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ORIGINAL REPORTING -- Solar Vows Fight For A Level Playing Field

SPI 2015: Tax credit sunset preoccupies a fast-maturing industry; The tax credit fight reveals a rift within the solar industry as strong growth continues Editor’s Note: Solar prevailed in this effort at the tail end of 2015 when Congress finally enacted a five year extension that set the industry off on its current boom. Herman K. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: What EVs Can Do For The Grid

Electric Vehicles As Distributed Energy Resources Garrett Fitzgerald, Chris Nelder, James Newcomb, June 2016 (Rocky Mountain Institute) Executive Summary While still small in both absolute size and market share, the electric vehicle (EV) market is one of the most rapidly changing and fastest growing high-tech sectors in the global economy. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 20: Welcome To The Heat Dome; The Crucial Concept Of Storing Solar; Pacific Ocean Windpower Coming On

Welcome To The Heat Dome Learn a New Climate Change Phrase: 'Heat Dome'; As the Southwest faces scorching temperatures, this phrase is dominating weather discussions. Jessie Guy-Ryan, June 18, 2016 (Atlas Obscura) “…[Behind skyrocketing...Show More Summary

World New Energy Booms

With investment records being broken and costs becoming increasingly competitive, the New Energy opportunity has never been bigger. From REN21 Secretariat via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];iShow More Summary

The Great Deal That Is Wind Power

Forget the last decade’s misinformation about wind – it’s now the least cost best fit solution for electricity generation. From AmericanWindEnergy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getShow More Summary

Climate Denial – Sign Of Civilization’s Decline?

This is a superb piece of reporting from Peter Sinclair. Don’t miss the punchline at the end. From greenman3610 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");

Saving History From Climate Change

As Planet Warms, Resurfaced Relics Threatened; Climate change could destroy relics from the past before scientists can study them. Patrick K. Kiger, June 17, 2016 (Seeker) “Climate change and its various effects, from melting polar ice...Show More Summary

UK Partners With U.S. On Ocean Energy

EMEC and NNMREC Further UK/US Collaboration June 15, 2016 (European Marine Energy Centre) “The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd, based in Orkney, Scotland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Northwest National...Show More Summary

New Energy Rising Around The World

Renewable energy now supplies almost a quarter of the world's power needs Peter Dockrill, 7 June 2016 (Science Alert) “…[Record New Energy investment of US$285.9 billion] drove the largest annual increase ever in renewable power generating...Show More Summary

All German Cars To Be Electric By 2030

All new cars mandated to be electric in Germany by 2030 [Updated] Fred Lambert, June 14, 2016 (electrek) “…Germany is about to become the first major country to set an official deadline for a ban on gas-powered cars. India recently confirmed...Show More Summary

A Milepost On Climate Change’s Road To Hell

Climate Change Claims First Mammal Extinction, Study Says Ben Remaly, June 15. 2016 (Bloomberg News) “Australian researchers say human-induced climate change has caused the first recorded extinction of a mammal after they failed to find...Show More Summary

Wind Is ‘Such A Deal!’

Wind Energy Pays It Forward Kelley Welf, June 14, 2016 (Morning Consult) “…Wind is 66 percent cheaper than it was just six years ago, thanks to technological advances that make harvesting energy from the wind more effective and efficient than ever before. Show More Summary

Solar Is ‘Such A Deal!’

Solar energy now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies Tibi Puiu, June 14, 2016 (ZME Science) “…[S]olar energy is getting cheaper by the minute to the point that it’s now cheaper than fossil fuels even without subsidies in...Show More Summary

Geothermal Needs More Women

Abbie Dean's head of steam for geothermal women; Abbie Dean is New Zealand's Ambassador for Women in a male-dominated industry. June 5, 2016 (Stuff) “Geothermal geochemist Abbie Dean is…leading a campaign [to stop gender bias against...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Boom In Battery Energy Storage

What's behind the 900% growth in energy storage in Q2 2015; GTM's quarterly report finds capacity leaping ahead and prices coming down Herman K. Trabish, September 8, 2015 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Since this was written, the battery...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Drivers Behind Solar Price

Why the installed price of distributed solar keeps dropping; Module prices are flat but the industry is cutting soft costs, a new Berkeley Lab report finds Herman K. Trabish, September 10, 2015 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Since this...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 14: Can’t Stop The New Energy; The Big Money In Combined Storage and New Energy; Saving Water Is A Way To New Energy

Can’t Stop The New Energy Cheap gas, coal won't hobble renewables: energy report Marlowe Hood, June 13, 2016 (PhysOrg) “…Renewables are set to attract $7.8 trillion (6.9 trillion euros) by 2040, nearly four times as much as carbon-based...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Price Distributed Energy

Distribution System Pricing With Distributed Energy Resources Jim Lazar and Ryan Hledik, Lisa Schwartz, May 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Technological changes in the electric utility industry bring tremendous opportunities and significant challenges. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 13: Climate Change Denial Is No Accident; The Phase Change To New Energy Is At Hand; Charging Cars With Solar-Powered Leafs

Climate Change Denial Is No Accident Biggest US coal company funded dozens of groups questioning climate change; Analysis of Peabody Energy court documents show company backed trade groups, lobbyists and thinktanks dubbed ‘heart andShow More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Investor Concerns About Solar Stocks Emerge

Solar Industry Update: Concerns over 2H Fundamentals Emerging Vishal Shah, 7 June 2016 (Deutsche Bank Securities) Bottom line In this note, we provide our thoughts and most commonly asked questions from investors following meetings with company managements and over 50 investors over the past few weeks. Show More Summary

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