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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.17.16

May 17, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

CLEAN POWER PLAN

Appeals court delays action on Obama’s carbon emissions plan (via Reuters)

Clean Power Plan to get unanticipated en banc review (via Washington Post)

EPA help on Clean Power Plan is legal, says U.S. Justice Department (via Bloomberg BNA)

Arkansas emissions drop below Clean Power Plan’s 2030 targets (via Utility Dive)

ENERGY POLICY

U.S. shale output to dip for eighth consecutive month (via Reuters)

Engaging members is key for co-ops to meet energy challenges (via Midwest Energy News)

RENEWABLES

New Brazilian energy minister “open for renewables” (via PV Tech)

Brazil minister signals tenders to… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.16.16

May 16, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

CLIMATE

April sets new global heat record, largest margin above previous record (via The Hill)

One billion people face global flooding risk by 2060, warns charity (via BBC News)

Ontario to spend $7 billion on sweeping climate change plan (via Globe and Mail)

Climate activists in New York, Washington State protest fossil fuels (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES

Germany raises renewable bar again: Clean energy meets nearly 100% demand (via PV Magazine)

World Bank providing $625 million for India’s rooftop solar program (via PV Tech)

Wind and solar become new “baseload” power for South Australia (via Renew Economy)

Five Excellent Tools To Get To Know Your Audience Better

May 13, 2016

Note: This post was originally published on Applied Intelligence, Visceral’s blog

By Jeff Jensen

Do you know your audience? I mean, really know your audience?

Most people might respond “sure! They’re people who care about (company’s purpose)” which is fine for an accountant or HR associate to say. But if you’re creating content this isn’t good enough, if you want your content to grab your audience’s attention and be shared across the internet, you have to understand intimately what your audience cares about.

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.13.16

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

EMISSIONS

Obama administration announces historic new regulations for methane emissions from oil and gas (via Washington Post)

U.S. Energy Secretary: Texas should develop clean power plan (via Texas Tribune)

Methane tech helps Colorado oil and gas operators lead the way (via Colorado Public Radio)

GRID

China to boost energy storage ten-fold to cut power waste (via Reuters)

The U.S. is badly underinvesting in electricity infrastructure (via Vox)

CAISO: Renewables market in Western EIM grows (via Utility Dive)

RENEWABLES

As feed-in tariffs wane, auctions are enabling the next wave of solar cost improvements (via Greentech Media)

India… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.12.16

May 12, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement. 

GRID 

Utilities are making progress on rebuilding the grid, but more work needs to be done (via Greentech Media)

Clean Power Plan or not, more renewables will move along microgrids (via Environmental Leader)

ERCOT: Texas gears up for proposals to integrate DERs (via Utility Dive)

NATURAL GAS 

France may ban U.S. fracked gas imports (via The Hill)

Scientists say chemicals from fracking wastewater can taint freshwater nearby (via Washington Post)

RENEWABLES 

Latin America becomes more attractive for renewable energy as Europe suffers reverse trend (via PV Magazine)

And the world’s most attractive renewable energy markets are… (via Solar… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.6.16

May 6, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

EMISSIONS

Canada’s huge wildfires may release carbon locked in permafrost (via New Scientist)

Hurricanes boost carbon storage in southeastern forests (via Climate Central)

Clean Power what? Most Americans haven’t heard of climate rule (via ClimateWire)

COAL

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are “disaster for planet” warns World Bank (via The Guardian)

U.S. probes cost of Southern Company’s $6.7 billion clean coal plant (via Bloomberg)

RENEWABLES

China to issue feed-in tariff for concentrating solar power plants (via Renewable Energy World)

Australian grid operator says high renewable penetration no problem (via Renew Economy)

Renewable energy rapidly gaining… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.5.16

May 5, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

EMISSIONS

NGOs see post-Paris surge in companies taking on GHG goals (via Carbon Pulse)

Chinese banks face $1.26 trillion carbon risk (via Carbon Pulse)

Germany may recommend minimum carbon price for Europe (via Reuters)

Oil giants should ditch high-cost projects to raise market value $140 billion, says report (via The Guardian)

European cities plan to sue the EU over new emissions rules (via CityLab)

Poll: Public supports Clean Power Plan as their states fight it (via Midwest Energy News)

RENEWABLES

9GW of solar projects registered for July auction in Brazil (via PV Magazine)

Massachusetts lawmakers mull 2,000MW offshore wind… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.4.16

May 4, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

CLIMATE

Economies could shrink by mid-century due to scarce water, says World Bank (via Reuters)

Climate change is already disrupting societies – a new study doesn’t let us forget it (via Grist)

Florida coral reefs are dissolving much sooner than expected (via Climate Central)

First U.S. climate refugees get $48 million to move (via Christian Science Monitor)

Atlantic City gambles on rising seas (via National Geographic)

EMISSIONS 

Lobbying continues unabated on EPA’s Clean Power Plan (via Bloomberg BNA)

Poll: Public supports Clean Power Plan as their states fight it (via Midwest Energy News)

RENEWABLES

IHS announces 100GW of solar installed in EuropeContinue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.3.16

May 3, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement.

ENERGY POLICY

Declining energy prices lower U.S. cost of living (via U.S. EIA)

Will California time-of-use pricing create a consumer revolt or technology revolution? (via TriplePundit)

RENEWABLES

2015 wind installations show two markets: China and everybody else (via Navigant Research)

Latin American solar demand to hit 7.4GW annually by 2020 (via Recharge News)

Offshore wind boom in U.S. hangs on one state’s utility mandate (via Bloomberg)

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 5.2.16

May 2, 2016

Marcacci Communications publishes a daily roundup of energy and climate news and opinion. Inclusion of articles does not equal endorsement. 

CLIMATE 

Food system shock: Climate change’s greatest threat to civilization (via Weather Underground)

Climate policy uncertainty could cost as much as 1% of GDP, find report (via The Guardian)

Half of leading investors ignoring climate change, says study (via Reuters)

Scientists find more reasons Greenland will melt faster (via Washington Post)

Interior chief: “We will have climate refugees” (via The Hill)

RENEWABLES 

Five trends shaping the 66GW global solar market (via Greentech Media)

France sets sights on 15GW wind, 10GW solar by 2018 (via Recharge News)

Dubai shatters cost of solar records with Earth’s largest solar power… Continue reading >

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