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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Reprise: The Drought, The Blob, And The Coming El Nino

The El Nino now forming could drench drought-plagued California – but scientists don’t know what the impact of “the blob” will be. The warmer-than-average Pacific waters could drop a 1997-like torrent but nobody knows how the blob’s warm curents could change things. Show More Summary

ISIS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The Link Between Climate Change And ISIS Is Real Joe Romm, July 23, 2015 (ThinkProgress) “Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley linked climate change to the rise of ISIS earlier this week. Conservatives pounced. Score this...Show More Summary

SOLAR POWERED TRAINS IN INDIA

Indian Railways Opts For Solar Energy Powered Coaches Jagdish Kumar, July 21, 2015 (Breaking Energy) “…[Indian Railways, the world’s fourth largest railway network, rolled] out its solar energy powered coaches. The solar panels wereShow More Summary

SPANISH WIND GOES GLOBAL

Gamesa Secures Fresh Wind Energy Order Of 250 MW In India Smiti Mitai, July 23, 2015 (Clean Technica) “Independent [India] power producer Orange Powergen Limited has placed an order for 250 MW of wind turbines with [Spain’s] Gamesa for...Show More Summary

ICELAND GEOTHERMAL LOOKS TO ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia: Iceland Investors Keen to Engage in Geothermal Energy Dev't in Ethiopia 19 July 2015 (The Ethiopia Herald via AllAfrica) “Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland said his government will support investors from Iceland to engage...Show More Summary

THE FIVE SIGNS OF DENIAL

The 5 telltale techniques of climate change denial John Cook, July 22, 2015 (CNN) “There is overwhelming scientific evidence that humans are causing global warming…[but] a small proportion of the population continues to deny the science…[including] half of the U.S. Show More Summary

CORPORATE BUYERS MOVE TO RENEWABLES AS PRICE HEDGE

HP to Power Texas Data Centers With Wind Energy Diane Cardwell, July 21, 2015 (NY Times) The list of corporate purchasers of wind is expanding rapidly. Last week, Hewlett-Packard announced a 12-year contract for 112 MW from a SunEdison Texas wind project. Show More Summary

A WAY INTO SOLAR FOR UTILITIES

Minnesota utility co-op devises new business model for solar energy projects David Shaffer, July 21, 2015 (Minneapolis Star Tribune) “A Minnesota electric cooperative has devised a unique business model for solar power: install the panels...Show More Summary

SWEET HOME GEOTHERMAL

NCSEA Study Reveals Impacts, Opportunities for Energy Efficient Geothermal Industry; Hidden Gem of North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy a $143M Industry… July 22, 2015 (North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association) “Energy efficient...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT ELECTRIC RELIABILITY IS ACTUALLY WORTH

What electric reliability is actually worth and what it means for utilities; LBNL’s new numbers on the value of service reliability are revealing Herman K. Trabish, February 25, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge The cost of outages...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 22: NEW ENERGY IS 70% OF 2015 NEW U.S. BUILD; SENATE FINANCE VOTE BACKS WIND INCENTIVE 23-3; SOLAR MONEY NEEDS STANDARDS

NEW ENERGY IS 70% OF 2015 NEW U.S. BUILD Mid-Year Report: 70% Of New U.S. Generating Capacity In First Half 2015 Is From Renewables…Wind + Biomass + Solar = 97% Of New Capacity In June Ken Bossong, June 22, 2015 (Sun Day) “…[R]enewable...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE COST OF BIG SOLAR VS THE COST OF ROOFTOP SOLAR

Comparative Generation Costs of UtilityScale and Residential-Scale PV in Xcel Energy Colorado’s Service Area Bruce Tsuchida Sanem Sergici Bob Mudge Will Gorman Peter Fox-Penner Jens Schoene, July 2015 (The Brattle Group) Executive Summary Electricity...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 21: THE PROMISE OF SOLAR’S NUMBERS; LIVING GEOTHERMAL HOBBIT-LIKE; SMART THERMOSTAT BIZ LEADERS

THE PROMISE OF SOLAR’S NUMBERS Two Numbers: Solar Energy's Price Drop, Ahead of Schedule, Could Help Save the Planet Zoe Schlanger, July 15, 2015 (Newsweek) “…[The just-announced White House series of measures intended to make solarShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: HOW THE CLEAN POWER PLAN WILL WORK

Analysis of the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan May 2015 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Summary of Results Power sector CO2 emissions declined by 363 million metric tons between 2005 and 2013, due to a decline in coal’s generation...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, July 20: THE POWER OF IOWA WIND; OBAMA PLAN GROWS SOLAR'S POLITICAL PUNCH; AN EV CHARGER ON WHEELS

THE POWER OF IOWA WIND Report: Wind could supply 40 percent of Iowa energy by 2020 Donnelle Eller, July 16, 2015 (Des Moines Register) “Iowa could…push its wind-energy mix to 41 percent in 2020 and supply enough power to more than match...Show More Summary

Solar Energy’s Moment Is Here

“The biggest trend in solar is that it has become affordable.” 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");

Speaking For The Trees

“This is the peoples’ darkest hour, we must make the right decision…We slash and we burn, but will we ever learn?…If I plant one seed I can grow a whole forest…When the sun fades away and the lights burn low, I turn my head to the sky...Show More Summary

What A Hammer And A Feather Say About Water

Here's how they know the ground water is being used up. From Licentiathe8th 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");

OCEANS SHOW CLIMATE CHANGES TO STAY

Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists; Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say US government scientists Suzanne Goldenberg,...Show More Summary

THE POWER OF EUROPE’S OCEANS

Ocean Energy Could Power 115 Million European Homes by 2050 July 7, 2015 (Hydro International) “…[A] draft report by the European Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) [confirmed] the important contribution the ocean energy sector will make to the future energy needs of the European Union. Show More Summary

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