Climate

Uzbekistan Takes Giant Leap for Climate Goals with 1-GW Solar Project
Toronto-based SkyPower said it has reached an agreement to build 1 GW of solar power generation throughout Uzbekistan, bringing the country’s renewable generation to 10 percent of total generating capacity. [...]
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Colorado Commits to State Climate Action
On Tuesday June 11 Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order committing the state to climate action. The full text is available here. The press relase regarding the Exectuive Order is below: “Coloradans value clean air and clean water. Our strong economy is a reflection of how our exhilarating outdoors attracts young entrepreneurs and the talent they need for their businesses,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The vast majority of our residents, and indeed the country, expect us t [...]
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CO Businesses Vow to Reach Paris Climate Goals Despite Trump
DENVER – Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation’s commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris. A letter – including signatures from such high-profile brands as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nestle, Target and Wrangler – was released Monday. Rebecca Cantwell, director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associatio [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, Paris Agreement, Climate Change
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. [...]
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PUC Says Climate Change Impacts Need to be Considered in Resource Planning
The Public Utilities Commission written order approving Xcel Energy’s Electric Resource Plan, issued April 28,  contains important precedents that acknowledge the real costs of climate change in Colorado.  The long-range planning document  will  guide Xcel in making future resource decisions. COSEIA believes it is very significant that the PUC majority agreed with us, and others, that Xcel must model the “social costs’’ of carbon when planning on what future energy resources to acqui [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: Slippery Slopes — The Trolley Problem, Solar Module Price Choices and Climate Change
Prices for solar wafers, cells and modules took a highflying leap off of the margin diving board in 2016 with the global average decreasing by 13 percent over 2015 from $0.72/Wp to $0.63/Wp and the range of prices widening vastly for a lowest available price of $0.31/Wp and highest available price of $2.50/Wp.  [...]
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