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Blog Post Archive

CLIMATE CHANGE – IT GETS WORSE

Severe, Pervasive, Irreversible: IPCC's Devastating Climate Change Conclusions Jon Queally, August 27, 2014 (Common Dreams via Center for Media and Democracy) “Climate change is here. Climate change is now. Climate change will be significantly...Show More Summary

WHERE AND HOW WIND IS GROWING IN THE WORLD

Europe Dominates World Wind Power Share, But Trails in Capacity Matt Petronzio, August 24, 2014 (Mashble) “…Most of the leading countries with the highest percentages of wind energy in 2013 were located in Europe…Denmark tops the list,...Show More Summary

CHINA TO LEAD SOLAR MARKET GROWTH DESPITE OBSTACLES

Led by China, Solar Market to Grow 75% to 65.6 GWp in 2019; The market will average 8% annual growth despite new challenges such as trade disputes with China and changes in global policy… August 26, 2014 (Lux Research) "Led by China,...Show More Summary

THE ENORMOUS POTENTIAL OF WORLD GEOTHERMAL

Geothermal power approaches 12,000 megawatts worldwide J. Matthew Roney, August 27, 2014 (Earth Policy Institute via Blouin News) “In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3% to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries…[It]...Show More Summary

PRESIDENT TO TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty Coral Davenport, August 26, 2014 (NY Times) “The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming...Show More Summary

BIRDS AND ENERGY, THE BIGGER STORY

CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal? Emily Atkin, August 25, 2014 (ClimateProgress) “In response to growing accusations from both conservationists and conservatives that renewable energy sources like solar and wind kill too many birds, U.S. Show More Summary

NEW CA LAW STREAMLINES SOLAR PERMITTING

Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California Chad Garland, August 23, 2014 LA Times The Solar Permitting Efficiency Act (AB 2188), designed to streamline and standardize the permitting process statewide and saveShow More Summary

DATA CENTERS EFFICIENCIES CAN SAVE U.S. $3.8BIL/YR

America's Data Centers Consuming and Wasting Growing Amounts of Energy; Critical Action Needed to Save Money and Cut Pollution Pierre DelForge, August 26, 2014 (Natural Resources Defense Council) “…In 2013, U.S. data centers [--the backbone...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: THE RISKIEST ENERGY IN THE WORLD

Oil & Gas Majors: Fact Sheets August 2014 (Carbon Tracker Initiative) Executive Summary Overview: Key Points 1. The oil & gas sector is currently facing pressure from investors to focus on capital discipline, and several majors have stated that their capex will either fall or stay flat over he coming years. 2. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 27: VERIZON’S $40MIL SOLAR BUY; WIND PRICES HIT RECORD LOWS; NUKE INSPECTOR SAYS DIABLO CYN IS UNSAFE

VERIZON’S $40MIL SOLAR BUY Verizon Announces $40 Million Solar Energy Investment Kiley Kroh, August 25, 2014 (Climate Progress) “…Verizon Wireless Inc. [the biggest U.S. wireless carrier] will invest $40 million into 10.2 megawatts (MW)...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: U.S. WIND RIGHT NOW

2013 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et al, August 18, 2014 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Annual wind power capacity additions in the United States were modest in 2013, but all signals point to more-robust growth in 2014 and 2015. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 26: CLIMATE MODELS PROVE RIGHT AGAIN; ABOUT INVESTING IN SOLAR; GM VS TESLA IN THE 200 MILE RACE

CLIMATE MODELS PROVE RIGHT AGAIN Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right; Global surface warming has slowed down due to internal and external factors, consistent with climate model predictions that account for...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: NEW CALMER WINDS AHEAD FOR EUROPE

Wind energy scenarios for 2020 July 2014 (European Wind Energy Association) Background EWEA’s previous wind energy scenarios were pub lished in 2009 (‘Pure Power 2’) following the adoption of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. They...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 25: JULY’S U.S. ENERGY BUILD WAS ALL NEW ENERGY; CLIMATE CHANGE FOR ENERGY INVESTORS; WIND CAN GROW FASTER THAN NUCLEAR

JULY’S U.S. ENERGY BUILD WAS ALL NEW ENERGY Renewable Energy Accounts For All New U.S. Power In July August 20, 2014 (Renew Grid) "All new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources…[including...Show More Summary

New Thoughts About New Energy For A New Climate

This is deceptively simple. Enjoy the tapestry of details in the animation. From Environment Club 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");

Carbon

A new documentary about climate change, voiced by Leo DiCapario.“We need to keep this carbon in the ground.” From Green World Rising 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");

Why Utilities Struggle With New Energy

Utilities call infrastructure that becomes outdated "stranded assets." Business calls such investments "sunk costs." As explained here, New Energy could mean lots of both for utilities. But it will prevent a "sunk" earth and "stranded" people. Show More Summary

WHY DENIERS’ BRAINS REJECT CLIMATE CHANGE

Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change Matthew Hutson, August 21, 2014 (Washington Post) Don’t Even Think About It by George Marshall asks what causes climate change denial. One familiar answer is that humans respond mostShow More Summary

CHINESE TO HELP SAUDIS GO 50% NEW ENERGY BY 2032

China, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on renewable energy development; The Middle Eastern kingdom targets 41 GW of solar power by 2032 as it seeks to free up more of its abundant oil and gas reserves for lucrative export. Ian Clover, 19 August...Show More Summary

BUILDING EFFICIENCY TO BOOM IN EUROPE

Energy Efficient Buildings: Europe; Energy Efficient HVAC, Lighting, Insulation and Glazing, Building Controls, and Energy Service Companies: Market Analysis and Forecasts 3Q 2014 (Navigant Research) “…As a result of legislation [across...Show More Summary

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