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.@WhiteHouse makes clear that @EIAgov does lousy fossil fuel forecasting, ignores that its #Solar and #Wind forecasting even worse

May 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Weirdly, while spending many pages detailing how the Energy Information Agency (EIA) failed to predict accurately fossil fuel trends, the report’s authors failed to highlight that the real-world performance of renewable energy (notably wind and solar) has greatly outperformed baseline forecasts. With the President’s call for more solar energy, highlighting that renewables have been doing so well (in price reductions and speed of market penetration) would seem something strongly support of Administration objectives rather than for something to be ignored in a 42-page White House report.

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · energy information administration · renewable energy · solar · wind power

The Solar Photovoltaic Price Evolution Revolution

January 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This guest post comes from BruceMcF.

In early December, the Guardian covered ALEC’s latest corporate-written attack on freedom, an effort to penalize households that place solar panels on their roof:
An alliance of corporations and conservative activists is mobilising to penalise homeowners who install their own solar panels – casting them as “freeriders” – in a sweeping new [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy

Gov-Elect McAuliffe’s opportunity to turn dirty money to good

December 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The fundraising for the inaugural party for the incoming Virginia Governor, Democratic Terry McAuliffe, is seeing a serious lift due to donations from fossil-fuel dependent Corporations. Most notably,
McAuliffe’s Inaugural Committee has received $25,000 from Alpha Natural Resources, an $8 billion coal company that gave $92,500 to Cuccinelli’s campaign. Dominion Resources, a Virginia-based coal, gas, [...]

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Tags: Solar Energy · dominion virginia power · solar

Putting money where the mouth is … a(nother) solar edition …

July 6th, 2013 · No Comments

At the Georgetown University climate speech, President Obama gave a tip-of-the-hat to the fossil fuel “disinvestment” campaign by commenting “invest, divest”.
Convince those in power to reduce our carbon pollution. (Applause.) Push your own communities to adopt smarter practices. (Applause.) Invest. Divest.Remind folks there’s no contradiction between a sound environment and strong economic growth.
Today, I took [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · solar

Solar panels to the WH roof: will the oft-promised bone be served up in the Second Obama Administration?

January 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The White House roof remains without solar electric panels despite Administration promises that this would have occurred well before now. While putting a few kilowatts (or even a few tens of kilowatts) of solar systems on the White House will have miniscule direct impact on the nation’s energy system, the symbolism remains important.
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Tags: Solar Energy · solar

100 / 100 / 100: Some hot renewable energy news …

October 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

100 … 100 percent.  Such a ’round’ and definitive figure provides the basis for a very clear, simple target to think about.
With all the delays toward action related to climate mitigation and the mounting impacts of climate disruption around the globe, the concept of 80 by 50 (80 percent reduction carbon emissions by 2050 — [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · electricity · renewable energy · solar · wind power

A Sunny Penthouse for NYC

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is nearing its conclusion in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon.  19 University teams from around the globe are competing in 10 (hint, ‘decathlon) arenas to determine the overall winner. Lost amid, perhaps, the fanfare is that every single one of the [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · solar · solar decathlon

Killing or Creating The Future: Solar’s three act drama on the Mall

September 28th, 2011 · No Comments

A drama is playing out at two ends of the National Mall … with a question mark between them.
One act is receiving massive news attention while the intermission and other act rests in obscurity for most Americans.
The center piece, almost like an intermission, is uncertain and perhaps cloudy about the finale.
One act [...]

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Tags: Energy · President Barack Obama · Solar Energy · political symbols · politics · solar · solar decathlon

Cost-Effective Renewable Power Homes

September 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

One of the nation’s most important (and sadly too little discussed) intercollegiate competitions is on in Washington, DC: the biennial Solar Decathlon. Open to the public for a few more days (through 2 October), the Decathlon brings together 19 university teams from around the globe to compete across ten categories (thus, “decathlon”). (A review of [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · solar · solar decathlon

A Solyndra Showcase in Washington, DC

September 21st, 2011 · No Comments

While members of Congress are raising h-ll about the Solyndra bankruptcy along with many who are forgetting that they once touted Solyndra as the future, just a little distance away, Solandra technology is powering an absolutely gorgeous home available for public visit for the coming two weeks.
This house, the University of Tennessee’s Living Light, [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · solar · solar decathlon