Category Archives: Solar

Experts: Era of big battery storage has arrived

A lithium-ion battery that cost $1,183 in 2010 cost just $137 in 2020, the age of competitive big battery storage has arrived, according to Eric Gimon, a policy adviser for the think tank Energy Innovation. Speaking of two large battery projects, … Continue reading

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Solar, Wind Power Boosted by Stimulus Bill

The Covid 19 Stimulus Bill, waiting for President Trump’s signature,  has excellent Holiday Season news for clean energy and greenhouse reduction advocates. Here is what Inside Energy News writes: In what Senate leaders are hailing as the single biggest victory … Continue reading

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New solar array projected to save $370,000 for Madison, N.H.

Madison, N.H., population 2,600, recently dedicated, according to the Conway Daily Sun, a: 63-kilowatt, 180-photovoltaic panel solar array, which was installed by ReVision Energy and will produce more than 80,000 kilowatt-hours of solar electricity each year. It  will provide the … Continue reading

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Biden, Sanders Agree: Clean Electricity by 2035

The New York Times reports that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders agree that the Democrats’ 2020 platform should include: moving all electric power off fossil fuels by 2035; achieving carbon-neutrality in all new buildings by 2030; and installing 500 million … Continue reading

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U.S. Electric Grid Could Be 90% Clean By 2035

A  University of California, Berkeley report argues: The U.S. can reach 90 percent clean electricity by 2035, dependably and without increasing consumer bills Dr. Amol Phadke, Senior Scientist and affiliate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy, says: “This … Continue reading

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Investor Prediction: Solar insanely, world-changingly cheap

Ramez Naam , author and solar investor, writes in part at his blog: Solar has plunged in price faster than anyone – including me – predicted. And modeling of that price decline leads me to forecast that solar will continue to drop … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Renewable Energy Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

A New York Times article by Brad Plumer  notes that partly driven by Covid-19:  The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record. It adds: It … Continue reading

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Covid-19 and the Future of Energy Use

Will the world wide decline in energy use, caused by the Covid-19 related economic slowdown, be a way to transition to clean energy or will the rebound be more use of fossil fuels?   Here is key summary paragraph from … Continue reading

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Will Covid-19 Ruin Big Oil and Help Save the Climate?

The prevailing narrative is that big bad oil and the fossil fuel industry will prevail no matter how bad a business model it might be. A Guardian  article weakens that assumption, by addressing: Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and … Continue reading

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Save The World, Speak Up, Word of Mouth Works

The more research we do in posting articles here, the more it becomes apparent we have to change the climate change narrative to catch up with the new reality. We like this phrase from a Wired magazine article: “If we … Continue reading

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