The bottom line findings are impressive: a median forecast of 24%-30% reductions in wind power costs by 2030 and 35%-41% reductions by 2050; with even greater reductions possible -- possibly more than 50% by 2050 -- in the most optimistic scenario.
By Sarah Lippincott and Mike Casey, excerpt from Social Wind. Spoiler alert: We’ve found that almost every wind energy company is using social media as a limited distribution platform. That’s understandable, because social media is great for distribution as the first, highly targeted, yet far-reaching...
"Last year marked a turning point for renewables...Over the next five years, renewables will remain the fastest-growing source of electricity generation, with their share growing to 28% in 2021 from 23% in 2015."
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is out with the sixth edition of its annual Global Wind Energy Outlook, "looking at the future of our industry out to 2020, 2030 and ultimately to 2050." The full report is available for download at GWEC's website, but for now, here are a few highlights (bolding added for emphasis) and graphs.
It looks like the most dire potential impacts of Hurricane Matthew have been largely avoided, at least in Florida, but check out this post by Climate Central for a reminder of what type of storm surge potential a climate-change-fueled superstorm brings with it.
Sounds pretty good, right? So let's ditch antiquated, dirty, dangerous 19th and 20th-century fossil fuel technologies and replace them with a 21st-century clean economy that everyone - other than a fossil fuel company executive perhaps - will love.
Hot off the presses, a new report and video (see below) by the U.S. Department of Energy showcase "the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies: wind turbines, solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EVs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs)."