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Wind and Solar Power Changing How Coal Plants Operate

– Christopher Martin, via Bloomberg The Gentleman coal plant was once the linchpin of Nebraska’s electricity grid, its twin smokestacks visible for miles across the prairie. Now, the state’s biggest power source is routinely pushed aside to make room for more wind and solar energy. Operators ramp it down and then bring it back up again, often on a daily basis. That’s not how coal-fired power plants are supposed to be used — they respond more like oil tankers than speed boats

Solar+Storage Powers Critical Community Services in Boulder, Colorado

 – by Marriele Robinson, via Renewable Energy World In wake of a natural disaster, widespread power outages leave communities cutoff from everyday necessities, such as water, refrigeration, and communication. The most vulnerable communities are disproportionately impacted and oftentimes unable to access critical services during an emergency. Most recently, Hurricane Florence highlighted the obstacles to preparing for and delivering services during a disaster. Despite evacuation orders, many elderly and disabled residents were unable to leave due to a lack of transportation, physical ability,

Kickstarting the Energy Revolution: How Crowdfunding is Pushing the Renewable Energy Transition

– by Matt Chester, via Renewable Energy World When innovators come up with the idea for the next great technological breakthrough, the first roadblocks to seeing that idea to fruition are typically funding. Among renewable energy inventions, this need is typically filled through wealthy private investors, venture capital firms, or government grants. But today, in the age of the Internet, budding entrepreneurs have taken their funding needs online through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Perusing these websites, you’ll find a host