Solar Power Is Growing, Prices Falling, & Potential Is Huge (Infographic)

Solar power was just a niche application 10 years ago. Many people liked the idea of solar power, but it was too expensive for all but a small percentage of the population. Now, solar power is cost-competitive with other electricity options for hundreds of millions of people. The biggest challenge is simply making people aware of that.

 

 

From Survival To Political Stability To Clean Air: Renewable Energy Helps In So Many Ways

Renewable energy is massively important for so many reasons. The most prominent of them is the greatest challenge modern civilization has faced -- global warming and climate change. However, renewable energy also helps to improve political stability in many regions, helps to clean the air and water, helps to boost local and national economies, and helps to provide energy security and reliability.

 

 

How The World And UAE Can Avoid An Energy Trap

Since the middle of 18th century, mankind has been using fossil fuel energy as a bank account, from which we collectively withdraw every year using a peculiar sort of ATM.

 

 

Wind Electricity & Solar Electricity Now Match Nuclear Electricity in Germany

Wind power and solar power together now produce as much electricity in Germany as nuclear power. In the first half of 2014, each of them produced 45 TWh of electricity. Wind power produced 26.7 TWh while solar produced 18.3 TWh.

 

 

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How Green Are Electric Cars? They Get Greener By The Day

Almost anywhere you go, even taking into account extra emissions from dirty power plants, electric cars are greener than conventional cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. However, people are constantly adding renewable energy power plants to the grid, which means that electric cars are constantly getting greener.

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Do we really care?

Our Planet is not doing very well. Desertification, devastating storms, droughts, flooding, loss in biodiversity and many more increasingly worrying environmental / climate change related threats. Why are we not changing this? Do we have the power, the strength to change? Do we care?

 

 

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Does the global Sustainable Energy Transition pace need to accelerate? If yes, how should we acceler

While current energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond retain a dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, simple mathematics indicate that at the current pace of renewable energy investment (~0.3% of global GDP) the energy available to humans at the end of the century will be a small fraction of the current..

 

 

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Carbon Capture and Storage as Part of our Future Energy System

Energy outlooks to 2030 and beyond indicate growing global energy demand and a continued dominant role for fossil fuels in the world’s energy mix, even as utilization of renewable energy sources expands rapidly…

 

 

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How to Sustain Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is entering a period of uncertainty that mirrors the increasing uncertainty about oil prices.  Will increased demand from China and revitalized Western economies maintain oil prices at current levels in the face of increased supply from fracking and possibly from Iran?  If so, government support for renewable energy should remain strong.  If oil prices fall, however, then as in the 1980s many governments may cut their investments in new energy technologies so that alternative energy sources are unavailable when oil prices rise again.  What can we do now to ensure continuing support for renewable energy initiatives in the face of possible short term economic and political pressures?

 

 

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