Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for http://Vox.com about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove.

Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities

vox.com — Let's talk about the "duck curve," shall we? Everyone who cares about solar energy should know about the duck curve. Plus it's fun to say. Duck curve. Duck curve. The long story is below, but the short story is: The duck curve refers to the effect that solar power has on demand for utility electricity.
Feb 10, 2016

My new post: Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/U24zBaQKpX

Feb 10, 2016

RT @voxdotcom: Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/hE52t2n4tW

Feb 10, 2016

Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities: vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/IvcqcPhcm0

Feb 10, 2016

RT @bradplumer: Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities: vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/IvcqcPhcm0

Feb 10, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/U24zBaQKpX

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Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner

vox.com — The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a new report that takes a high-level look at three key transportation fuels: gasoline, biofuels, and electricity. It compares their greenhouse gas emissions, taking into account their full life cycle, from production to end use. And it looks at how those life cycle emissions are evolving over time.
Feb 09, 2016

My new post: Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner vox.com/2016/2/9/10951… pic.twitter.com/16cngRJYZg

Feb 09, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner vox.com/2016/2/9/10951… pic.twitter.com/16cngRJYZg

Feb 09, 2016

Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner: vox.com/2016/2/9/10951… pic.twitter.com/ngEOCxzzkq

Feb 10, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner vox.com/2016/2/9/10951… pic.twitter.com/16cngRJYZg

Feel guilty about your browser’s ad blocker? Try the Reader button.

vox.com — Like more than a third of American adults, I use an ad blocker in my web browser. It allows me to surf around without being slowed down and distracted by annoying web ads. (Fun fact: 99.9 percent of web ads are annoying.) I've used one for more than a decade, but apparently it's starting to seriously catch on.
Feb 08, 2016

My new post: Feel guilty about your browser’s ad blocker? Try the Reader button. vox.com/2016/2/8/10939… pic.twitter.com/j4V9zcDCeS

Feb 08, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: Feel guilty about your browser’s ad blocker? Try the Reader button. vox.com/2016/2/8/10939… pic.twitter.com/j4V9zcDCeS

Feb 10, 2016

Feel guilty about your browser’s ad blocker? Try the Reader button. vox.com/2016/2/8/10939…

Two ways of assessing political candidates, and how they explain the Clinton/Sanders conflict

vox.com — Bernie Sanders recently leveled a charge against Hillary Clinton: You can be a moderate. You can be a progressive. But you cannot be a moderate and a progressive. - Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 3, 2016 He repeated the charge in Thursday night's debate and it became the pivotal point of conflict throughout the night.
Feb 07, 2016

RT @voxdotcom: Two ways of assessing political candidates and how they explain the Clinton/Sanders conflict vox.com/2016/2/7/10930… pic.twitter.com/lEJdYYFi10

Feb 07, 2016

My new post: Two ways of assessing political candidates, and how they explain the Clinton-Sanders conflict ow.ly/3z27zY

Feb 07, 2016

"'Progressive' is an ideological term...'Moderate' is a practical term." I bet @drvox's mentions are a dream today: vox.com/2016/2/7/10930…

Feb 08, 2016

Two ways of assessing political candidates, and how they explain the Clinton-Sanders conflict: vox.com/2016/2/7/10930…

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If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage

vox.com — As I wrote in my previous post, power utilities are pushing back against rooftop solar, but by doing so they are only accelerating the development of solar+storage, which may prove to be an even bigger threat.
Feb 05, 2016

If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage vox.com/2016/2/5/10919…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @JenLucPiquant: If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage vox.com/2016/2/5/10919…

Feb 05, 2016

My new post: If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage vox.com/2016/2/5/10919…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage vox.com/2016/2/5/10919…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @drvox: My new post: If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage vox.com/2016/2/5/10919…

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By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come

vox.com — Large incumbent industries threatened by new upstart technologies do not always respond to those threats wisely. Shocking, I know. While this is usually obvious in retrospect, it can often be difficult to see in real time as the struggle is unfolding. Take power utilities. (Please.) Currently, utilities are threatened by distributed rooftop solar panels.
Feb 03, 2016

My new post: By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come vox.com/2016/2/3/10905…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @tveitdal: By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come vox.com/2016/2/3/10905… pic.twitter.com/Xyd6f8n0Dy

Feb 04, 2016

RT @christopotter: Why fighting rooftop solar could backfire for utilities: vox.com/2016/2/3/10905… @drvox

Feb 07, 2016

By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come vox.com/2016/2/3/10905… via voxdotcom

Give a little thought to what a GOP campaign against Bernie Sanders might look like

vox.com — This presidential race has been weird in a number of ways, but one of the weirdest is that successful outsider insurgents who have a real shot at their parties' nominations have barely be en attacked at all. Donald Trump has hurled endless insults at his competitors and the GOP, without receiving much in the way of coordinated return fire.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @clairecmc: 'if he wins it will rain down fire." For Bernie supporters. vox.com/2016/2/3/10903…

Feb 03, 2016

My new post: Give a little thought to what a GOP campaign against Bernie Sanders might look like ow.ly/3yZR52

Feb 03, 2016

@drvox knows he's going to be mercilessly attacked by the Sanders faithful, but he pens this anyway. Worth a read. vox.com/2016/2/3/10903…

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Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president

vox.com — As Donald Trump continues his pundit-defying dominance of the national polls, with early primaries just days away, the once-unthinkable has become all too thinkable: Could Trump actually pull this off? Could he become president? I'm going to stake out a firm answer: no. Absent extreme and unlikely circumstances*, Trump will never be president.
Jan 30, 2016

My new post: Why I still believe Donald Trump will never be president ow.ly/3yXIdw

Jan 30, 2016

RT @cshirky: "There aren't enough struggling, resentful, xenophobic white people in the US...to win a presidential election." vox.com/2016/1/30/1087…

Jan 30, 2016

The confidence with which this writer dismisses Trump makes me think for the first time he might be president. vox.com/2016/1/30/1087…

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Are current policies enough to hit US climate goals? Wonks say: no.

vox.com — Under President Obama, especially in his second term, there's been a flurry of action on climate and energy. All sorts of new programs, rules, and regulations have rolled out, deals have been struck, and new commitments have been made on the international stage.
Jan 28, 2016

My new post: Are current policies enough to hit US climate goals? Wonks say: no. vox.com/2016/1/28/1086… pic.twitter.com/W0pd2nrEEJ

Jan 28, 2016

US on pace to hit its 2020 climate pledge. The 2025 target will need new policies, though: vox.com/2016/1/28/1086… pic.twitter.com/kGytKTPdlQ

Jan 28, 2016

RT @bradplumer: US on pace to hit its 2020 climate pledge. The 2025 target will need new policies, though: vox.com/2016/1/28/1086… pic.twitter.com/kGytKTPdlQ

Jan 28, 2016

RT @ClimateAdvisers: Are current policies enough to hit US climate goals? Not quite: vox.com/2016/1/28/1086… Our analysis agrees: climateadvisers.com/2025_target_up… @drvox

Feb 02, 2016

"Current policies are not sufficient to meet US #climate targets except under the most optimistic assumptions." vox.com/2016/1/28/1086…

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How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A very, very big deal.

vox.com — Back in December, Congress did something it rarely does any more these days - struck a series of compromises and passed a bill, specifically a giant $1.8 trillion spending bill. Among many other things, that bill extended the two key federal tax credits that support renewable energy: the production tax credit (PTC), which mostly goes to wind, and the investment tax credit (ITC), which goes to solar.
Jan 27, 2016

My new post: How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? V. big. vox.com/2016/1/27/1084… pic.twitter.com/uJufRKMjNO

Jan 27, 2016

Now that the clean-energy tax credits have been extended, wind & solar are heading for boom times. vox.com/2016/1/27/1084…

Jan 27, 2016

The solar/wind tax credits that Congress extended last year could be a bigger deal than anyone realized: vox.com/2016/1/27/1084…

Jan 27, 2016

RT @voxdotcom: How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A very big deal. vox.com/2016/1/27/1084… pic.twitter.com/P67Ltbcvop

Jan 27, 2016

RT @voxdotcom: How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A very, very big deal. vox.com/2016/1/27/1084…

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Feb 10, 2016

My new post: Why the "duck curve" created by solar power is a problem for utilities vox.com/2016/2/10/1096… pic.twitter.com/U24zBaQKpX

Feb 09, 2016

My new post: Gasoline keeps getting dirtier while alternatives keep getting cleaner vox.com/2016/2/9/10951… pic.twitter.com/16cngRJYZg

Feb 08, 2016

My new post: Feel guilty about your browser’s ad blocker? Try the Reader button. vox.com/2016/2/8/10939… pic.twitter.com/j4V9zcDCeS

Feb 07, 2016

I was going to write a piece about fremdschamen, but @melissadahl beat me to it. Indispensable word for GOP primary. nymag.com/scienceofus/20…

Feb 07, 2016

My new post: Two ways of assessing political candidates, and how they explain the Clinton-Sanders conflict ow.ly/3z27zY

Feb 07, 2016

Pretty funny that eight years in, GOP still can’t decide if Obama is a naive bumbler or a Machiavellian genius.

Feb 07, 2016

Whether I find this persuasive usually depends on which one I saw last. twitter.com/theturner/stat…

Feb 07, 2016

Right. it’s not a gangster movie, it’s a movie about gangster movies. twitter.com/HeerJeet/statu…


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