Study of Antarctic sea ice collapse warns of potential 10-foot sea rise, with rate of ocean warming up 50% since 1991.

Study of Antarctic sea ice collapse warns of potential 10-foot sea rise, by Joe Romm, Climate Progress,  Jan 15, 2019 PACK ICE MELTING IN SPRING IN ANTARCTICA’S WEDDEL SEA. CREDIT: PLANET OBSERVER/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP VIA GETTY IMAGES A stunning new study on Antarctic sea ice collapse greatly raises the risk of a 10-foot sea level rise this century if President Donald …

Stand alone prices for installed battery storage (20 mw with 4 hr storage)dropped 40% from the previous year. Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants — 8MinuteEnergy

Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants — 8MinuteEnergy, by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica, January 13th, 2019  S&P Global reports the cost of solar with battery backup dropped precipitously in 2018. In a few cases in the sunny Southwest region of the United States, several tenders for solar plus storage came in at under $30 per megawatt-hour last year. Stand …

Costs of electricity were going to go up with replacement of aging coal plants. Renewables make it cheaper and cleaner.

This article was adapted from the Repower Australia Plan. Australia’s fossil fuel generators are ageing Most of Australia’s remaining (and largest) coal power stations were built in 1970s and 80s. Typically, coal and gas-fired power stations are built to last 35 to 40 years and if they are looked after they might last 50 years, albeit with more frequent breakdowns. In New …

Two Rural Electric Cooperatives Overcome Barriers To Clean, Local Energy

January 14th, 2019 by John Farrell  Originally published at ilsr.org Two Rural Electric Cooperatives Overcome Barriers To Clean, Local Energy Rural communities formed rural electric cooperatives as a way to get energy where no one else would provide it. In the 21st century, some cooperatives have found an additional economic benefit in pursuing local renewable energy. In the cases of Farmers Electric Cooperative in Iowa and Kit …

New York Clean Energy Mandate (RPS standard) to be 70% in 2030

Excerpt from Clean Technica, Cuomo Announces Mammoth Offshore Wind & Distributed Solar Increases, January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill Focusing specifically on the renewable energy aspects of his policy promises, Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to mandate 100% clean energy by 2040 — the most aggressive such goal in the United States which, if approved, would set a target five years …

The 1.5C target is still physically possible and dependent on choices now. Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change. All new cars, energy etc. should use renewables and be emission free

Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study There is widespread coverage of a new study published in Nature Communications which concludes that “climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately”. The Guardian adds: “The study found that if all fossil fuel infrastructure – power plants, factories, vehicles, …

Cutting coal by 75-80% in four years, with full phase out within decade

Indiana Utility Says Replacing Coal With Renewables Will Save Customers $4 Billion November 8th, 2018 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica Coal is king in Indiana when it comes to making electricity, but not for much longer. On October 31, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan— the company’s road map to the future. After considering more than 30 different proposals, NIPSCO …

Trends in 2018, and predictions for 2019

By Adam Browning, GTM, Dec 27, 2018  A look at the most important forces guiding renewables in 2018. Original article here In 2002, when solar was $9 a watt, I co-founded an advocacy organization to bring solar into the mainstream. Solar’s made a lot of progress since then, and 2018 feels like a crucial year in many ways, with some …

Many benefits to closing Colorado coal plants by 2025

By David Roberts, vox.com, 8 Jan 2019 California may get the bulk of the media attention, but when it comes to clean energy, it’s worth keeping an eye on Colorado. There’s an argument to be made that no state is better positioned to accelerate a transition to clean energy. For one thing, thanks to its bountiful sunlight and wind, Colorado has enormous potential …

Where The Clean Tech Jobs Are — Infographic & Interactive Guide

January 8th, 2019 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica  Jobs in clean tech in America are outpacing employment in the fossil fuel sector. According to Clean Jobs Cities, “The Top 50 metro areas for clean jobs now employ 1.8 million workers in clean energy technologies, accounting for more than one out of every two clean energy jobs in the country — which alone outnumbers …