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Author Archives: Tina Casey

“The Capitalist Tool” Just Trolled Trump Over Coal & Nuclear Energy

November 12th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

If President* Donald Trump thought he could count on the Forbes media empire to help protect coal and nuclear power plants, well, he was wrong. In yet another sign that nobody likes coal, on Sunday, the self-described "home page for the world's business leaders" published a long contributor piece featuring an interview with the lead technical author of the Energy Department's notorious grid study, and she does not mince words

Trump Or Not, Electricity Customers Want Renewable Energy

November 12th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

Big business nails down most of the attention for buying huge megawatts of renewable energy, but practically anyone who gets an electricity bill can order up renewables on a more modest scale. In effect, the consumer choice option lets people substitute 100% wind and/or solar power for their utility company's normal grid mix

Rick Perry Masks Concentrating Solar Power Plot With More Weird Words

November 5th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been in the news — again — for making laughable comments about fossil fuels and climate change — and sexual violence, to boot. Yes, perhaps he really is just that dumb. However, while everyone is pointing and laughing at Secretary Perry, his agency just pushed out a new article that maps the way for solar power to push coal and nuclear energy out of the picture

Return Of The Vertical Axis Wind Turbine: The Force Awakens

October 26th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

Wind Power Engineering tapped the WIND e-20 as “Wind Turbine of the Month” in its October issue. Aside from the technical specs, reporter Paul Dvorak teased out some juicy details, leading off with the observation, “this turbine design and its developer break all the rules -- in a good way.”

US Energy Dept. Shows Love For Teeny Tiny Micro Wind Turbines

October 18th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

The US Energy Department still sees a place for micro wind turbines and distributed wind energy in the nation’s grid. The latest round of funding for distributed wind R&D is a $1.49 million pot, and it’s aimed at the smaller end of the capacity scale

Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

October 16th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were met with a hail of invective from, well, pretty much everybody, including leading manufacturers as well as other top US businesses.

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