Earlier today, David Roberts of Vox posted on two new reports by Lawrence Berkelely National Laboratory (LBNL): 1) Utility-Scale Solar 2015: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance and Pricing Trends in the United States and 2) Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Energy is now out with its 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report, and as David Roberts of Vox puts it, "Here’s some good news for your weekend: Wind power is kicking ass in the US."
Fortune 500 companies such as Apple and Google began investing in renewable energy years ago to cut costs, reduce their exposure to fossil fuel price fluctuations and support the expansion of clean energy.
Need any more reasons to switch to clean energy? How about an increased mosquito season and risk of Zika virus transmission thanks to global warming fueled by carbon-based energy sources like coal and oil? A new study by Climate Central provides detailed evidence that this is already taking place through the United States.
A timely new report by Climate Central finds that "scores of U.S. cities home to tens of millions of people will face dramatic increases in dangerous and extreme heat days by the middle of this century if current greenhouse gas emissions trends continue."
Clearly, given the facts outlined above, switching from burning expensive, dirty fuel oil and other fossil fuels to clean energy - solar, wind, energy efficiency - would make an enormous amount of economic and environmental sense for Puerto Rico.
First, there's "Letting in the Light: How Solar Photovoltaics Will Revolutionise the Electricity System," which finds that "the age of solar has arrived...faster than anyone predicted," and with people "only just beginning to recognise the consequences of the change."