M a y  2 0 1 5 — Volume 23, Issue 05

GENI-us Letter 2015-05

Solar & Wind Capture 100% Of New U.S. Energy In April 2015

Dear GENI Friend,

GENI 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.

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Source: FERC Energy Infrastructure Update 2015

The 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.

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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 nation:

  • Domestic renewables put locals in jobs
  • Local energy is better than imported fuels
  • Renewables produce less greenhouse gases

This 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,

Peter MeisenGENI's 25th Anniversary Seal -- 1987-2012
Peter Meisen President

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