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GERMANY IS WORLD’S MOST EFFICIENT MAJOR ECONOMY

Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds; Ranking places Mexico last and voices concern about the pace of efforts by the United States and Australia 18 July 2014 (AFP via UK Guardian) "Germany is the world's most energy...Show More Summary

CLIMATE FACTS VERSUS CLIMATE CULTURE

Are the people who refuse to accept climate change ill-informed? Survey shows they know just as much—if you ask the question right. Scott K. Johnson, July 22, 2014 (Advances in Political Psychology via Ars Technica) “…When large proportions...Show More Summary

MONEY IN WIND UP FOR QUARTER, DOWN FROM 2013

Wind Energy Sector Receives $4 Billion in Corporate Funding, Reports Mercom Capital Group; Wind Project Funding comes to $6.3 Billion with record number of deals July 2014 (Mercom Capital Group) “…Wind venture capital (VC) funding increased to $48 million compared to $32 million in Q1 2014. Show More Summary

MIDWEST BIOFUELS CAN BE NEW ENERGY – UCS STUDY

New analysis finds that 10 states could provide abundant agricultural byproducts for low-carbon fuel and electricity; Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food supplies July 21, 2014 (Union of Concerned Scientists) “U.S. Show More Summary

TESLA CHAMPIONS THE PLUG AND THE CAR

Electric cars: Why Tesla is important for both the auto industry and Silicon Valley; Electric cars have a valuable advocate in Tesla, whose Model S sedan is the gold standard in the growing industry. But in addition to the growth ofShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: EUROPE’S OFFSHORE WIND PROGRESS THIS YEAR

The European offshore wind industry - key trends and statistics 1st half 2014 July 2014 (European Wind Energy Association) Mid-year European offshore wind energy statistics In the first six months of 2014, Europe fully grid connected...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 23: NEW ENERGY WAS 55% OF 1H 2014 U.S. NEW BUILD; EV SALES LEAP; OCEAN ENERGY’S FINANCES UNDER SCRUTINY

NEW ENERGY WAS 55% OF 1H 2014 U.S. NEW BUILD Renewables Continue To Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity 21 July 2014 (Solar Industry) “…[S]olar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower provided 55.7% of newly installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of the year - 1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total [according to] U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: WHY THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY BACKS AN ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICY

Cashing in on All of the Above: U.S. Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies under Obama July 2014 (Oil Change International) Executive Summary Each year, the U.S. federal and state governments give away more than $21 billion in subsidies to...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 22: U.S. DOE FORESEES NEW ENERGY; THE BEST CITIES FOR NEW ENERGY; ENERGY STORAGE TO BE $50BIL MRKT

U.S. DOE FORESEES NEW ENERGY EIA projects modest needs for new electric generation capacity July 16, 2014 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) “The Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014) Reference case projects 351 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating additions between 2013 and 2040…U.S. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE COST OF ADDING SOLAR TO A UTILITY’S OPERATIONS

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations Mills, et al, October 2013, (Argonne National Laboratory, Berkeley Lab, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, 7-21: U.S. WIND, SOLAR TO GROW THROUGH 2020; NEW GEOTHERMAL RISING; CHINESE HAVE RIGHTS IN OREGON WIND BUY

U.S. WIND, SOLAR TO GROW THROUGH 2020 Market Snapshot: Wind, solar expected to lead growth in power plant capacity Emily Reynolds, July 16, 2014 (SNL) “An increasing amount of renewable generation is entering into the energy mix, with solar and wind resources making up a growing share of total generation resources. Show More Summary

Colbert Gets Into Coal Rolling

As usual, Colbert turns not-funny to funny. 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");

How Solar Power Plants Store And Use Solar Energy

This is a clear, accurate explanation of what the solar industry calls “thermal storage” – the storage of the sun’s heat. From New Technology via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElemeShow More Summary

A Story About People And Wind Energy

This is how wind solves a series of challenges from climate change to local economics. From CSR News 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");

THE CLIMATE CHANGED WORLD IS NOW 5 TIMES MORE DANGEROUS

Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous; Disasters including storms, floods and heatwaves have increased fivefold since the 1970s, UN finds Suzanne Goldenberg, 14 July 2014, UK Guardian “…The world already is nearly...Show More Summary

THE MONEY IN SOLAR, Q2 2014

Solar Funding and M&A 2014 Second Quarter Report July 2014 (Mercom Capital Group) “Total corporate financing, including VC/PE, debt and public market financing in the solar sector totaled $6.3 billion in Q2 2014…Global VC funding inShow More Summary

EU STILL GROWING OCEAN WIND

4.9 GW of new offshore wind capacity under construction in Europe 14 July 2014 (European Wind Energy Association) “16 commercial offshore wind farms are under construction [in Europe] totaling 4.9 GW of power capacity [according to The...Show More Summary

$109MIL FROM GERMAN BANK BACKS KENYA GEOTHERMAL

KfW provides financing for 200 MW geothermal project in Kenya July 15, 2014 (PennEnergy) “The German Development Bank (KfW) has agreed to an almost $109 million loan to Kenya to build…[t]he Bogoria-Silali geothermal project, which is...Show More Summary

THE PREMATURE EVACUATION FROM CLIMATE CHANGE EXCITEMENT

Global Warming Is Coming, but Climate Hysteria Doesn’t Help Anyone; The Guardian's dire report of a climate-change catastrophe unfolding in Miami is a case of premature evacuation Michael Grunwald, July 14, 2014 (Time) “…I’ve described...Show More Summary

NEW ENERGY TO SUSTAIN BIG GROWTH – EIA

Short-Term Energy Outlook, Renewables and CO2 Emissions; Electricity and Heat Generation from Renewables July 8, 2014 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) “EIA projects total renewables use for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9% in 2014. Show More Summary

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