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Energy Pricing and Carbon Social Costs | The Energy Collective

Energy Pricing and Carbon Social Costs | The Energy Collective | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Our society’s prevailing economic zeitgeist assumes that everything has a price, and that both costs and prices can be objectively calculated, or at least agreed upon by parties involved in the transaction. There are some big problems with this proposition.
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Solar Energy Payback Time (Charts)

Solar Energy Payback Time (Charts) | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
The energy payback of solar panels is a topic that comes up from time to time here on CleanTechnica.
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German coalition's self-consumption charge will 'set PV industry back years' - PV-Tech

The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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Coming soon: an end to rising power prices

Coming soon: an end to rising power prices | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
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Interesting that subsity of consumers to the industry is on the rise.

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The Zetabyte Era: An Illustrated Guide to the Energy-Hungry Digital Universe

The Zetabyte Era: An Illustrated Guide to the Energy-Hungry Digital Universe | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
“The appetite for bits shows no bounds.”
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Two Energy Futures: Barriers to Clean Energy Political, Not Technological

Two Energy Futures: Barriers to Clean Energy Political, Not Technological | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
For Canadians looking for inspiration in the fight for a cleaner and fairer energy future, there’s a valuable new resource available at Two Energy Futures.
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Deconstructing the Rosenfeld Curve

Deconstructing the Rosenfeld Curve | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and, most recently, the Sacramento Bee have pieces on Arik Levinson’s new NBER working paper, “California Energy Efficiency: Lessons for the Rest of the World, or N...
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Being frugal about electricity spending means more than just the obvious.

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Researchers Identify Best Microbial Species for Biofuel Production

Researchers Identify Best Microbial Species for Biofuel Production | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
One of the keys to commercialization of advanced biofuels is the development of cost-competitive ways to extract fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass.
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Congressional Budget Cuts for Energy Innovation

Congressional Budget Cuts for Energy Innovation | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Both the left and the right use inspiring, lofty rhetoric about elevating U.S. international competitiveness, stimulating growth, and spurring innovation. But this messaging often fails to translate into deliberate policy action.
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Most DoE funds in Science and Energy Efficiency over the next couple of years

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SEPA offers primer on net energy metering

SEPA offers primer on net energy metering | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Industry trade group SEPA examines the politics and practicality of net energy metering and finds that utilities are increasingly interested distributed generation agreements and helping to maximize the value of solar.
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Net Energy Metering, a great idea that will change dynamics and mindsets in the energy generation industry. 

Looking forward to a carefully planned implementation.

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Solar Modules 20% Lower Than Last Year

Solar Modules 20% Lower Than Last Year | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
This article originally published on RenewEconomy
Two of the key metrics that will be watched closely in the global solar industry reporting season that has just commenced are the price of panels sold, and the cost of manufacture.
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Freight is about 80% of the cost!

Local manufacturing is a must!

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Saudi Arabia to invest $109 billion (!) to get 1/3 of its energy from renewables by 2032

Saudi Arabia to invest $109 billion (!) to get 1/3 of its energy from renewables by 2032 | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
If there's one thing that Saudi Arabia has in greater quantity than oil, it's sunlight...
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Great news which aids to the evolution of the renewable industry.

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Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?

Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy? | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation. It isn't given sufficient credit for that and is even unfairly attacked by those opposed to it as old technology. Every aspect of construction, operation, and the business of horizontal axis wind turbines has been subject to extensive innovation over the
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Clean Energy Shines as Climate Index Outperforms Equities : Greentech Media

Clean Energy Shines as Climate Index Outperforms Equities : Greentech Media | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
“The excess returns in Asia Pacific, Europe and globally have more than compensated investors for the additional risks they have endured.”
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quote from the article: "HSBC says its Global Climate Change Benchmark Index (CCI) has delivered a 19.8 percent return year to date"

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Global Gas Guzzlers

Global Gas Guzzlers | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Recently I have been spending a lot of time thinking about global fuel subsidies. The most extreme example is Venezuela, where gasoline costs only 6 cents per gallon.  That’s not a typo. The price ...
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Grid Parity, Low LCOE Driving 34% Global Renewables Capacity by 2030

Grid Parity, Low LCOE Driving 34% Global Renewables Capacity by 2030 | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
When it comes to global electricity generation, coal is still king – but not for long.
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Interesting to see how older forms of energy generation hold their position with regards to LCOE

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Solar panels at the White House again

Solar panels at the White House again | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Last week, the Washington Post reported that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof. Or, more accurately, re-installed.  Jimmy Carter installed a solar thermal system on this roof...
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Signaling perhaps the preparation of a new US effort on Solar, which won’t be influenced that much by cost; although economics is a big part in solar – and it will be for a number of years – variations of existing business models can create again an American edge in the industry.

 

From a national stand-point, smart, simple solar system design variations are basis for successful ventures through sequential projects. For market segments and niche markets, this model can be customized to apply in other regions (e.g. Europe) with global project implementations in mind.

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Crude Oil Reserves at Highest Level Since 1985

Crude Oil Reserves at Highest Level Since 1985 | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
“As a country that has 2 percent of the world's oil reserves, but uses 20 percent of the world's oil — I'm going to repeat that — we've got 2 percent of the world oil reserves; we use 20 percent.  ...
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Forget Energy Efficiency, Think Exergy

Forget Energy Efficiency, Think Exergy | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
If we want to understand how to wring more efficiency out of our energy usage, we need to redefine energy use in the first place.
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GCEP of Stanford has done great work on that, see: http://gcep.stanford.edu/research/exergycharts.html

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CU-Boulder team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel

CU-Boulder team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
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"Splitting water with sunlight is the Holy Grail of a sustainable hydrogen economy"

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What’s the Point of an Electricity Storage Mandate?

What’s the Point of an Electricity Storage Mandate? | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
An aptly named picture – the “duck graph” – is captivating the California energy policy world. It depicts electricity demand net of projected renewable generation (“net load”) on a representative d...
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Europe, China defuse solar energy trade spat

Europe, China defuse solar energy trade spat | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
European Union and Chinese negotiators reached an agreement to curb EU imports of solar panels from China in exchange for exempting the shipments from punitive tariffs.
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Jeffrey Ball: China’s Solar-Panel Boom and Bust | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jeffrey Ball: China’s Solar-Panel Boom and Bust | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
How a mad dash into a burgeoning sector turned into a scramble for support.
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insightfull

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Solar and wind surge, but dirty energy still dominates, as this nifty chart shows

Solar and wind surge, but dirty energy still dominates, as this nifty chart shows | Energy Economy Evolution | Scoop.it
Solar energy production in the U.S. jumped by 49 percent last year, and wind energy by 16 percent, but we still have a long way to go.
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