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New Energy Economy #2

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Popping: the carbon bubble, as told in a must-read Medium post by Alex Steffen. It's a when, not if.
 

New Energy Economy

January 10 · Issue #2 · View online
Transformations in clean energy

Popping: the carbon bubble, as told in a must-read Medium post by Alex Steffen. It’s a when, not if. Eye popping numbers out of China: the government announced plans to investing $360 billion in renewables over the next three years–that’s against a backdrop of clean energy receiving only 0.5% of institutional investment in 2016. A counter-story is the ongoing coal boom and the concomitant steep rise in Chinese air pollution: despite (or along with) massive increases in renewable investment and deployment, China is slated to put over 200 coal plants online in 2017, and wind power curtailment, ie the amount that goes unused, is 15%. For comparison, it’s negligible in the U.S. Renewables, especially in China, continue their steep trend upward, but against a complex and shifting backdrop.
But first, a message from our President.

Reads
The Irreversible Momentum of Clean Energy
Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere
China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020
Less Than 0.5% of Institutional Dollars Are Invested in Cleantech
China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology
China raises its low carbon ambitions in new 2020 targets
Chinese Coal Industry Sees Earnings Explode In 2016
Electric Bus Maker Proterra Adds $140 Million in Equity Financing
Toshiba Could Lose Billions From Troubled U.S. Nuclear Power Deal
UK hits clean energy milestone: 50% of electricity from low carbon sources
Five Links
🔗 The The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Energy Finance Association (SEFA) are merging.
🚴 More cool maps: Nine miles of protected bike lanes, from Brooklyn to the Bronx.
📣 Conservative oil-magnate turned gas and sometimes wind proselytizer T. Boone Pickens has some advice for incoming President Trump
🚗 A study by MIT’s CSAIL estimates that ride-sharing apps could reduce New York traffic by 3x.
Events
Jan 31 - Feb 2: DistribuTECH, San Diego, CA
Jan 12-21: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 23-25 !ntelect 2017,  New Delhi, India
February 14-14: Solar Power Northeast, Boston, MA
Kicker
World's worst wiring: the top three most shocking electrical installations
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