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THE SECRETS TO MORE SOLAR ON THE GRID

North American Solar Seeks To Learn From Germany's Grid Integration Trials Mark Del Franco, 11 March 2014 (Solar Industry) “…Germany's electricity distribution system is beginning to show signs of saturation…U.S. and Canadian solar advocates...Show More Summary

FLOATING HEAVY CARGO ON THE WIND

Heavy lifter “Dragon Dream” passes Pentagon and NASA tests Paul Dvorak, March 3, 2014 (Windpower Engineering & Development) “Wind developers will find good news from Aeros, developer of the Aeroscraft, a heavy lift vehicle intended in...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE MANY BENEFITS OF HIGH HOME EFFICIENCY STANDARDS

The Evaluation of the 5-Star Energy Efficiency Standard for Residential Buildings Michael Ambrose, Melissa James, Andrew Law, Peter Osman and Stephen White, December 2013 (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Background In...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 12: CALIFORNIA BREAKS RECORD FOR SOLAR OUTPUT; WIND HITS 4% OF U.S. POWER; GRID MANAGERS TO TRIPLE SPENDING FOR SMART CONTROLS

CALIFORNIA BREAKS RECORD FOR SOLAR OUTPUT California ISO breaks new solar production record; Connected solar and wind renewables surpass 11,000 megawatts to help light up the Golden State March 10, 2014 (California Independent System Operator) “Solar power production hit a new record of 4,093 megawatts on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: WHO WILL DO WHAT IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT

Americans’ Actions to Limit Global Warming in November 2013 February 2014 (Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication) Executive Summary A national survey conducted...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 11: HOMEOWNERS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT NEW ENERGY; THE FIGHT FOR NEW ENERGY IN VERMONT; HUMONGOUS 40X GROWTH COMING IN DG FUEL CELLS

HOMEOWNERS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT NEW ENERGY National Poll Finds American Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice; Data reveals vast majority of Americans support renewables, 73 percent open to receiving clean energy from a provider other than their utility March 10, 2014 (Clean Edge, Inc. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: HOW INVESTORS CAN KICK THE FOSSIL FUEL HABIT AND KEEP MAKING MONEY

Beyond Campus Conflict: How Impact Venture Capital Can Address Student Concerns While Furthering Endowment Investment Goals Nancy E. Pfund, February 6, 2014 (slide presentation for a lecture at the National Association of College and...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, March 10: THE DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL OF BATTERY STORAGE; THE FIGHT FOR NEW ENERGY IN NEW YORK; EFFICIENCY OPPORTUNITY IN HOTELS TO DOUBLE BY 2020

THE DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL OF BATTERY STORAGE Batteries May Vie With U.S. Oil Boom as Energy Changer Bradley Olson and Mark Chediak, March 5, 2014 (Bloomberg News) “The rapid development of rooftop solar and battery storage technology could be as transformative to the economy and modern life as the U.S. Show More Summary

Atop The Newest GE Wind Turbine Tower

This was made on top of a GE 1.7-100 megawatt wind turbine that rests on GE's groundbreaking space frame tower (see the video below). The tower's innovative, enclosed-lattice structure was designed to reduce the steel needed to build a wind turbine by 20 percent to 30 percent and simplify the delivery of taller towers. Show More Summary

Coming Down Inside The New GE Space Frame

This is what it looks like coming down inside the groundbreaking new GE enclosed-lattice space frame turbine tower. Its malleable translucent polyester and PVC covering provides daylight and its lattice shell provides space. It promises to eventually bring down the cost of harvesting wind with taller turbines. From 1drhermandc via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=

China Faces Its Air-Mageddon

China is facing air pollution of potentially cataclysmic proportions. It's answer: New Energy. “This is a problem everyone wants solved.” From CBSNews/greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagNShow More Summary

MELTING PLANET COULD RELEASE DANGEROUS FROZEN VIRUSES

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead; Scientists revive a frozen 30,000-year-old giant Siberian virus Arielle Duhaime-Ross, March 3, 2014 (The Verge) “All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian...Show More Summary

TRENDS AND MONEY IN WORLD NEW ENERGY

Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index; The Good, the Bad, and the Tomorrow February 2014 (Ernst & Young) “As we close the door on 2013...and watch the term “tariff reductions” become almost viral…we look at which countries ?ourished...Show More Summary

LATIN AMERICAN WIND TO DOUBLE OVER TEN YEARS

Latin America Wind Market Assessment;Wind Power Activities by Country: Developers/Owners, Wind Plant Sizes, Wind Turbines Deployed, Commissioning Dates, Market Share, and Capacity Forecasts 4Q 2013 (Navigant Research) “…Wind plant construction...Show More Summary

THE OPPORTUNITY IN SMART CITIES TO HIT $1.5TRIL BY 2020

Smart City Market Anticipated to Create Huge Business Opportunities with a Total Market Value of $1.5 Trillion by 2020… More than 26 cities globally will be smart cities in 2025 with more than 50 percent being in Europe and North America 26...Show More Summary

APPLE CEO REJECTS FOR-PROFIT CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL

Tim Cook tells climate change sceptics to ditch Apple shares; Chief executive angered by right wing think tank’s questions about the profitability of renewable energy investments Jessica Shankleman, 3 March 2014 (UK Guardian) “AppleShow More Summary

ANOTHER RECORD-SETTING YEAR FOR SOLAR

Solar Market Insight Report 2013 Year in Review March 5, 2014 (Solar Energy Industries Association) “…Photovoltaic (PV) installations continued to proliferate [in 2013], increasing 41% over 2012 to reach 4,751 MW. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the U.S., exceeded only by natural gas. Show More Summary

STATES, FEDS TO READY U.S. GRID FOR MORE NEW ENERGY

Governors, FERC To Collaborate On Preparing U.S. Grid For More Wind Power February 28, 2014 (North American Windpower) "Representatives from the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition recently met with Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionShow More Summary

THE DROUGHT-BUSTING OPPORTUNITY FOR CONCENTRATING SOLAR

Where CSP beats fossil energy: agricultural desalination; SkyFuel and WaterFX have just brought a six-month solar desalination pilot to a successful completion in California’s Panoche Water District. Here’s why thermal desalination of...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: WHERE WIND PRODUCTION GOES UP, ELECTRICITY PRICES GO DOWN

Wind Power’s Consumer Benefits February 2014 (American Wind Energy Association) Consumers in wind states save money New DOE data show that the states that use the most wind energy have seen the largest electric rate declines. Newly released...Show More Summary

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