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QUICK NEWS, June 2: CLIMATE CHANGE AND TEXAS FLOODS; TWO GOOD WIND BETS; SOLAR, ON BALANCE, IS A WINNER

CLIMATE CHANGE AND TEXAS FLOODS In Texas floods, is there a link to climate change? John Neilsen-Gammon, June 2, 2015 (The Conversation) [Click through and read the whole article if possible] “…Thermodynamically, there’s a limit to how...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: MAINE PROPOSES A WAY TO GET OFF THE NET METERING MERRY-GO-ROUND

A Ratepayer Focused Strategy for Distributed Solar in Maine May 23, 2015 (Maine Office of the Public Advocate/Strategen Consulting Group) Introduction This white paper offers a framework for sustainable growth in Maine’s distributed solar energy sector that maximizes and fairly allocates benefits for all ratepayers. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 1: NEW ENERGY TO SAVE THE WORLD; ARKANSAS SEES SOLAR BOOM; BIG BUCKS IN EFFICIENCY SERVICES

NEW ENERGY TO SAVE THE WORLD EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan Michael Goggin, May 28, 2015 (EnergyBiz) “Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Finds A New Climate Change Impact

This may not look like it is about climate change but just hang on for the punch line. From Comedy Central 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");

Talking Truth To Deniers

“It really challenges you to be clear about what we know is true…” 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");

A To-Do List For Families

This one empowers the generation that will inherit this good earth. “Make a difference.” From greenman3610 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");

CLIMATE CHANGE KILLS 2,000 IN INDIA

Climate change blamed as thousands die in Indian heat Victor Mallet, May 29, 2015 (Financial Times) “For the wealthy of India, the annual heatwave before the monsoon is inconvenient…For the poor, however, daytime temperatures approaching...Show More Summary

HOW TO GROW INDIA’S OCEAN WIND

Offshore Wind Policy Drivers in Europe & China May 2015 (Global Wind Energy Council) “The four year long FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project has…reviewed progress in the sector to date and…drawn out the following key recommendations for India: 1. Show More Summary

SAUDIS GO SOLAR BIGTIME

Focusing on CSP, Saudi Arabia to Add 41GW Solar Power by 2032 Aisha Abdelhamid, May 18, 2015 (PlanetSave) “Significantly boosting electricity generation from renewable sources in the upcoming years, Saudi Arabia is expected to experience...Show More Summary

CHINA GOES AFTER TIDE, WAVE POWER

China prepares three marine hydrokinetic test sites as part of US$163.4 million program Gregory B. Poindexter, May 28, 2015 (HydroWorld) “China is planning to construct marine hydrokinetic (MHK) test sites by 2016 off the coasts of three...Show More Summary

FLOODS DROWN TEXAS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

Texas flooding puts Cruz, GOP in bind on climate change Alexandra Jaffe, May 27, 2015 (CNN) "The heavy flooding that's overwhelmed Texas and killed more than 30 people has put [Republican climate change deniers] in a bind…[Some] have...Show More Summary

LONG-TERM WIND FORECASTS EASE WORRY OVER SLOWED Q1 OUTPUT

Weak wind resources in 1st quarter look like 'aberration,' developer says Michael Copley, May 26, 2015 SNL Weather pattern-caused weaker winds in the Western and Southwestern U.S. have caused wind-generated electricity to drop 20% to 50%, forcing power producers to turn to alternative resources and electricity markets. Show More Summary

SOLAR TO LIGHT UP DISNEY WORLD

Duke Energy Corp To Provide Solar Power To Disney World; Duke Energy is making its latest solar investment by constructing a solar power facility in Florida Michael Kaufmaan, May 28, 2015 (Bidness-Etc) "…Duke Energy plans to build aShow More Summary

90% OF WELLS’ WATER FOUND UNFIT NEAR DUKE DAN RIVER COAL ASH SPILL

NC officials warn more near Duke ash pits not to drink water May 21, 2015 AP via Winston-Salem Journal The water in 191 wells, 90% of those tested within 1,000 feet Duke Energy’s 32 coal ash pits, proved unsafe to drink or cook with, according to the latest report from North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING, MAY 27: HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC'S PLAN TO END SOLAR NET METERING, EXPLAINED

Hawaiian Electric's plan to end solar net metering, explained; The utility says it needs a new valuation scheme to fairly compensate distributed generation Herman K. Trabish, January 26, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge HawaiianShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 27: BUFFETT’S NEW ENERGY DIVISION BUYS MORE; MINNESOTA CUTS EV CHARGING RATES; ALASKA COMMUNITY GOES 99.7% NEW ENERGY

BUFFETT’S NEW ENERGY DIVISION BUYS MORE Berkshire buys more wind projects May 22, 2015 Lincoln Journal Star BHE Renewables, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Energy company that is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: NEW ENERGY AND ELECTRIC RATES

Understanding the Impact of Electric Choices on North Ivan Urlaub and Kacey Hoover with Jim Kennerly May 2015 North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Introduction North Carolina’s Electric Industry In North Carolina, there areShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, May 26: NOBAMA V. BUSH ON CLIMATE; EW ENERGY DOMINATED APRIL U.S. ENERGY; INTEL BUYS MINI-WIND

OBAMA V. BUSH ON CLIMATE Barack Obama vs. Jeb Bush: The Climate Change Edition Michele Richinck, May 21, 2015 (Newsweek) “To President Barack Obama, climate change is a threat to national security. To Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential...Show More Summary

HOLIDAY READING, May 25: ORIGINAL REPORTING-HOW THE JUST ENERGY-CPF PARTNERSHIP IS CHANGING THE ROOFTOP SOLAR GAME

How the Just Energy-CPF partnership is changing the rooftop solar game; The alliance could shake up utility and installer business models Herman K. Trabish, January 22, 2015 (Utility Dive) The pressure just went up on utilities to move...Show More Summary

HOLIDAY READING, May 25: ORIGINAL REPORTING-WHY UTILITIES ACROSS THE NATION ARE EMBRACING COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR

Why utilities across the nation are embracing community solar; The shared renewables movement is catching on from coast to coast Herman K. Trabish, January 22, 2015 (Utility Dive) 2015 could be community solar’s year. Utilities and private sector players are immersed in plans. Show More Summary

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