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ORIGINAL REPORTING: Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?

Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions? A new literature review says keeping some nuclear and CCS on the system could be more cost-effective Herman K. Trabish, March 20, 2017 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note:...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Truth About The Transmission New Energy Needs

The Truth about the Need for Electric Transmission Investment: Sixteen Myths Debunked Julia Frayer, Eva Wang, Marie Fagan, Barbara Porto, Jinglin Duan, September 2017 (London Economics for the WIRES Group) Synopsis WIRES commissioned...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, September 19: All About Climate Change In 17 Short Answers; New Energy Ready To Step Up; How Old Energy Attacks Solar

All About Climate Change In 17 Short Answers Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. Justin Gillis, September 19, 2017 (NY Times) “…[Understanding the facts about global] warming can be daunting…[This easy-to-read...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Private Sector Gets Into The New Energy Biz

Charting the Emergence of Corporate Procurement of Utility-Scale PV Jenny Heeter, Jeffrey J. Cook, and Lori Bird, September 2017 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Corporations are procuring utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) generation to meet their renewable energy and financial goals for electricity. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, September 18: The Key Climate Change Unknown; Beer Brewer Anheuser-Busch In Big Wind Buy; Montana Grew Solar 400% In 2016

The Key Climate Change Unknown The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior Justin Gillis, September 18, 2017 (NY Times) “As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the natureShow More Summary

A Bill Maher Debate About The Climate

Asking questions is good. Asking questions about climate change as a way to avoid the scientific facts about it is not part of the scientific process. From Just Ausername via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsBShow More Summary

Sweet Winds

M&Ms pays for enough wind to power lots candy. From mmschocolate 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");

This Is Not Natural

This is a short simple refutation of all the misguided ideas people have that climate change is just part of the earth’s natural weather variation. Look around. Harvey and Irma ain’t natural. From Global Weirding with Katherine Hayhoe via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//

The Chocolate-Climate Change Connection

Is your chocolate bar fueling climate change? Anna Pujol-Mazzini, September 15, 2017 (Sydney Morning Herald) “Your afternoon chocolate bar may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees...Show More Summary

The New Energy Future Is Within Reach

An entirely renewable energy future is possible, a new study says Adam Wernick, September 9, 2017 (Public Radio International/Science Friday) “…[C]ountries around the world could shift their economies entirely to renewable energy sources,...Show More Summary

The World Is Turning Off Nuclear Power

Report: Nuclear power on the decline Cecile Barbieri, September 14, 2017 (EurActiv) “Nuclear power seems on its way out, as construction of only one new nuclear reactor was undertaken in 2017…But the sector’s inherent inertia means that...Show More Summary

European Ocean Wind’s ‘Apollo Moon Landing’

A vast 'wind power hub' could supply 70 to 100 million people with renewable energy Anmar Frangoul, Septenber 14, 2017 (CNBC) “…Denmark headquartered Dong Energy was [just] awarded the contract to build the world's largest offshore wind...Show More Summary

Think Like A Planet

Climate Change For Aliens September 9, 2017 (Astrobiology Magazine) “…NASA astronomers have discovered¬¬ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth…[Hypothetical worldsShow More Summary

Illinois Moves To Join Community Solar Boom

Illinois utilities begin to design community solar programs under new energy law David J. Unger, September 14, 2017 (Midwest Energy News) “Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under...Show More Summary

Grid Rules Need To Boost Battery Storage’s Stacked Values

California’s energy storage value ‘significantly’ boosted by stacking benefits, study says Andy Colthorpe, 13 September 2017 (Energy Storage News) “The value of a front-of-meter battery energy storage system in California could be doubled...Show More Summary

New Energy Delivering Big In Midwest Economy

599,775 workers are employed in the Midwest clean energy economy. September 2017 (Midwest Clean Jobs) “…[A survey of clean energy employment in 12 Midwestern states – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Record low prices allow wind's boom to go national

Utility wind rush set to strengthen as low prices allow resource to spread across nation; IOUs, co-ops and munis alike are turning to wind for economics, not just mandates, but transmission remains a major constraint Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: MA delivers a landmark replacement for net metering

SMART start? Massachusetts utilities, solar at odds over proposed incentive program; SMART, an innovative declining-block incentive program, is drawing criticism from both sides over auction design and rates Herman K. Trabish, MarchShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The Landmark Illinois New Energy Law

Ders Are Coming And Illinois Is Ready For Them Vazken Kassakhian, Cristin Lyons, Bill Hosken, June 2017 (ScottMadden and Smart Electric Power Alliance) Executive Summary When distributed energy resources (DERs) arrive, Illinois willShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, September 12: The Climate Fight Among Deniers; Wind Builders Testing Battery Energy Storage; Navajo Nation Grows Solar

The Climate Fight Among Deniers Fighting Climate Change in a Red State Ryan F, Mandelbaum, September 8, 2017 (GizModo) “…Georgia’s right wing government that recently attempted to pass an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill, its Paris...Show More Summary

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