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Thursday, 07 March 2013 15:31

EFC News - March 7, 2013

ECG – 3.7.13 Jobs & Algae
2012 Clean Energy Jobs Year-in-Review and Fourth Quarter Report (Environmental Entrepreneurs) http://bit.ly/Xqspz3
Algae industry survey: increased production, hiring and price-competitive algae biofuels (Algae Biomass Organization) http://bit.ly/10bExmo

STORIES FOR PUSHBACK

  1. 1. Inflated Numbers; Erroneous Conclusions (American Energy Alliance) http://bit.ly/13HHrV1


STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. U.S. added over 100,000 clean industry jobs last year (San Antonio Business Journal) http://bit.ly/XUdRqn
    • Sample Tweet: More than 110,000 #cleanenergy jobs and clean transportation jobs were announced in 2012 via @e2org http://bit.ly/12wCEpM
    • a. Arizona highly ranked for clean energy job growth in 2012 (Phoenix Business Journal) http://bit.ly/Zrphku
    • b. Michigan a top 10 state in green job growth (Crain's Detroit Business) http://bit.ly/ZcaFra
    • c. North Carolina Leads The Way In Clean Energy Jobs. Let's Keep It That Way. (Natural Resources Defense Council) http://bit.ly/VFVwyB
    • d. Report: Texas ranks among top 10 states for clean energy and clean transportation projects and jobs announced in 2012 (Dallas Morning News) http://bit.ly/107gYeA
  2. Green Investing Update (AOL Energy) http://aol.it/106ZoY5
    • Sample Tweet: The #cleanenergy train has left the station! Today's innovative technologies attract capital at high levels. http://aol.it/106ZoY5
  3. Viewpoints: Investment needed in new low-carbon fuel (Sacramento Bee) http://bit.ly/Ww5zYh
  4. Wind energy lessons from Illinois: Q&A with AWEA’s Rob Gramlich (Midwest Energy News) http://bit.ly/10b3ZIN
  5. Don't Stop Renewable Energy Subsidies. Just Make Them Better (Dallas Observer) http://bit.ly/XTiy4B
    • Sample Tweet: Transparency, Longevity, Certainty. Don't stop #renewableenergy subsidies, just make them better via @Dallas_Observer http://bit.ly/XTiy4B
  6. Crowdfunding Clean Energy (New York Times) http://nyti.ms/Xq7OuS
  7. GM's Chief Touts Electric Vehicles (Wall Street Journal) http://on.wsj.com/14u4Wwm


STORIES TO WATCH

  1. Proposed Dam Presents Economic and Environmental Challenges in Alaska (New York Times) http://nyti.ms/16b2mzd
  2. Little Unity Over California's Cap-And-Trade Program (Fox Business) http://fxn.ws/VGtItV
  3. Energy costs should be no secret (Las Vegas Review Journal) http://bit.ly/WW3Wnj
  4. BP Bows Out Of Solar, But Industry Outlook Still Sunny (National Public Radio) http://n.pr/10jylg6
  5. Analysis - Tax-based investment keeps US wind finance expensive (Wind Power Monthly) http://bit.ly/109fZum


NEW RESOURCES

  1. 2012 Clean Energy Jobs Year-in-Review and Fourth Quarter Report (Environmental Entrepreneurs) http://bit.ly/Xqspz3
  2. Algae industry survey: increased production, hiring and price-competitive algae biofuels (Algae Biomass Organization) http://bit.ly/10bExmo


TOP CLIPS
National & State Politics

  1. Bill on tax incentives for wind energy stalls (Omaha World-Herald) http://bit.ly/XUbVhA
  2. Keep wind energy a Kansas priority (The Marysville Advocate) http://bit.ly/ZbEWqa
  3. NRG CEO David Crane Offers Top Priorities for Incoming Energy Secretary (AOL Energy) http://aol.it/XqOL3s
  4. GM chief calls on Obama to create new energy commission (The Hill) http://bit.ly/W65iZI
  5. Cleaning up (The Economist) http://econ.st/W6km9F


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. D.C. Government to Switch to Wind Power for Electricity Needs (DCist) http://bit.ly/13FQpSo
  2. Plunging Cost Of Solar PV (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/10jN6PY
  3. Cheyenne company seeks to build facility to store energy generated by wind turbines (Billings Gazette) http://bit.ly/WVnxEa
  4. Idea of the Day: Offshore Wind Is an Economical Source of Renewable Energy (Center for American Progress) http://bit.ly/ZbEW9E
  5. Renewable energy advocate thinks Montana’s wind industry has a bright future (Montana Public Radio) http://bit.ly/W6hmdn
  6. $3.6M in Maryland funds for Crisfield wind power project clears way for construction (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/W7QJVI
  7. NM utility to expand solar power capacity (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) http://bit.ly/W7R4rl


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. US ethanol credits surge 1,400% this year (Financial Times) http://on.ft.com/12wus8W
  2. Ford sees more hybrid and electric cars in its future (Colorado Springs Gazette) http://bit.ly/XUkybO
  3. Ecotality, ChargePoint to Link Electric Car Charging Networks (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/10iADvZ
  4. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Supercar — More Details Revealed (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/XTTmKi
  5. Battery breakthrough sought for electric cars (USA Today) http://usat.ly/15yVB9a


Business & Investing

  1. SolarCity Reports Fourth-Quarter Loss as Rooftop Leases Surge (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/10gI1bg
  2. Solar City, Working With Giants (Seeking Alpha) http://bit.ly/WLFrDN
  3. Electric Vehicles and Solar: A Match Made in Heaven (The Motley Fool) http://bit.ly/XXbIry
  4. Tesla Predicts A Profit, But Analysts Disagree (Seeking Alpha) http://bit.ly/Z1wszT
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:57

EFC News - March 5, 2013

ECG – 3.5.13 A snowstorm named “Snowquester”
Snowquestration: How D.C. Fits In With The ‘Less Snow, More Blizzards’ Pattern http://bit.ly/15vcnFX

STORIES FOR PUSHBACK

  1. The Hot Air in Wind Power (Wall Street Journal) http://on.wsj.com/ZWsM3g
    • Renewables were the largest source of new U.S. electricity capacity in 2012, providing over 45% of all new generation capacity. (Source: FERC, http://1.usa.gov/TEICtz)
    • Wind energy installations alone proved to be the largest single new generation technology in the U.S. in 2012, outpacing even natural gas and adding over double the capacity of new coal last year. (Source: Energy Information Administration, http://bit.ly/WdF6PA and Bloomberg, http://bloom.bg/XUNBcK) More here >> http://bit.ly/WlFVFv


STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. GOP’s mistaken attacks on renewable energy (Kansas City Star) http://bit.ly/YswvoZ
  2. Many Ohioans support renewable energy; will the Ohio Senate? (Fierce Energy) http://bit.ly/ZhSgHg
    • Sample Tweet: The #Ohio Senate should continue supporting #renewableenergy. 80% of Ohioans support laws requiring more #cleanenergy http://bit.ly/ZhSgHg
  3. It's Rocky, but Our Transition to Clean Energy Is Well Underway (Huffington Post) http://huff.to/XSPrep
  4. Guest Column: ACC shows hostile, destructive thinking on solar power's promise (Arizona Daily Star) http://bit.ly/YrSkoR
  5. Good policy (Hutchinson News) http://bit.ly/VzzxcH
  6. Solar, Wind Prompting Electricity Grid Innovation In California (Environmental Defense Fund) http://bit.ly/XTLbvj
    • Sample Tweet: #Solar, #Wind Prompting Electricity Grid Innovation In #California via @EnvDefenseFund http://bit.ly/XTLbvj
  7. Oregon's role in reducing dependence on oil (Statesman Journal) http://stjr.nl/YLh7RD
    • Sample Tweet: Fossil fuel dependence is a matter of national security. #Biofuels provides a solution to our fossil fuel dependence. http://stjr.nl/YLh7RD


STORIES TO WATCH

  1. The Loophole That’s Letting Conservatives Manipulate Renewable Energy Standards (Think Progress) http://bit.ly/XOvJne
  2. Can the grid handle distributed renewable energy? (Midwest Energy News) http://bit.ly/12qSYsf
  3. Is fracking a ‘bridge’ to a clean-energy future? Ernest Moniz thinks so. (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/13B12pv
  4. Wind industry is still clinging onto tax credit (Politico) http://politi.co/Z5MkDr


TOP CLIPS
National & State Politics

  1. Renewable energy grants will end (Minnesota Daily) http://bit.ly/15v5PY7
  2. US Senate Energy chief to focus on natural gas, nuke waste, subsidies (Platts) http://bit.ly/WswwMy
  3. Do Obama cabinet picks match his greener second-term talk? (Christian Science Monitor) http://bit.ly/YRbQKy
  4. Financial incentives help push greener technologies (Washington Times) http://bit.ly/106dkW4
  5. Wind energy tax break finds opposition, awaits deciding committee vote (Omaha World-Herald) http://bit.ly/XJZVz9


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. Clean Energy Helps Wal-Mart Reach Elusive Sustainability Goal (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/Vu8eQK
  2. Wal-Mart Stores becomes state's largest solar power user (Columbus Dispatch) http://bit.ly/XTLK8u
  3. A new champion of solar-powered stadiums (MSN Money) http://on-msn.com/Zhyax5


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. Beta Renewables sees 2015 as boom year for cellulosic biofuels (Reuters) http://reut.rs/WqU4kU
  2. Bringing green vehicle technology to auto racing (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/1049k8s
  3. Ethanol industry loves Obama’s EPA nominee (Washington Examiner) http://bit.ly/VzuWqL
  4. U.S. Navy Going Full Green Ahead (WBUR Boston) http://bit.ly/163dJJf


Business & Investing

  1. Renewable Energy Companies to Keep an Eye On (Oil Price) http://bit.ly/XHq3KV
  2. Tesla: On Rocket Launches, Electric Cars and Expectations (Forbes) http://onforb.es/12oRNth
Monday, 04 March 2013 17:05

EFC News - March 4, 2013

ECG – 3.4.13 Fact Check highlights success of renewable energy

New Featured Fact Check highlights success of renewable energy. Please amplify Energy Fact Check’s new Featured Fact Check through your communications channels. http://bit.ly/WlFVFv

Sample Tweets:

  • Unprecedented growth, decreasing costs, benefits to all Americans. #Renewableenergy is growing and powering America. http://bit.ly/WlFVFv
  • New fact check shows #renewableenergy powers America. 45% of all new generation capacity in 2012 was from renewables. http://bit.ly/WlFVFv
  • Millions of American use cheap and reliable power from #renewableenergy, including the @NFL, @VW, @OhioState. http://bit.ly/WlFVFv


STORIES FOR PUSHBACK

  1. State goes green, but neglects the basics (U-T San Diego) http://goo.gl/JQbUX
    • According to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “the integration of 35% wind and solar energy into the electric power system will not require extensive infrastructure if changes are made to operational practices” (such as forecasting and scheduling). (Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, http://1.usa.gov/WpTHFj)
    • It’s important to realize that renewable energy sources are not the only cause of variation in a power system. The entire electrical grid – fossil fuel resources included – relies on “load balancing” to manage the variability between the supply side and consumer demand. (Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, http://1.usa.gov/XFqHXI)
    • More on renewable energy reliability >> http://bit.ly/YReP6g
  2. Are we near peak biofuels?: Gerard Wynn (Reuters) http://goo.gl/xYkXs
    • Cellulosic biofuels use non-food source materials to develop biofuels, debunking the myth that biofuels is a “food.vs fuel” debate. Biomass resources totaling just under 680 million dry tons could be made available, in a sustainable manner, each year within the United States by 2030. That’s enough biomass to produce more than 54 billion gallons of ethanol – four times as much corn ethanol as the United States produced in 2010. (Source: Union of Concerned Scientists, http://bit.ly/12wPnrl)
    • There is approximately a billion tons of biomass available to produce cellulosic ethanol. Potential feedstocks include things like wood waste, prairie grass, corncobs and leaves, and more. Every state in the country has potential to produce biofuels from cellulosic sources. (Source: DOE, http://1.usa.gov/qy0pzO) More on biofuels >> http://bit.ly/Q6pC9B


STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. Reid correct about renewable energy (Las Vegas Sun) http://bit.ly/VtZOJ8
    • Sample Tweet: While some sectors of the economy have slumped in recently, #renewableenergy has provided #Nevada jobs and revenue. http://bit.ly/ZhbJb3
  2. Obama to tap McCarthy to lead EPA, Moniz for Energy secretary (The Hill) http://bit.ly/XNQr6U
  3. Renewable energy: We're using more of it (Petoskey News) http://goo.gl/4RqTZ
  4. Ohio Walmart stores roll out solar power (Fox 19 News) http://bit.ly/XRtZGM
    • Sample Tweet: #Ohio is in the #solar spotlight! @Walmart installs solar panels at over a dozen stores in the Buckeye State. http://bit.ly/Y8AqV1
  5. EDITORIAL: The Bayou State will benefit from a beefed-up Biofuels Sector (Zachary Plainsman News) http://goo.gl/njNUi
    • Sample Tweet: 5 year @USDA loan has Louisiana gearing up to lead in #biofuels. Renewable fuel creates jobs and lessens oil use. http://goo.gl/njNUi
  6. SolarCity CEO talks the future of solar power (Fortune) http://bit.ly/ZgSJJX
    • Sample Tweet: CEO and Co-founder, Lyndon Rive discusses what makes @solarcity different and a winner on Wall Street http://bit.ly/ZgSJJX
  7. Solar Report Stunner: Unsubsidized ‘Grid Parity Has Been Reached In India’, Italy–With More Countries Coming in 2014 (Think Progress) http://goo.gl/h29RB
  8. Wrap Up: 2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (Department of Energy) http://goo.gl/a1jUH


STORIES TO WATCH

  1. Measure would cloak terms of renewable companies' utility sales agreements (Las Vegas Review Journal) http://goo.gl/pZNKU
  2. S.F. to get cleaner energy - and a battle (San Francisco Chronicle) http://goo.gl/EzMb4
  3. Gov. Jerry Brown works to spread California's green doctrine (Los Angeles Times) http://goo.gl/jGkC4
  4. Breaking the logjam (Washington Post) http://goo.gl/imY4T
  5. Politics imperil offshore wind sweet spots (Boston Globe) http://goo.gl/mD6zv
  6. Editorial: Texas wind power could feel effects of sequester storm (Dallas Morning News) http://dallasne.ws/Z9EdT3
  7. First Solar offers to recycle Abound's abandoned panels (Denver Post) http://bit.ly/12hjjsB

 

TOP CLIPS
National & State Politics

  1. Scientists want state to use more renewable energy (Journal Star) http://goo.gl/i4Sbk
  2. Clean Energy Market Poised For Rapid Growth In California (Forbes) http://goo.gl/3PWWz
  3. Bill aims to make it easier for businesses to pay for renewable energy features (Austin Statesman) http://goo.gl/bUzOI
  4. PSC double standards echo Walker's fossil fuels obeisance (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) http://goo.gl/ahr6x
  5. In protest, residents prepare for meetings over 'nonsensical' Bedminster solar power plant (NJ.com) http://goo.gl/RaLtr
  6. The Bullies Are Bringing the Fight to Your Playground (Huffington Post) http://goo.gl/L1bQ6
  7. Kansas Ignores Koch Brothers, Keeps Renewable Energy Standard (Clean Technica) http://goo.gl/RTOFv
  8. Action needed to preserve renewable energy momentum, proponents say (MI Biz) http://bit.ly/VZnFzs


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. Solar energy project benefiting Cobb EMC back on track (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) http://goo.gl/E1bM4
  2. Mass. rebates for wood pellet boilers (Boston.com) http://goo.gl/TPe96
  3. 750 MW McCoy Solar Project Put On The Fast Track To Development (Clean Technica) http://goo.gl/hCjAz
  4. Maximizing Iowa’s Wind Resources (KIMT News) http://goo.gl/ATWBE
  5. Catching Up: New wind turbines not at full power yet (Wisconsin State Journal) http://goo.gl/Luild
  6. Walmart Advances Solar Capacity In Hawaii Stores (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/XkVZpN
  7. Ivanpah — The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant — Passes Its First Functional Test (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/XD4ZFl
  8. Shell Scenario: Solar To Be #1 Source Of Energy (But Don’t Jump Yet) (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/14h5AgO
  9. State's solar strategists' hopes not dimmed for industry (Knoxville Biz) http://bit.ly/YnljKv


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. UMF takes on $1.55 million geothermal heating project (Kennebec Journal) http://goo.gl/rQlx0
  2. Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt Sales Up (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/1013kxr


Business & Investing

  1. Investment firm’s funds fuel conversion of dung to dollars (Chicago Sun Times) http://goo.gl/kZqsC
  2. SolarCity Shines Bright Like A Diamond (Seeking Alpha) http://goo.gl/i8fsq
  3. Tesla Motors Delays Filing Annual Report on Presentation Error (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/13zTJOY
Thursday, 28 February 2013 17:07

EFC News - February 28, 2013

ECG – 2.28.13 Clean power to the people
Majority Of Ohio Voters Support Renewable Energy (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/YBKDJv

For those of you attending today’s ECG meeting, see you there!

STORIES FOR PUSHBACK

  1. California's green jobs bust (Washington Examiner) http://bit.ly/WttF0o
  2. ATR Calls on Kansas Legislators to Repeal Expensive Energy Mandates (Americans for Tax Reform) http://bit.ly/13oRcYa
  3. RPS mandates have carefully crafted “cost-caps” to protect consumers from rate spikes and unfair utility bills. In Kansas, this cap is 1% on the rate impact of compliance. (Source: DSIRE Database, http://bit.ly/XDvdVb ) ACORE 50 State Report >> http://bit.ly/UypeW3 and Fact Check on RPS policies >> http://bit.ly/13h2icM
    • Sample Tweet: The #Kansas #RPS drives investment and supports 25,000 jobs. Impact of #renewableenergy is overwhelmingly positive. http://bit.ly/UypeW3
  4. More hot air over wind (Boston Herald) http://bit.ly/YzHRoh
  5.  Wind and solar power are plentiful, but they’re not always there when you need them (Dallas Morning News) http://bit.ly/YYBRpK
    • According to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, “the integration of 35% wind and solar energy into the electric power system will not require extensive infrastructure if changes are made to operational practices” (such as forecasting and scheduling). (Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, http://1.usa.gov/WpTHFj) More on reliability issues http://bit.ly/YReP6g


STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. Wind Power to Compete With Fossil Fuels by 2015, Make Says (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/Wio4Qg
    • Sample Tweet: Onshore #wind power to compete with traditional fossil fuels in #Europe, #US and #Asia by 2015 via @BloombergNews http://bloom.bg/Wio4Qg
  2. NRG to add 2,000 MW of US natgas, solar power in 2013 (Reuters) http://reut.rs/15QBVP2
  3. Majority Of Ohio Voters Support Renewable Energy (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/YBKDJv
    • Sample Tweet: Poll finds almost 80% of voters support laws requiring more #cleanenergy in Ohio. Clean power to the people! http://bit.ly/143Ax88
  4. Elon Musk says Tesla will repay Department of Energy loan well before 2022 due date (Engadget) http://engt.co/YAqZO8
    • Sample Tweet: Elon Musk says @TeslaMotors will pay back loan from the Department of @ENERGY well ahead of expectations. http://engt.co/YAqZO8
  5. Shell Sees Solar as Biggest Energy Source After Exiting It (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/WjYsCF
  6. Power is blowing in the wind (Delmarva Now) http://bit.ly/Y6MDwm
  7. Full Green Ahead: Inside the Military’s Clean-Energy Revolution (Wired Magazine) http://bit.ly/YAeDrF
  8. Forget The Tar Sands: How Canadian Hydropower Can Help America (Think Progress) http://bit.ly/YXHoNq
  9. Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Seeks Fairness For Wind Energy In Tax Debate (North American Wind Power) http://bit.ly/XEPAoS


STORIES TO WATCH

  1. Biofuel Policies Causing Fastest Rate Of Grassland Destruction Since The Dust Bowl Of The 1930s (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/Y28Etn
  2. Imperial County betting its future on renewable energy (LA Times) http://lat.ms/WqXM8X
  3. Opponents question Koch lobbyist role in renewable energy issue (Kansas City Business Journal) http://bit.ly/13nqb72
  4. Green-energy advocates target Duke Energy (Charlotte Observer) http://bit.ly/Y6LJzS
  5. SoloPower confirms layoffs as company restructures, struggles mount (The Oregonian) http://bit.ly/WsD5cJ


NEW RESOURCES

  1. 40 Facts About Ethanol (Renewable Fuels Association) http://bit.ly/WjzdQt
    • Sample Tweet: From coast to coast, border to border, #ethanol decreases our reliance on #oil and strengthens America's heartland. http://bit.ly/XEXeQi


TOP CLIPS
National & State Politics

  1. Green-energy group to N.C. lawmakers: Jobs are on the line (Triangle Business Journal) http://bit.ly/VOceKU
  2. Former Lawmakers Make Recommendations on Energy Policy — and Bipartisanship (Wall Street Journal) http://on.wsj.com/XiC4Gi
  3. Bipartisan coalition issues broad energy blueprint (PoliticoPro) http://politi.co/13o6JHH


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. Wind Power Players (Honolulu Weekly) http://bit.ly/XcT2rd
  2. US poised to sell offshore wind leases (Boston Globe) http://b.globe.com/13Z8yGG
  3. 'Tallest turbines' in Minnesota now generating energy; Xcel is buyer (St. Cloud Times) http://on.sctimes.com/13qfWyV
  4. Falling costs could mean a bright future for solar panels (Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce) http://bit.ly/13qhc55


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. Legislative notebook: Butanol may join ethanol as farm-based fuel in Minnesota (Grand Forks Herald) http://bit.ly/Vdh9WC
  2. Cars go leaner and greener (Chicago Tribune) http://bit.ly/12diFMC
  3. House Dem bullish on 'major' energy efficiency bill (The Hill) http://bit.ly/15QDUD3


Business & Investing

  1. A new way to invest in green energy (CNN Money) http://bit.ly/XCZM1k
  2. Sector Snap: Solar energy companies slide (Bloomberg Businessweek) http://buswk.co/Z0CRLj
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:09

EFC News - February 26, 2013

ECG 2.26.13 - What’s your take?
Let us know what you think. What policies are you focusing on in 2013? http://svy.mk/15efLoN.

STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. Wind-energy programs yield engineering jobs (Houston Chronicle) http://bit.ly/YTDVj2
  2. Partnership aims to make Northern Colorado leader in electric vehicles (Denver Post) http://bit.ly/15KOXNU
    • Sample Tweet: Partnership aims to make Northern #Colorado leader in #EVs with installation of quick charging stations. http://bit.ly/VKKRkT
  3. OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Chu, industry chief to talk green cars (The Hill) http://bit.ly/ZwhIJP
  4. Schnurman: Wind power is a blowing force in Texas (Dallas Morning News) http://dallasne.ws/VKC2HY
  5. Sunpower Providing Solar Energy For New SF 49ers Stadium (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/13IAyxY
    • Sample Tweet: The @49ers are going green with #solar from @nrgenergy. @nfl teams continue to drive down field for #cleanenergy. http://bit.ly/13IAyxY


STORIES TO WATCH

  1. Colorado orders Abound Solar to clean up hazardous waste at four sites (Denver Post) http://bit.ly/15f8SUa
  2. Obama May Expand Oil Drilling to Pay for Clean-Car Research (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/WnsYG2
  3. Study: Wind power's role overestimated (UPI) http://bit.ly/13jrILf
  4. US CEOs call for increased oil, gas access, end to wind subsidies (Platts) http://bit.ly/15MNLtm
  5. Tesla's Musk says NY Times review led to a 'few hundred' cancellations (Fox News) http://fxn.ws/V1Rwbr


NEW RESOURCES

  1. Taking Action on Energy: A CEO Vision for America's Energy Future (Business Roundtable) http://bit.ly/V1R1ho


TOP CLIPS

National & State Politics

  1. WNC goals for clean energy by 2050 set (Citizen Times) http://avlne.ws/15MMAdw
  2. Ernest Moniz, possible energy secretary pick, already drawing criticism (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/13JZsNV
  3. Legislators debate tax credit for electric cars (The Sun Journal) http://bit.ly/WnxEvx
  4. No. Va. lawmakers take aim at hybrid fee increase in transportation bill (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/126lmQ9
  5. Montana Senate kills bill allowing more to sell excess renewable energy back to utility (The Missoulian) http://bit.ly/13evmXc
  6. U students lobby for renewable energy at the Capitol (Minnesota Daily) http://bit.ly/WfVui4
  7. Renewable energy is on the front burner at Gov. Rick Snyder's forum in Grand Rapids (Mlive.com) http://bit.ly/W8Ym0o


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. NJ's Approach to Offshore Wind a Model for Other States, Report Says (NJ Spotlight) http://bit.ly/XDhDBX
  2. Developer of wind farm appeals (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) http://bit.ly/V38SEB
  3. El Paso Electric solar grid is one of Texas' weakest (El Paso Times) http://bit.ly/13Pc5Hr
  4. Report: California Should Remove Limits on Net Metered Solar (KCET Rewire) http://bit.ly/X89rx6
  5. Massachusetts seeks data to fund hydroelectric energy incentives (HydroWorld) http://bit.ly/WoDMnh


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. Renewable Energy Adoption — Not Fast Enough (Clean Technica) http://bit.ly/WfPWEb
  2. States Encourage and Discourage Renewable Energy Trading (AOL Energy) http://aol.it/15Kabvw


Business & Investing

  1. A second dawn for solar stocks (MSN Money) http://on-msn.com/ZG823u
  2. Are Banks Backing Away From Solar Projects? (Green Tech Solar) http://bit.ly/XBQCio
  3. Tesla CEO Says N.Y. Times Article Reduced Market Cap (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/13J6Mcr
Monday, 25 February 2013 16:51

EFC News - February 25, 2013

ECG – 2.25.13 Action Item: Complete Before 2/28 Meeting
***If you have not done so already, please register for the ECG Working Lunch, February 28th by clicking here http://bit.ly/X9fXCa. Also, please take a few minutes to complete this 2013 Policy Priorities survey to make the ECG Working Lunch as productive as possible http://svy.mk/15efLoN.

STORIES FOR PUSHBACK

  1. EPA's fuel folly (Politico) http://politi.co/UZhQCN
  2. Difference Engine: Air apparent (The Economist) http://econ.st/13ht5tQ

 

STORIES FOR AMPLIFICATION

  1. Solyndra Critics Back U.S. Lab Seeking Biofuel From Germs (Bloomberg Businessweek) http://buswk.co/YSygtA
  2. Wind, Solar, Biomass Provide All New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity In January 2013 (Think Progress) http://bit.ly/YQrMez
  3. Report: Renewable energy pays off for state (Huron Daily Tribune) http://bit.ly/Xv2uCE
    • Sample Tweet: Report shows #Michigan's #renewableenergy standard is driving economic growth, #cleanenergy development. http://bit.ly/Xv2uCE
  4. Developers of proposed Alabama wind farm say technology can harvest enough power in the South (AL.com) http://bit.ly/ZnENyv
    • Sample Tweet: #Alabama's first #wind developers tout improvements in technology as the reason #greenenergy will work in the South. http://bit.ly/ZnENyv
  5. Unsubsidised roof-top solar power grows competitive: Wynn (Reuters) http://reut.rs/W7Vdxu
    • Sample Tweet: Data shows unsubsidized rooftop #solar is cost-competitive and prices will continue to decline via @Reuters http://reut.rs/W7Vdxu
  6. Maine senator seeks tax break on electric vehicles (Boston.com) http://bo.st/ZuhAL7
  7. Power surge: The United States needs a sweeping energy policy (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) http://bit.ly/YSy5hJ

 

STORIES TO WATCH

  1. Energy Nominee Moniz Sees Fracking as Bridge to Renewables (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/13b1WJf
  2. Silicon Valley Shifting to Power Grid After Solar Sours (Bloomberg) http://bloom.bg/Ztr5ds
  3. Maryland man sentenced to nearly 13 years in renewable energy fraud case (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/VUfQh5
  4. Md., D.C. utilities pay paper mills burning ‘black liquor’ for alternative fuel credits (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/XGQyzN
  5. Oregon to review $30M in tax credits for wind farm (Statesman Journal) http://stjr.nl/XzVlkI
  6. Cape Wind: Regulation, Litigation And The Struggle To Develop Offshore Wind Power In The U.S. (Huffington Post) http://huff.to/121Qm3y
  7. Below-average US Northwest hydro year will boost natgas demand: Barclays (Platts) http://bit.ly/XReTCZ

 

NEW RESOURCES

  1. Report on the implementation of the p.a. 295 renewable energy standard and the cost-effectiveness of the energy standards (Michigan Public Service Commission) http://1.usa.gov/ZhiN8e


TOP CLIPS:

National & State Politics

  1. McDonnell signs bill repealing renewable energy bonuses for Va utilities, makes other changes (Washington Post) http://wapo.st/XFEIpy
  2. NREL’s economic impact $815M, CU’s Leeds estimates (Denver Business Journal) http://bit.ly/XveR4S
  3. Op-ed: Time to jump on Obama’s energy recommendations (Seattle Times) http://bit.ly/WgzzSF
  4. EDITORIAL: Wind energy needs incentives (Rapid City Journal) http://bit.ly/YJB0uc
  5. A Gas Tax Is Much, Much, More Efficient Than The CAFE Standards So Why Have We The CAFE Standards? (Forbes) http://onforb.es/YoAC4x


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass

  1. Experts hold out hope for solar energy (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) http://bit.ly/VH5WwC
  2. NCSEA: Clean energy brings down costs of electricity in North Carolina (Solar Server) http://bit.ly/XqZzOB
  3. Big Solar Looks To Grow With Precise Cloud Forecasts (Earth Techling) http://bit.ly/W5hVGS
  4. February is a Month of More and More Broken Solar Records in California (KCET Rewire) http://bit.ly/Wl9H8h
  5. Clean Energy Advocates Cry Foul Over Hydropower Legislation (Ozarks First) http://bit.ly/ZtOSdc
  6. Proposed wind farm off Atlantic City coast stirs debate over costs (Philly.com) http://bit.ly/13heRJz


Vehicles, Biofuels, Geothermal, Electrification

  1. Two Dem legislators urge McDonnell to nix $100 hybrid fee (Virginia Pilot) http://bit.ly/YPW967
  2. $2.2 billion project will overhaul Minnesota's electrical grid (Star Tribune) http://bit.ly/ZtOBa3
  3. Big Oil's big smear (Tampa Bay Online) http://bit.ly/X5s1G7
  4. Electric vehicles to get Fort Collins jump-start (The Coloradoan) http://noconow.co/Zqf2h3
  5. Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars (National Public Radio) http://n.pr/15EZvyd
  6. West Michigan Environmental Action Council: Mine buildings, tap infrastructure for Michigan’s cheapest, cleanest energy (Mlive.com) http://bit.ly/Ys5SBE


Business & Investing

  1. Demand For The Model S Looks Solid But Will Tesla Live Up To The Hype? (Seeking Alpha) http://bit.ly/ZDOyMM
  2. Boulder sees upside if the Colorado city breaks from Xcel Energy (Minnesota Star Tribune) http://bit.ly/XRcZSU

March 7 -- Large oil companies like to tell the public "We Agree" when it comes to clean energy. But in Sacramento and Washington, their motto seems to be "It Can't Be Done." A Jan. 31 article in the San Jose Mercury News, "Chevron and its allies take aim at California's low carbon fuel standard," demonstrates how the oil industry has once again banded together to oppose groundbreaking environmental initiatives. >>View Article

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Crowdfunding Clean Energy

March 7 -- If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve global warming, how might you go about it? For years, the main approach in the environmental movement has been to sound the alarm bell and implore people to consume less, switch to green products, recycle, and speak up to companies and politicians. It hasn’t always been an easy sell. However, if the approach of a promising Oakland-based start-up takes hold, there may be another line of action that could become available to ordinary people: directly financing renewable energy. >>View Article

March 7 -- There are better ways of providing tax support to renewable energy, […] like allowing investors to form things called master limited partnerships, which offer tax benefits that encourage investment. >>View Article

Thursday, 07 March 2013 17:58

GM's Chief Touts Electric Vehicles

March 7 -- General Motors's chief executive said the auto maker would cut fuel-consumption of its 2016 vehicles by almost 10% over current models by reducing the average weight of its cars and trucks. >>View Article

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