There’s been dramatic shift in U.S. energy development
recently. In 2012, for the first time ever, renewable energies provided nearly half of
the new capacity developed. From the graphic you can see that wind
and solar installations were nearly equal to natural gas and coal. This is a
major shift from business-as-usual, since fossil fuels and nuclear power
currently power 87% of U.S. electrical generation (Fig. 12 from the eia.gov)
There are multiple reasons
for this significant turn towards cleaner options. The public and
policy-makers are keenly aware of climate change and its primary cause being
the burning of fossil fuels. 150 proposed coal-fired plants have been scrapped
while state and federal incentives make solar/wind attractive investments.
GENI makes the case
for 100% renewable energy by 2020 in nation after nation.
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and share these 100% Renewable Reports at:
Luis Jimenez, our video editor, has posted several interviews with GENI interns
on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GENICorp/videos?view=0
These young people are developing the skills and leadership to accelerate this transition.
In partnership for the