Who Created the Renewable Energy Miracle?

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.18.2021


by Paul Krugman (originally published in the New York Times)   As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to address that threat.   Despite that, there’s still a chance that […]


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Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 10.09.2018


Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public opinion and cultural cachet. To put it simply: Everyone loves renewable energy. It’s cleaner, it’s high-tech, it’s new jobs, it’s the future.   Read the entire article at Vox.   The Sierra Club notes that […]


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Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.09.2018


How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.   When it comes to generating renewable electricity, Hawaii is leading other states in almost every category. It gets 33 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar and has 60 utility-scale renewable energy […]


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Renewable Energy Hits Global Tipping Point

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 08.18.2017


Read the entire article at Forbes.   Beyond global accords and national policies, market forces are now making clean, renewable power a competitive lower-cost reality. “Numerous key markets have reached an inflection point where renewables will have become the cheapest form of new power generation by 2020, a dynamic we see spreading to nearly every country we […]


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Germany Breaks Record: 85% of Energy Comes From Renewables

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.15.2017


Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   Germany’s “Energiewende” (the country’s low-carbon energy revolution) turned another successful corner last weekend when renewable energy sources nearly stamped out coal and nuclear. Thanks to a particularly breezy and sunny Sunday, renewables such as wind and solar, along with some biomass and hydropower, peaked at a record 85 percent, or […]


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The Whole System Cost of Renewables

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 03.01.2017


Dramatic cost reductions mean wind and solar can now compete on price with conventional sources of energy in many parts of the world. This turns the spotlight onto the so-called “whole system costs” of integrating renewables into the electricity system, which include backing up intermittent generation and strengthening grids.   In a report published this week, […]


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Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Offshore Wind Farm

tsechristine 01.27.2017


Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “If everything goes to plan, New York City and Long Island will be harnessing the Atlantic Ocean’s strong and dependable winds as a source of renewable energy. Norway’s biggest oil company will be developing an offshore wind farm outside of New York. Statoil submitted the winning bid of $42.5 […]


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There is no reason to ever build another coal plant in the United States

tsechristine 01.19.2017


Read the full article online at https://thinkprogress.org   “For the second year in a row, wind and solar accounted for roughly two-thirds of new U.S. generating capacity, while natural gas and nuclear made up most of the rest. That’s because right now, in much of the United States, wind and solar are the cheapest form of power available, […]


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Boone, NC Passes Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

tsedevino 12.19.2016


The North Carolina municipality of Boone is calling on the whole state – and the United States at large – to encourage green jobs and transition to 100 percent clean energy across all energy sectors. Read the full article on EcoWatch.


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Wind-powered device can produce clean drinking water

tsedevino 11.27.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.treehugger.com   “WaterSeer is a low-tech, low-cost atmospheric water condenser that could help create water self-sufficiency in communities around the world. A new device developed by VICI-Labs, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, aims to provide a sustainable source of clean safe water for the millions […]


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