Recommended Energy Reads

Reading Resources on Electricity, Renewables, EVs and Batteries

It’s hard to keep up with developments in renewable energy, electric vehicles and batteries. These new technologies are developing rapidly, dropping in price and starting to play a significant role in our national energy policy.

Leading thinkers are increasing saying that these three technologies are starting to grow exponentially in the marketplace and will disrupt the fossil fuels market much sooner than expected. It seems like every week there is some startling news about how strongly renewables are performing.

To get you started, here are 3 recent articles:

This is just a small sampling. To read more, I’ve assembled a list of my favorite journalists and writers, websites, websites and videos, found below.

These are exciting times in the energy world, plenty of thrills and some heartbreak too.

Jim Baerg ETF Co-Chair

March, 2017

Journalists and Writers:

Dave Roberts at http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment

Joe Romm on Climate issues and tech developments in response to climate are at https://thinkprogress.org/tagged/climate

John Farrell at ILSR on democratizing energy: https://ilsr.org/initiatives/energy/?contenttype=article-archive&initiative=energy&archive=1

Richard Heinberg at http://www.postcarbon.org/

 

Websites covering Energy and Technology:

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/index.html   News, Tech developments and Business. I get a weekly feed of news items.

https://cleantechnica.com/

https://www.greentechmedia.com/

http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment

http://www.treehugger.com/energy/

http://grist.org/climate-energy/

Rocky Mountain Institute

http://solartoday.org/  The American Solar Energy Society; You can subscribe to Solar@Work, their twice monthly bulletin

http://www.awea.org/   American Wind Energy Assn. There is a blog and news.

 

Videos:

Tony Sheba on “The Solar Disruption”

TED: A 40 Year Plan for Energy

Bloomberg: The Peak Oil Myth and the Rise of the Electric Car

 

Studies:

A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards January 2016 NREL

SHINING REWARDS The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society 2016 Edition, Environment America Research & Policy Center

LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF ENERGY ANALYSIS — VERSION 8.0

Bloomberg: Here’s How Electric Cars Will Cause the Next Oil Crisis

Off-Grid Solar Power vs Grid-Connected Solar Power In The 21st Century

Expect the Unexpected: The Disruptive Power of Low-carbon Technology

 

Polling: How popular is RE?

Post Election National Clean Energy Survey

Ohio GOP voters support green energy, efficiency programs and customer choice

Public opinion on renewables and other energy sources

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