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EIA expects US motor fuel consumption to increase this summer, but remain below 2019 levels

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The increase in fuel consumption we are forecasting for the summer driving season is a reflection of optimism about the US economy as COVID-19 vaccinations and fiscal stimulus support continued recovery. The higher expected natural gas prices cause the forecast share of generation from coal to rise from 20% in 2020 to 22% this year, and to 23% next year. EIA expects US coal production to total 585 MMst in 2021, 46 MMst (9%) more than in 2020.

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IEA: global carbon dioxide emissions have rebounded strongly

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In March 2020, the IEA urged governments to put clean energy at the heart of their economic stimulus plans to ensure a sustainable recovery. This resulted partly from lower electricity demand but also from increases in electricity generation by solar PV and wind.

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The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

Creative Greenius

And just like Woody, I’d like to sing you a song about a better way… My friends, with greenhouse gas emissions already in the danger zone, we needed to stop burning Killer Coal yesterday. Maybe where you live it’s about quickly switching to wind power, or geothermal, or tidal wave energy or some other form of clean energy, but here in Greeniusland, PV solar is the high-speed ticket to carbon freedom.

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

Creative Greenius

Assemblyman Huffman knows what a priority getting feed-in tariffs for solar and wind generation are in California. is using federal stimulus money to kick-start their program and they’re going to be rolling out a large program countywide. Feed In tariffs for solar (and wind energy too) are there and waiting for us to grab them. Tags: Environmental Politics Killer Coal Saving Energy Yes We Can!

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IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

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IRENA’s macroeconomic analysis suggests that such investment creates a stimulus that, together with other pro-growth policies, will: boost global GDP by 0.8% Renewables need to account for the majority of power generation in 2050, based on continued rapid growth especially for solar and wind power in combination with enabling grids and new operating practices. Coal use would decline most rapidly.

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Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

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The automotive industry is living proof that private companies will rarely change their behaviors without a significant stimulus to that change, and furthermore one that needs to be mandated. Without the CAFE standard and stimulus monies to promote green vehicle tech, the industry would not be headed toward a greener horizon. These companies have sunk costs invested in coal, gas and oil plants and are content in maximizing the return on these investments.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Post-Stimulus. by Bill Cooke.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The vision is fuelled by the fear of climate change and the need to find green alternatives to dirty coal, unpopular nuclear power and unreliable gas imports from Russia. Are we going to burn more oil, natural gas, or (gasp) coal to produce it? Unfortunately, there is very little specific funding for wireless transmission in the stimulus bill that was just signed by the USA President. Wind, solar and nuclear could easily change our electrical sources.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Renewables That Even Coal-Based Utilities Can Love. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Smart Grid City will easily support up to 1,000 easily dispatched distributed generation technologies including PHEVs, distributed batteries, solar and wind.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M. People are scared that they’ll get stuck and have no way of charging the batteries, hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. His people at MidAmerican have studied clean technologies like batteries and wind power for years because of the threat of climate change.

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