NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Moment Of Truth Coming For Secretary Of Energy Perry

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, July 27:

  • TTTA Thursday-Al Gore Says Climate’s Hope Is New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-The First Floating Ocean Wind
  • TTTA Thursday-Solar Flower Blooms In Florida
  • TTTA Thursday-The Boldness Of Tesla (And Elon Musk)
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Best Way To Do Community Solar
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: What U.S. DER Can Learn Down Under
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Solar’s Newest Arizona Challenge
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A Plan To Help Utilities Perform Better
  • QUICK NEWS, July 25: Climate Change In The Not-So-Funny Funnies; The Truth About Wind, Birds, And Bats; How Goes For 100% New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Comparing Old Energy And New Energy For The Grid
  • QUICK NEWS, July 24: It’s A Plastic World; How This President Rewards Scientists Who Speak Truth To Power; Intro To Community Choice Electricity
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: How To Know It’s Getting Hotter
  • Weekend Video: Sea Level Rise To Follow Soon
  • Weekend Video: Buildings That Can Benefit The Climate
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Facing A Mass Extinction
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Takes Over The Solar World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Pakistan Turning To Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-30X Growth In Distributed Storage Over The Next Decade
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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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  • FRIDAY WORLD, July 28:

  • The Climate Clock Is Ticking
  • Wind Is Too Good A Deal For UK To Refuse
  • Solar Lights Burundi Streets
  • 7X Decade Growth For Global EVs

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Moment Of Truth Coming For Secretary Of Energy Perry

    How will Rick Perry run the Department of Energy? Some Texas energy veterans remember an engaged, pro-business governor, while others worry of a 'pay-to-play' DOE

    Herman K. Trabish, Jan. 3, 2017 (Utility Dive)

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), now head of the Department of Energy, once proposed shuttering the entire agency. Many say he has demonstrated he is not as qualified as the scientists who led the DOE under President Obama. Even those in the Texas energy sector worry his approach will favor a pay-to-play DOE, though others say his strategy of putting business ahead of policy could work at the department. Texas Oil & Gas Association President Todd Staples emailed Utility Dive that Perry policies in Texas had combined industry innovation and science-based policies and made Texas the number one oil and natural gas producer in the nation. Virtus Energy President Mike Sloan told Utility Dive Perry was key to building Texas’s 18,000 MW Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission system that is supporting its nation-leading wind growth.

    But Karl Rabago, now director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, was a commissioner with the Public Utilities Commission of Texas (PUCT) and an Austin Energy executive during Perry’s Gubernatorial tenure. Perry does not have a reputation as a strong leader in the DOE agenda that includes basic science, nuclear management, international relations, lab management, and many complex interactions with states, universities, and industry on R&D, deployment, and market development, according to Rabago, who was also a former DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary. Sloan said Perry was an “all-of-the-above kind of guy.” Tom Smith, executive director of the Texas Office of Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group, worked parallel to Perry “since the first day he walked into the legislature” and said Perry often didn't fully understand the implications of what he did. Both Smith and Rabago said they saw a worrying pattern of Perry rewarding political allies in his energy policies… click here for more

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