Saturday, March 30, 2019

Popular Mechanics: Boston Dynamics New Handle Bot Seems Destined For Warehouses

Popular Mechanics: Boston Dynamics New Handle Bot Seems Destined For Warehouses.
https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a26977689/boston-dynamics-handle-bot-warehouses/
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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CNBC: Rocket Lab launches US military space experiment, aiming to soon fly rockets 'every two weeks'

CNBC: Rocket Lab launches US military space experiment, aiming to soon fly rockets 'every two weeks'.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/29/rocket-lab-successfully-launches-us-military-space-experiment.html
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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Friday, March 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CNBC: US companies bring home $665 billion in overseas cash last year, falling $3.3 trillion short of Trump pledge

CNBC: US companies bring home $665 billion in overseas cash last year, falling short of Trump pledge.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/27/us-companies-bring-home-665-billion-in-overseas-cash-last-year.html
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2018: IEA | Reuters

White Paper | Monetizing Energy Assets in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

New York psc rejects NYSEG, RG&E approach to peak shaving program as too severe | Utility Dive

Electricity costs from battery storage down 76% since 2012: BNEF | Utility Dive

Fossil Generation Continued to Dominate the Growing US Microgrid Market in 2018 | Greentech Media

Outside of emission and noise restricted zones like NYC, engines and turbines still rule due to much lower capex per Watt 


https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/microgrid-fossil-generation-continued-to-dominate?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Daily&utm_campaign=GTMDaily#gs.383bdy
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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www.arcstarenergy.com

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NYTimes: U.S. Reveals $500 Million Supercomputer Details

U.S. Reveals $500 Million Supercomputer Details https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/technology/china-us-500-million-supercomputer.html
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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“Gravitational Waves Could Solve a Cosmological Crisis Within Five Years — or Shake Physics to It"s Core”

"Gravitational Waves Could Solve a Cosmological Crisis Within Five Years — or Shake Physics to Its…" by Popular Science https://link.medium.com/UqBCd6x0bV
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Business Insider: A new survey shows that zero top US economists agreed with the basic principles of an economic theory supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Business Insider: A new survey shows that zero top US economists agreed with the basic principles of an economic theory supported by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
https://www.businessinsider.com/economist-survey-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-modern-monetary-theory-2019-3
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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www.arcstarenergy.com

New York Magazine: My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower Manhattan - by our poor shadow of Bloomberg Mayor

U.S. solar installations to rebound in 2019 as prices plummet: Woodmac | Reuters

US nonhydropower renewables provided 10 percent of the country’s electricity generation in 2018 | photon.info

US official reveals Atlantic oil plan while hailing Trump distractions | Environment | The Guardian

The Hill: New Mexico passes bill requiring state's electricity come from renewable energy | TheHill

The Hill: New Mexico passes bill requiring state's electricity come from renewable energy | TheHill.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/433956-new-mexico-passes-bill-requiring-states-electricity-come-from-renewable
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

Newsweek: Donald Trump’s Climate Denial Gets More Ridiculous By The Day and His Panel Leader is a Fraud

Newsweek: Donald Trump's Climate Denial Gets More Ridiculous By The Day |
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-moore-climate-change-co2-denial-1361361?utm_source=GoogleNewsstandUS&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Partnerships


Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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IEEE Spectrum: Solar Panel Splits Water to Produce Hydrogen

IEEE Spectrum: Solar Panel Splits Water to Produce Hydrogen.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/fuel-cells/solar-panel-prototype-splits-water-to-produce-hydrogen
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

New York Post : Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home

New York Post : Gambino crime family boss Frank Cali shot dead outside Staten Island home.
https://nypost.com/2019/03/13/gambino-crime-boss-frank-cali-shot-dead-outside-staten-island-home/
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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www.arcstarenergy.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Reuters: Shell urges Trump White House to tighten methane leak rules instead of weakening them

From Reuters News:

Shell urges Trump White House to tighten methane leak rules
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ceraweek-energy-emissions/shell-urges-trump-white-house-to-tighten-methane-leak-rules-idUSKBN1QT2DT

Royal Dutch Shell urged U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production, instead of weakening them as planned.

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Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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Greentech Media News: Pennsylvania Nuclear Bailout Bill Draws Fire From Ratepayer, Natural Gas and Enviro Groups - Disruption continues to spread to big coal and gas States

Greentech Media News: Pennsylvania Nuclear Bailout Bill Draws Fire From Ratepayer, Natural Gas and Enviro Groups.
http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/~r/GreentechMedia/~3/PSrFXMatTkk/pennsylvania-nuclear-bailout-bill-draws-fire
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
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www.arcstarenergy.com

GTM News: Entergy VP: We Have to Fundamentally ‘Reshape the Grid’

Greentech Media News: Entergy VP: We Have to Fundamentally 'Reshape the Grid'.
http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/~r/GreentechMedia/~3/6KAL93px6qg/entergy-on-reshaping-the-grid-using-data-analytics
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

Bloom Energy to Provide Fuel Cells for New England Healthcare Network

Microgrid on Wheels will Soon be on the Go In Africa

https://microgridknowledge.com/microgrid-on-wheels/
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

Monday, March 11, 2019

As we predicted. The fatal destruction of inverter technology supremacy in the West is fait accompli. Gone to China for same reasons as panels.

Greentech Media News: What Recent PV Inverter Headlines Say About the Evolving Market Landscape.
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/pv-inverter-headlines-evolving-market-landscape
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

Fossil industry Grail heaving into view?

Inc.: Net Power's $150 Million Power Plant Was Just Built in Texas. Humanity Should Pray It Succeeds.
https://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/net-power-zero-emissions-plant-global-warming.html
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

NYT: Chinese concerned that Trump will repeat his Hanoi BS, so trade talks may be pushed

The debacle in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, where Mr. Trump not only failed to strike a disarmament deal but also was miles apart from Mr. Kim, laid bare a fundamental weakness in his deal making: his belief that bluster and force of personality can bridge deep-rooted differences and lack of preparation.

It also showed that strongmen, whom Mr. Trump has so ardently cultivated, can be as frustrating to negotiate with as democratically elected leaders.

Even more than Mr. Kim, Mr. Xi would bring a complex mix of advantages and vulnerabilities to a meeting with Mr. Trump. Rather than calibrating his approach to those realities, some worry the president will fall prey to the same pitfalls and miscalculations that doomed his meeting with the North Korean dictator.

The Chinese share those qualms. Plans for the two leaders to meet at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump's estate in Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of March are now on hold, largely because the Chinese fear that the president could walk out on Mr. Xi like he did on Mr. Kim.



Thursday, March 7, 2019

Greentech Media News: Community Solar Booms in Illinois, Over-running program

Greentech Media News: Community Solar Booms in Illinois, Sparking Fears of a Bust.
http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/~r/GreentechMedia/~3/sCU4_TK5ayk/community-solar-illinois-boom-bust
Monty Bannerman
ArcStar Energy
Tel: +1 646-402-5076
www.arcstarenergy.com

Great Plains states dominate renewables generation in 2018 | Utility Dive

Fwd: Vermont utility and non-profit advance bring your own device energy storage program - Renewable Energy World



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Vermont utility and non-profit advance bring your own device energy storage program

March 5, 2019
By Jennifer Runyon[Content Director and Conference Chair, DISTRIBUTECH International]
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Screenshot from Green Mountain Power's BYOD program webpage. Credit: GMP.
         

Last week, Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) teamed up on what they are calling a first-of-its-kind opportunity in the country to deliver innovation and carbon reductions to customers through a new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.

The program will offer the country's largest upfront incentive from a utility for customers with home batteries to share access to their stored energy and drive down costs for all customers. Customers can enroll electric vehicle (EV) chargers, too.

GMP customers who have their own home batteries can choose immediate up-front payment of $850 per kilowatt of energy storage enrolled in the BYOD program. They may also choose to receive ongoing bill credits in exchange for sharing access to their stored energy with GMP. The utility will call on that customer's stored energy to reduce demand on the grid during peak usage times. Peak usage times are when wholesale electricity prices are the highest, so by using some of their customers' stored energy, GMP will be lowering costs for all customers, said the utility.

The program is capped at  2 MW of storage or about 600 customers, said GMP.

The incentive pays for itself in the savings GMP will generate through reducing that peak power demand, according to the company and GMP said that it passes those cost savings on to all customers. 

GMP is also incentivizing more grid resilience in areas of the state where it is needed most, offering customers in those areas who add batteries to existing solar systems an extra $150 per kilowatt. Customers enrolling EV chargers in BYOD won't get upfront payments, but will get bill credits of $10 per month while in the program.

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The new BYOD program is part of a partnership between REV and GMP to increase the availability of products and services to help individuals, organizations and groups make energy transformation in a quicker, more coordinated way to fight climate change.

The program will cut carbon while increasing grid resiliency and value for both participants and all GMP customers. The new incentive enhances GMP's existing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) incentive that launched last year.

Olivia Campbell Andersen, REV Executive Director said, "Working together while also saving money through renewable energy technologies is the way to meet our climate commitments and create more resilient communities. Vermonters can work with any of our local business REV members and GMP, and also choose among several different connected products to participate."

Governor Phil Scott said that the program "reflects the ingenuity of our state as we work to attract more families."

Vermont solar installation company SunCommon said it expects to see interest in batteries jump because of the enhanced BYOD program. Adding energy storage to a solar installation significantly increases efficiency and resiliency – and making it more affordable will only accelerate adoption. "Customers have been asking for a program just like this, and we love being able to help more Vermonters increase their energy independence by generating and storing clean power from the sun, right at home," said Tom Berry, SunCommon's Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

Mary Powell, President and CEO at GMP who spoke at POWERGEN International in 2014when the organization named her Power Generation Women of the Year said, "Go Team Vermont! We're so thrilled to be working together with our fellow REV members to increase value for customers, while expanding Vermont's network of stored energy." She added:

"There is an urgent need to fight climate change and that means energy transformation right now, and partnerships like this one with customers and the renewable energy community are key to achieving our shared goals for Vermont. Together, we can use energy as a force for good and make a big difference for residents, the state, and the planet."


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