NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, June 12: Exxon Stockholders Rebel, Demand Climate Truth; Massachusetts Gets Ready For An Ocean Wind Boom; Trump Backs ‘Dying Coal’ Over Solar Revolution

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The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • Weekend Video: Al Franken Explains Climate Science To Secretary Perry
  • Weekend Video: John Oliver On Coal Jobs Absurdishness
  • Weekend Video: Coal King Sues John Oliver For Defamation
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Al Gore On The Morality Of The Climate Fight
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Solar In Latin America Can Boom
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Scotland Buys Into Kite Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Tesla Eyes The China EV Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, June 22:

  • TTTA Thursday-What Does Exxon’s Carbon Tax Mean?
  • TTTA Thursday-The Rump Flails Factlessly At Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-New Energy To Get Bigger And Cheaper
  • TTTA Thursday-EVs To Be Cost-Competitive By 2025
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Big Bonus From Plugging Cars In
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What About Nuclear?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Renewables Mandate To Beat The Peak
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Global New Energy Now
  • QUICK NEWS, June 20: What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 1)?; What Power Mix Will Beat Climate Change (Part 2)?; New Energy Is NO Threat To U.S, Grid
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Why The U.S. Needs A Western Energy Market
  • QUICK NEWS, June 19: More Artists Join The Climate Fight; U.S. Power Just Hit 10% Wind And Solar; The Dangers Of Oil And Gas Drilling, Detailed
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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, June 26:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Proven – New Energy Is NO Threat To The Power System
  • QUICK NEWS, June 26: What Climate Change Really Means; New Energy Now Bigger Than Nuclear; The Rump Angers Iowa With Ignorant Wind Remarks

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    QUICK NEWS, June 12: Exxon Stockholders Rebel, Demand Climate Truth; Massachusetts Gets Ready For An Ocean Wind Boom; Trump Backs ‘Dying Coal’ Over Solar Revolution

    Exxon Stockholders Rebel, Demand Climate Truth Exxon shareholders order climate study — against company’s wishes

    Collin Eaton, May 31, 2017 (SFGate)

    “Exxon Mobil investors passed a resolution on Wednesday asking the company to publish an annual report on the impact of climate change policies on the value of its sprawling oil and gas operations…At the oil company’s annual meeting in Dallas, 62.3 percent of shareholders voted in favor of the non-binding proposal; 37.7 percent voted against it…It’s a historic vote for investors who have failed to pass the vast majority of climate-related shareholder resolutions put forward in recent years…[73% of Chevron shareholders recently rejected a proposal to require a study of] how to transition to a low-carbon future…Exxon opposed the resolution [calling for an analysis of scenarios in which global climate change policies, including the Paris climate accords, cause energy demand to fall]…” click here for more

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    Massachusetts Gets Ready For An Ocean Wind Boom Competition for offshore wind ramps up in Massachusetts

    Philip Marcello, June 11, 2017 (AP via Cape Cod Times)

    “Massachusetts’ bid to become the nation’s leader in offshore wind power is ramping up…The state’s electric utilities — National Grid, Eversource and Unitil — are slated to release by June 30 their requirements for projects seeking to develop the state’s first ocean-based wind farm…That sets in motion an ambitious effort to put Massachusetts ahead of states like New York, New Jersey and Maryland also seeking to establish their presence in the nascent U.S. industry…[A new Massachusetts law calls for 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind] by 2027…” click here for more

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    Trump Backs ‘Dying Coal’ Over Solar Revolution Solar Energy Is Revolutionizing Markets While Trump Tries To Prop Up A Dying Coal Industry

    Kevin Maney, June 10, 2017 (Newsweek)

    “Protecting coal jobs today makes as much sense as protecting typing pool jobs around the time personal computers caught on in the 1980s…Solar technology will destroy coal and oil as energy sources even if President Donald Trump stamps his feet, holds his breath and refuses to play with the rest of the world. Solar is on the same kind of Moore’s law–like path that has made computing power so cheap. Solar tech isn’t improving at computing’s breakneck pace, but it’s on a predictable, sustainable and impressive trajectory toward cheaper and better. By about 2030—13 years from now—solar will be able to produce electricity at half the cost of coal and lower than the cost of any carbon source…In that sense, the Paris Agreement on climate change is almost meaningless, addressing something technology and economics will take care of anyway…[Trump’s decision to exit the Paris accord only ensures the U.S. will] end up being really good at mining coal nobody wants…” click here for more

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