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Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.28.16

April 28, 2016

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

CLIMATE

Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in the oceans by 2030 (via Popular Science)

Heat waves will hit workers’ health in warming world, warns UN (via Climate Home)

Austria’s treasured national resource, its glaciers, are melting fast (via InsideClimate News)

RENEWABLES

Renewables in China and India: How two Asian giants struggle with inflexible power system operations (via Utility Dive)

SunEdison bankruptcy floods India market for green projects (via Bloomberg)

LePage vetoes Maine solar energy bill after compromise talks fail (via Portland Press-Herald)

California utility-scale solar surpasses wind for first time in 2015 (via PV Tech)

Iowa rural… Continue reading >

How to Secure Your WordPress Site Like a Pro

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

By Jay Buys

Over the last few weeks I have been asked many times by potential clients about WordPress as it relates to security.

Questions such as ‘our IT department advised us  WordPress isn’t secure. Should we really be using it?’ or ‘I read an article about WordPress sites getting hacked. Will my site be secure?’ are becoming common, likely due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress. Online security is more important than ever so these are very valid questions. Let’s take a look and discuss these concerns.

Net Metering Fights Are Bad for Business – Here’s How Utilities and Solar Advocates Can Avoid Them

April 27, 2016

Note: This post was originally published on Greentech Media

By Silvio Marcacci

Last year, 46 states considered changes to compensation for rooftop solar systems. Some of those proposed changes resulted in a contentious war of words between solar advocates and utilities.

Utilities are in a tough spot. They must now balance what their customers want — which, increasingly, is solar — with the cost of maintaining the grid. While utilities need to ensure that customers are paying their share of the costs to access the grid, they also run the risk of angering customers if changes to net metering are too onerous. This can be bad for business.

So what’s the best course of action?

Net metering pays owners of residential and small commercial rooftop systems the retail rate for every kilowatt-hour of electricity fed back into the grid. It’s been a successful… Continue reading >

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.27.16

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

CLIMATE 

Japanese monks recorded the climate for 700 years (via National Geographic)

Climate change is stranding hundreds of dying baby sea lions in California (via Motherboard)

ENERGY POLICY 

Energy appropriations bill “underfunds” clean energy research, says White House (via Utility Dive)

RENEWABLES 

Global solar market to grow 15% to 66.7GW this year (via PV Magazine)

International Solar Alliance to mobilize $1 trillion in solar investment (via CleanTechnica)

Argentina seeks $1 billion World Bank guarantee for renewable energy tender (via Recharge News) 

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.26.16

April 26, 2016

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

CLIMATE 

Most Australian weather bureau models see La Nina by September (via Reuters)

Brazil to ask Congress to pass Paris climate deal, says minister (via Reuters)

Mapped: The climate change conversation on Twitter (via Carbon Brief)

Climate scientists are now grading climate journalism (via The Guardian)

RENEWABLES 

International Solar Alliance plans $1 trillion of solar investments (via PV Magazine)

$1 billion in green bonds coming soon from India (via CleanTechnica)

Saudi Arabia hits renewable reset button with new 9.5GW target (via PV Tech) 

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.25.16

April 25, 2016

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

EMISSIONS

A global coalition mapping and motivating decarbonization (via The Guardian)

Carbon pricing becomes a cause for the World Bank and IMF (via New York Times)

COAL

China confirms it will strictly control coal-fired power capacity (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES

Grid integration and financing issues to hinder India’s 100GW solar target (via PV Tech)

China PV installs surge past 50GW milestone (via PV Tech)

GTM: Tesla’s behind-the-meter storage sales to SolarCity could be bigger than entire 2015 U.S. market (via PV Tech)

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.22.16

April 22, 2016

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

CLIMATE

The math Earth relies on isn’t adding up right now (via Washington Post)

Record day one signatures expected for Paris climate deal: UN (via Reuters)

RENEWABLES

Renewable energy growth to slow through 2025, forecasts BMI (via Bloomberg)

The three factors that determine solar plant performance (via Utility Dive)

Declining prices, stable outlook drive utilities and large companies to wind power (via Utility Dive)

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.21.16

April 21, 2016

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

EMISSIONS

Canada, Germany lead calls to price 50% of carbon emissions by 2030 (via Climate Home)

Ontario, Manitoba cap-and-trade systems facing new threats (via Carbon Pulse)

GOP state attorneys general trying to kill the CPP have taken millions from dirty energy interests (via Desmog Blog)

NATURAL GAS

Shale war’s collateral damage: Europe’s gas prices (via Bloomberg)

Kinder Morgan shelves $3 billion New England natural gas pipeline (via Boston Globe)

RENEWABLES

Moody’s lifts green bond issuance estimate to $70 billion this year (via Reuters)

Emerging markets draw solar developers (via Forbes)

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.20.16

April 20, 2016

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

CLIMATE

Flirting with the 1.5C threshold (via Climate Central)

“And then we wept”: Scientists say 93% of Great Barrier Reef now bleached (via Washington Post)

Soy boom threatens Brazil’s climate goals (via Grist)

Climate activists plan “global wave” of protests in May (via Climate Home)

NATURAL GAS

Another leak reported at SoCal Edison’s Aliso Canyon natural gas field (via KTLA)

RENEWABLES

Solar funding down as part of overall clean energy investment lull in Q1 (via PV Magazine)

Bigger risk, bigger returns in renewable energy’s emerging markets (via Greentech Media)

Energy and Environment News Roundup – 4.19.16

April 19, 2016

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

EMISSIONS

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions climbed for the second straight year (via Climate Progress)

Apple slashed carbon emissions 60% since 2011 via efficiency, renewable sourcing (via Smart Energy Decisions)

RENEWABLES

China lull behind quiet quarter for global clean energy investment (via Bloomberg)

Global wind capacity to nearly double in next five years, says GWEC (via Reuters)

Global solar manufacturing capacity expansion plans top 22GW in Q1 (via PV Tech)

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