June 2019 News

e three younger generations – those ages 18 to 53 in 2018 – reported casting 62.2 million votes, compared with 60.1 million cast by Baby Boomers and older generations. It’s not the first time the younger generations outvoted their elders: The same pattern occurred in the 2016 presidential election.” Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 …

Growth in Renewables has Stalled. Investment is Falling. But Why? We don’t need “more ambition” but a radically different system.  By now, the message should be clear: The insistence on private-sector-led investment in renewables is a failure

We don’t need “more ambition” but a radically different system.  By now, the message should be clear: The insistence on private-sector-led investment in renewables, which we are told needs to be “unlocked” through various incentives – subsidies, feed-in-tariffs, guaranteed returns through PPAs, etc. – has proven to be a disastrous failure. This is the reason why renewables are “underperforming.” This …

US investment in fossil fuels exceeds any other nation. One dollar out of every 10 invested around the world into energy goes towards financing oil and gas in North America, the IEA says

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director at the IEA, said: “The bottom line is that the world is not investing enough in traditional elements of supply to maintain today’s consumption patterns, nor is it investing enough in cleaner energy technologies to change course. Whichever way you look, we are storing up risks for the future.” 14 May 2019 IEA: Low-carbon spending must ‘more …

Guzman Energy proposal would finance retirement of Tri-State coal plants, add 1.2 gigawatts of new wind and solar power

5/28/2019 By Joe Smyth | joe@cleancooperative.com | @joesmyth Guzman Energy is proposing a deal that would help Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association meet Colorado and New Mexico’s new clean energy policies, by replacing nearly half of Tri-State’s remaining coal fleet with 1.2 gigawatts of new wind and solar power projects, along with a mix of energy storage and natural gas. Guzman Energy executives said …

Initial Scoping of Energy Projects on the Back of an Envelope, Other Webinars

2019 Tribal Energy Webinar Series DATE WEBINAR TITLE AND DESCRIPTION April 24 Fundamentals of the Tribal Energy Industry Energy development is a powerful tool to help bring economic growth, jobs, and independence to tribal communities. As such, there is significant interest in pursuing energy development in Indian Country—but difficulty understanding energy jargon or energy concepts can be a barrier to …

Colorado steps toward decarbonization in 2019, agenda for 2020

15 years ago, Colorado’s two top electricity providers were determined to build large coal plants and continue to invest in fossil fuel generation, adding millions of tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and oceans and standing in the way of using Colorado’s abundant wind, solar, water and other renewable resources.  These corporate goals superseded citizen and ratepayer opposition, and …

Indiana utilities no longer hold a monopoly on energy generation in the state.

Emily Hopkins and Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, May 20, 2019  Indiana utilities are in midst of identity crisis as customers take power into own hands The changes came slowly, then seemingly all at once. Next door, your neighbor installed solar panels. You started seeing more and more electric vehicles. When you drove north on I-65, you hit a patch of farmland dotted with …

Native Renewables brings power to Hopi and Navajo nations, trains a local workforce to build, maintain and manage renewable energy system

By Tara Lohan, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator. Native Renewables help bring power to homes on the Hopi reservation and the Navajo Nation. The project also works to train a local workforce to build, maintain and manage renewable energy systems. May 17, 2019  Share There’s something amiss in the Southwest. The region has the best solar potential in the country, yet thousands still …

Children Of The Sun Solar Initiative Rises Out Of Devastating Fire

Tribal councils are developing and have the responsibility to develop long-term energy plans to adequately address climate change issues in and near their communities. The TSAF aims to provide resources to tribes who do not have an existing energy plan/sustainability plan. The TSAF encourages all tribes to research and assess their energy needs so that they can effectively utilize TSAF …

On bill financing expands in Hawaii – Green Energy Money Saver (GEMS)

On April 8, Hawaii Governor David Ige formally announced the Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$) on-bill financing program, a statewide initiative to make clean energy more affordable for homes and small businesses. The culmination of more than seven years of work by Hawaiian authorities, the program provides easy-access financing for cost-effective rooftop solar panels and other renewable distributed energy systems, …