldwide…but keep in mind what happens when we come up with smart policies that work…” From the New York Times via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";

Trump’s Plan To ‘Take’ Mideast Oil

No humor in this week’s videos except this discussion between leaders from Congress and the military about the Trump plan to take Mideast oil with U.S. military force. From Raw Story via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.Show More Summary

Clinton Talks Climate Change

”whenever our infrastrucuture is threatened, so, too, is our homeland security…” 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.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Where In The World The New Energy Is

Find Out How Much Power You'd Get From Solar Panels on Your Roof; Or from a wind turbine in your backyard. Avery Thompson, September 6, 2016 (Popular Mechanics) “…[It has been difficult to predict how much power rooftop solar or a small...Show More Summary

Water Liles, Climate Change, And Fallen Skies

Treacherous Beauty: Water Lilies As Harbingers Of Climate Change Editor’s note: This one is for climate fight hero Nancy LaPlaca. It is too good to cut. Read it for climate change. Monet and D.H. Lawrence are bonuses. Julie Wittes-Schlack, September 8, 2016 (WBUR) As a child, I was fearless. Show More Summary

Solar In The World’s Energy Sector

Here Comes the Sun: Solar Power Is Officially Reshaping Our Energy Production; The world is increasing its reliance on renewable energy, particularly solar. This is being buoyed by better solar technologies and lowering solar costs. Jelor...Show More Summary

A UK Perspective On The Global Storage Market

Report highlights the ‘Rubik’s Cube’ of energy storage Kelvin Ross, September 9, 2016 (Power Engineering International “Energy storage developers and investors face ‘an unsolved Rubik’s Cube of technologies, regulatory frameworks, revenues...Show More Summary

Repubs Trail Dems But Awareness Of Climate Change Rising

Partisan polarization on climate change is worse than ever David Roberts, September 7, 2016 (VOX) This lengthy piece is worth reading in its entirety “…[A new study finds polarization on climate change] accelerated after 2008, the gap...Show More Summary

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