CNN to host town hall on the climate crisis, Solar microgrid saves wedding: pvMB 7/30/19

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CNN to host presidential town hall on the climate crisis – If the parties won’t do it themselves, then the media will. CNN has announced that on Wednesday, September 4, it will be hosting a Democratic presidential town hall in September focused on the climate crisis for all candidates who meet the Democratic National Committee’s polling threshold for the September primary debate. THe following candidates meet that requirement: former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Source: CNN

 

Solar microgrid saves wedding – Disaster looked imminent for Brooke and Nick Vanderhyden as they lost power on their wedding day in Appleton, WI. That was, until they were subjected to the awesome power of the Faith Technologies Microgrid at Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve. It’s a great read about solar and storage saving the day. Source: NBC 26

 

Georgia Power’s solar+storage Smart Neighborhood unveiled in Atlanta –  “LG Chem joined its project partners at an event on July 25, 2019, to mark the opening of Atlanta’s first Smart Neighborhood. The ribbon-cutting was attended by senior representatives from Georgia Power, PulteGroup, and technology partners LG Chem, Delta Electronics, ecobee and Vivint Smart Home. Led by Georgia Power and PulteGroup, Inc… Each of the 46 technology-enhanced townhomes in the Georgia Power Smart Neighborhood will be served by Georgia Power with power supplemented by individual rooftop solar installations and in-home battery energy storage. LG Chem is supplying two home battery systems to each of the townhomes in Atlanta. The latest residential energy technologies will deliver innovative and creative solutions to Georgia Power’s customers to more efficiently manage their energy needs.” Source: LG Chem

 

Bankrupt power company spends $50 million to secure bailout – The bankrupt owner of two nuclear power plants that will be subsidized by consumers to the tune of $900 million spent heavily to influence bailout debates in Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a renewable energy think tank. The San Francisco-based Energy and Policy Institute reviewed documents in FirstEnergy Solutions’ bankruptcy case as the corporation received bankruptcy court approval for the spending. The expense has yielded fruit at least in that Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine wasted little time on Tuesday signing House Bill 6 into law. The measure requires consumers statewide to pay surcharges on their monthly electricity bills to keep the Davis-Besse plant in Oak Harbor and the Perry plant east of Cleveland humming for at least a few more years.” Source: Toledo Blade

 

And to end your brief, did Alabama Power get the Alabama Political reporter to censor their news by removing an article written by Alabama SEIA? You decide.