Tag Archives: United States

Renewable Energy Databook from NREL

Better late than never, NREL put out a renewable energy databook that covers RE through the end of 2013.  It is full of charts and graphs that do a nice job of illustrating RE progress in the US and the … Continue reading

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Popular and ‘Best-Of’ Posts

  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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Lazard’s LCOE Report is Out for 2014

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy report looks at energy costs both with and without subsidies.  Wind and solar continue to improve their position compared to other sources. This report is very helpful in teasing apart fact from hype regarding subsidies … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Featured on: REneweconomy, Cleantechnica By Clayton Handleman EVs charge mostly at night.  As EV battery prices drop and become a mass market item they offer the opportunity to soak up night time peaks allowing larger capacity of night peaking renewables … Continue reading

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Real World Impact of Climate Change Revisited

UPDATE:  I ran across this piece on Lake Meade today. In 2012 I visited Lake Meade and Hoover Dam and I was immediately struck by the white line around the lake.  It looks like it is painted on but it … Continue reading

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Tesla is the Most Important Car Company – Morgan Stanley

Here – the potentially startling conclusion came in the form of an investment report cited by the LA Times and issued by Morgan Stanley research analyst Adam Jones, who wrote that “Tesla Motors has transformed from a fledgling start-up to … Continue reading

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LCOE Comparision

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis offers a great comparison between various energy sources.  It shows subsidized and unsubsidized so that better comparisons can be made. UPDATE Aug 2015:  Lazard’s updates this every year.  Historical context is helpful as it … Continue reading

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Some Great Photos of Ivanpah

See link HERE for some great photos of Ivanpah. And more here HandlemanPost article on it here. And a not half bad Yahoo article here

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Hydro and Tranmission = Better Utilization of Wind

  http://climatecrocks.com/2014/02/04/transmission-allows-wind-storage-in-canada/

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Tesla is the First Successful Car Start-Up in America in 90 Years

As a former First Lego League coach I love these videos: Tesla Motors Part 1: Behind the Scenes of how the Tesla Model S is Made-The Window-WIRED   Tesla Motors Part 2: How Tesla Motors Builds Electric Cars-The Window-WIRED   … Continue reading

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