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New Energy Rising Around The World

Renewable energy now supplies almost a quarter of the world's power needs Peter Dockrill, 7 June 2016 (Science Alert) “…[Record New Energy investment of US$285.9 billion] drove the largest annual increase ever in renewable power generating...Show More Summary

All German Cars To Be Electric By 2030

All new cars mandated to be electric in Germany by 2030 [Updated] Fred Lambert, June 14, 2016 (electrek) “…Germany is about to become the first major country to set an official deadline for a ban on gas-powered cars. India recently confirmed...Show More Summary

A Milepost On Climate Change’s Road To Hell

Climate Change Claims First Mammal Extinction, Study Says Ben Remaly, June 15. 2016 (Bloomberg News) “Australian researchers say human-induced climate change has caused the first recorded extinction of a mammal after they failed to find...Show More Summary

Wind Is ‘Such A Deal!’

Wind Energy Pays It Forward Kelley Welf, June 14, 2016 (Morning Consult) “…Wind is 66 percent cheaper than it was just six years ago, thanks to technological advances that make harvesting energy from the wind more effective and efficient than ever before. Show More Summary

Solar Is ‘Such A Deal!’

Solar energy now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies Tibi Puiu, June 14, 2016 (ZME Science) “…[S]olar energy is getting cheaper by the minute to the point that it’s now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies in...Show More Summary

Geothermal Needs More Women

Abbie Dean's head of steam for geothermal women; Abbie Dean is New Zealand's Ambassador for Women in a male-dominated industry. June 5, 2016 (Stuff) “Geothermal geochemist Abbie Dean is…leading a campaign [to stop gender bias against...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Boom In Battery Energy Storage

What's behind the 900% growth in energy storage in Q2 2015; GTM's quarterly report finds capacity leaping ahead and prices coming down Herman K. Trabish, September 8, 2015 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Since this was written, the battery...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Drivers Behind Solar Price

Why the installed price of distributed solar keeps dropping; Module prices are flat but the industry is cutting soft costs, a new Berkeley Lab report finds Herman K. Trabish, September 10, 2015 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Since this...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 14: Can’t Stop The New Energy; The Big Money In Combined Storage and New Energy; Saving Water Is A Way To New Energy

Can’t Stop The New Energy Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report Marlowe Hood, June 13, 2016 (PhysOrg) “…Renewables are set to attract $7.8 trillion (6.9 trillion euros) by 2040, nearly four times as much as carbon-based...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Price Distributed Energy

Distribution System Pricing With Distributed Energy Resources Jim Lazar and Ryan Hledik, Lisa Schwartz, May 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Technological changes in the electric utility industry bring tremendous opportunities and significant challenges. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 13: Climate Change Denial Is No Accident; The Phase Change To New Energy Is At Hand; Charging Cars With Solar-Powered Leafs

Climate Change Denial Is No Accident Biggest US coal company funded dozens of groups questioning climate change; Analysis of Peabody Energy court documents show company backed trade groups, lobbyists and thinktanks dubbed ‘heart andShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Investor Concerns About Solar Stocks Emerge

Solar Industry Update: Concerns over 2H Fundamentals Emerging Vishal Shah, 7 June 2016 (Deutsche Bank Securities) Bottom line In this note, we provide our thoughts and most commonly asked questions from investors following meetings with company managements and over 50 investors over the past few weeks. Show More Summary

What Distributed Generation Is And Does

It’s not about solar and wind anymore, it’s about a whole array of opportunities called “distributed generation.” Get used to hearing the phrase. From Dantex Group Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!Show More Summary

Distributed Energy Resources And The Energy Transition

This is a little technical but there are good visuals and it explains with authority why the transition will happen: “We do have technology to help utilities manage distributed resources and effectively integrate them with the grid.”...Show More Summary

Secretary Of State John Kerry On Trump And Climate Change

Secretary Kerry is pretty clear: Following the Trump climate plan would be “an act of ignorance” and “self-destructive...” He also points out, contrary to Mr. Trump's backward thinking, that “people are waking up to the fact that the...Show More Summary

North Sea Nations Plan For Ocean Wind

North Sea countries mull wind energy strategy; Offshore coordination could be a substantial cost-saver, commissioner says. Daniel J. Graeber, June 6, 2016 (United Press International) “Nine countries that border the North Sea…[will]Show More Summary

Paris Floods Linked By Science To Climate Change

Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists; Manmade global warming greatly increased the risk of extreme rain affecting the French capital, analysis shows Adam Vaughan, 10 June 2016 (UK Guardian) “TheShow More Summary

UK Solar Beats UK Coal For A Month

Solar Beats Coal for Entire Month in UK for First Time Simon Evans, June 8, 2016 (EcoWatch) “The UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal in May 2016, the first-ever calendar month to pass the milestone…Solar generatedShow More Summary

Kenya Nears Top Of World Geothermal

Kenya's Geothermal Capacity Among the Largest in the World – Report Neville Otuki, 6 June 2016 (All Africa) “Kenya's geothermal energy capacity expanded by 20 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2015, putting it in fourth place [in world capacity...Show More Summary

Trump Blew It Big On Wind – Fact Checkers

Trump’s Hot Air on Wind Energy Vanessa Schipiani, June 2, 2016 (FactCheck.Org) “In promoting his energy plan, Donald Trump made two false claims…[He] said wind farms in the U.S. ‘kill more than 1 million birds a year.’ Reliable dataShow More Summary

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