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Why EV-Solar Boss Musk Likes Trumps SecState

A Brief Chat With Elon Musk About Climate Change, Rex Tillerson, and Donald Trump Bryan Menegus, January 26, 2017 (Gizmodo) Editor’s note: This piece reports Elon Musk’s views in his own words and is worth reading in full. “…[Tesla-SolarCity...Show More Summary

The Next March Will Be For Science

Scientists Are Planning the Next Big Washington March Brian Kahn, January 25, 2017 (Climate Central) "…[In the wake of the January 22 national Women’s March, a successor March for Science is being planned. Its private Facebook group has over 300,000 members and its Twitter account has over 150,000 followers. Show More Summary

Solar Jobs Beat Fossil Fuel Industries Combined

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined Niall McCarthy, January 25, 2017 (Forbes) “…[More people] were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas...Show More Summary

The Next Big Step For U.S. Ocean Wind

Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Will Be Built Off Long Island Diane Cardwell, January 25, 2017 (NY Times) “…[The Long Island Power Authority approved the nation’s largest offshore wind farm for the waters between the eastern tipShow More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: How The Wind Industry Will Cross The Renewables’ 'Valley Of Death'

Across the 'valley of death': How the wind industry will cope without tax credits; The industry is bracing for a slowdown in the early 2020s as incentives phase out and utilities meet CPP targets Herman K. Trabish, May 25, 2016 (Utility...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Utilities, Greens Still Miles Apart On Solar Valuation At The State Level

Utilities, greens still miles apart on solar valuation, new report shows; Environmentalists want to expand the factors included in solar valuation, but the power sector is skeptical Herman K. Trabish, May 12, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: What Solar's Portfolio Of Grid Services Can Do For Utilities

What SolarCity's new portfolio of grid services can do for utilities; The dominant residential solar installer is moving beyond the rooftop in a bid to become an essential partner for utilities Herman K. Trabish, May 16, 2016 (Utility...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The State OF The U.S. Energy Transition, Part 4

Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System: The Second Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review January 2017 (U.S. Department of Energy) Summary for Policymakers: Building a Clean Electricity Future A clean electricity system reduces...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 24: Trump White House Rewrites The U.S. Climate Message; Defense Dept. Advances Microgrid Trials; NatGas Price On The Rise

Trump White House Rewrites The U.S. Climate Message What Climate Change? Trump's White House Touts Energy Plans On Web Paul Raeburn, January 22, 2017 (Newsweek) “…Minutes after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, [the Obama White House...Show More Summary

SPECIAL FEATURE: The Women’s March, Los Angeles – Something Happened Here

The Women’s March, Los Angeles – Something Happened Here Herman K. Trabish, January 23, 2017 (Exclusive to NewEnergyNews) Three-quarters of a million people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday to celebrate women’s rights. Show More Summary

Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel”

”It is undeniable today.” From JoBlo MovieClips 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");

Al Gore Talks About His “Inconvenient Sequel”

…Much more of an emphasis on solutions because compared to ten years ago they are much more widely available and in many cases cheaper than continuing to burn dirty fuels that cause the problem…We’re going to win this…No one person can...Show More Summary

2016 Was Third Record Heat Year In A Row

of the 17 hottest years on record, 16 have happened since 2000. From Fox5 New York 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");

The Best Movies About Climate Change

Spoiler alerts: the five best climate-change films; Hollywood – loyal to its eco-sceptic audiences in middle America – has always been frosty towards environmental movies. Here are the most prescient exceptions to the rule 19 January...Show More Summary

Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy

Saudi Arabia seeks $30bn-$50bn solar and wind energy investment; Riyadh will issue tenders for renewables programme in push to curb reliance on oil Simeon Kerr, January 16, 2017 (Financial Times) “Saudi Arabia will “within weeks” start...Show More Summary

China Wind Awaits China Demand

It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle. Javier C. Hernandez, January 15, 2017 (NY Times) “…[The 7,000 turbines of the Jiuquan Wind Power Base, one of the world’s largest wind farms and capable of generating...Show More Summary

India Solar Rising

Future Shines Bright for Solar Energy Use in India Phil Dierking and Alice Bryant, January 15, 2017 (Voice of America) “The falling cost of solar energy technology is helping India increase its production of electricity…[and] helping...Show More Summary

The Heat Stayed On In 2016

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. Chris Mooney, January 18, 2017 (Washignton Post) “…[T]wo leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on...Show More Summary

Three Ways Solar Will Grow

3 Predictions For Solar Energy in 2017 Sarah Kezer, January 18, 2017 (Mother Earth News) “Renewable energy sources are expected to make up 80 percent of the new electricity-generation capacity in the U.S. during 2017…The solar industry...Show More Summary

North Carolina Ocean Wind Bidding To Open

Feds move ahead with plans for huge 'wind farm' off Kitty Hawk January 19, 2017 (WRAL Tech Wire) “The federal government plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm…[Bidding will open...Show More Summary

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