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SEE-THROUGH SOLAR GETS BETTER

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source March 14, 2015 (OffGridQuest.com) “Unlike other ‘transparent’ solar cells that we’ve reported on in the past, this one really is transparent…[The research...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW VIRTUAL NET METERING WILL SAVE LOW INCOME MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS $60 MILLION

How virtual net metering will save low income Massachusetts residents $60 million; SunEdison is working with 16 housing authorities to supply low-cost solar power Herman K. Trabish, December 9, 2014 (Utility Dive) A little-known solar...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 18: INCENTIVE-FREE WIND TO BEST MRKT BY 2030; UTILITIES STRUGGLE WITH ROOFTOP SOLAR; THE GLOBAL ELECTRIC WHEELS MARKET

INCENTIVE-FREE WIND TO BEST MRKT BY 2030 Keep Your Subsidies: Wind Energy Will Still Be Cheapest Kevin Mathews, March 16, 2015 (Care2) “One of the main arguments against expanding wind energy in the United States is that it will cost too much. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: RESIDENTIAL SOLAR APPROACHES GRID PARITY

PV GRID PARITY MONITOR; Residential Sector 3rd issue Briano, et. al., February 2015, Creara Energy Experts) Executive Summary This is the 5th issue of the Grid Parity Monitor (GPM) Series, the 3 rd issue of the residential segment. This...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 17: THE EMERALD ISLE’S NEW ENERGY FUTURE; NAT GAS PRICES WOUND IRELAND; COMMUNITY SOLAR FOR NORTH ERIN

THE EMERALD ISLE’S NEW ENERGY FUTURE Where will Ireland get its energy in 35 years’ time? The mix in 2050 will include gas-powered turbines and offshore wind-and-wave farms Dick Ahlstrom, February 24, 2015 (The Irish Times) “…[Ireland’s...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY, March 16: HOW TO GET THE POWER SYSTEM READY FOR NEW ENERGY

Power System Flexibility Strategic Roadmap; Preparing power systems to supply reliable power from variable energy resources Ken Dragoon and Georgios Papaefthymiou, February 25, 2015 (EcoFys) Introduction The need for a Flexibility Roadmap The need for reducing reliance on fossil resources is gaining currency around the world. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 16: THE REAL COSTS OF OLD AND NEW ENERGY; CHINA WIND BEATS U.S. NUCLEAR; SOLAR VS. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS

THE REAL COSTS OF OLD AND NEW ENERGY New models yield clearer picture of emissions' true costs March 4, 2015 (PhysOrg) “When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more thanShow More Summary

Florida Sinks Into The Climate Change It Denies

The good news: Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott has done almost as much to prove climate change by denying it as climate scientists have done to date. From greenman3610 via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElemeShow More Summary

The Giant Hole In Russia Caused By Climate Change

The expedition’s conclusion is in: The giant hole is due to a methane release. This is very ominous news from Yamal (which means the end of the world). It is now clear incalculable tons of methane are beginning to come out of the melting permafrost. Show More Summary

A New Energy Plan That Can Work

The great Amory Lovins explains how technologies together make for more than the simple sum of the economic and energy efficiency: “We need more people to realize this is possible.” 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";

JAPANESE ADVANCE SPACE SOLAR

Scientists make strides in beaming solar power from space Andreew Tarantola, March 12, 2015 Engadget “The idea of powering humanity by gathering an endless supply of solar energy from space has taken a huge step towards becoming a reality. Show More Summary

UK PLUG-IN CARS COULD CUT OIL IMPORTS 40%

Electric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report Angelo Young, March 10, 2015 (International Business Times) “…[A] much broader acceptance of electric cars than [the less than 1% that] exists...Show More Summary

CLIMATE CHANGE POKES GIANT HOLES IN RUSSIA

Russian scientists say climate change to blame for mysterious Siberia craters; The seven holes discovered are not the work of aliens or meteorites, but rather explosions of methane accumulated as underground ice melts 12 March 2015 (AFP...Show More Summary

NICARAGUA SHOWS HOW TO DO NEW ENERGY

Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam John Otis, March 11, 2015 “Nicaragua produces no oil, but is a land of fierce winds, tropical sun and rumbling volcanoes. In other words, it's a renewable energy paradise — and today...Show More Summary

FLORIDA SOLVES CLIMATE CRISIS

Republicans' new climate strategy: just ban the words 'climate change' Jeb lund, 11 March 2015 (UK Guardian) “You might have missed it, but Florida has solved climate change…[Though it has] 1,300 miles of coastline and a mean elevation of 100 feet, [Florida] did not, however, limit greenhouse emissions. Show More Summary

WIND COULD BE A THIRD OF U.S. POWER BY 2050

Definitive new report shows wind energy can become one of America’s top electricity sources, while saving consumers money; Industry leaders stand ready to meet report’s goals, with U.S. reaping benefits of bold new vision for wind power growth March 12, 2015 (U.S. Show More Summary

WHY TO BUY SOLAR STOCKS

Why Top Solar Stocks Should Outperform the Stock Market Lee Jackson, March 11, 2015 (24/7 Wall Street) “With all the gains to date this year being washed away…investors may start to wonder where a good place to have equity money this...Show More Summary

GEOTHERMAL IS THE BASELOAD ENERGY

Don’t Forget About Baseload Renewable Energy, New Paper Urges March 10, 2015 (Geothermal Energy Association) “…[The Benefits of Baseload Renewables: A Misunderstood Energy Technology in Electricity Journal argues] that the value of baseload...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: CAN NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES UNLOCK THE STATE'S SOLAR POTENTIAL?

Can North Carolina utilities unlock the state's solar potential?; Big IOUs have led impressive solar growth – but what about residential rooftops? Herman K. Trabish, December 7, 2014 (Utility Dive) North Carolina has 700 megawatts of installed solar but its population of 9.85 million has accounted for only some 1,700 rooftop systems. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 11: $17.8 BIL MARKET BROKE RECORDS IN 2014 WITH 6.2+ GW BUILD; HOW THE U.S. CAN LEAD WORLD WIND; WHERE THE ENERGY STORAGE BOOM IS

$17.8 BIL MARKET BROKE RECORDS IN 2014 WITH 6.2+ GW BUILD The US Installed 6.2GW of Solar in 2014, Up 30% Over 2013; GTM Research and SEIA announce the latest findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight report. Mike Munsell, March 10, 2015 (Greentech Media) New photovoltaic (PV) solar installations in the U.S. Show More Summary

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