The world is changing before our
eyes. Some things you see in the news: prolonged
drought in California and India, and overflow
floods in Texas. Others changes are more
long-term, and have tremendous consequence.
The BIG News: our world is shifting to
renewable energy. In the United States
since 2011, renewable energies captured
over half of new generating capacity – while
coal, oil and nuclear plants are being shuttered.
|Source: FERC Energy Infrastructure Update 2015
U.S. is not alone. Several European nations
are leading the clean energy transition:
Germany, Spain, Portugal and Denmark.
Denmark gets 60% of its power from renewables:
wind, biomass and solar. Electrical energy
in Spain (27%) and Portugal (30%) comes
from non-hydropower resources. These are
utility scale, grid-connected projects.
|Abengoa Solar Thermal Power Plant (Spain)
The momentum has shifted to renewables and away from fossil fuels and nuclear.
The benefits are clear for any region and
- Domestic renewables put locals in
- Local energy is better than imported
- Renewables produce less greenhouse
is a winning strategy in these countries,
and can be duplicated in every nation.
Please share the Good News! We need
your help to link, share and promote this
clean strategy in your country.
In Partnership for the Planet,