The world is simultaneously breaking records for renewable energy growth and capacity, and ignoring the opportunity to do far more. Nobody can keep up with the whole firehose of new information, and also the lesser stream of disinformation, on sun, wind, storage, and more. For this post I just stuck a ladle into the edge of the stream for a few hours, and picked out the best bits that came my way to share with you.
There is more startling news on renewables and other Global Warming solutions than ever, because there is more startling profit potential in renewables and so on than ever.
Hawaii quit coal one year ago, here’s how its been going
HONOLULU — One year ago, Hawaii shut down its one remaining coal plant, with a plan to replace its electricity only with renewable energy projects.
That milestone broke new ground in the clean energy transition because no other state had attempted to eliminate coal without building new fossil gas plants. Hawaii sought to show that renewables and batteries are ready to take over from the most carbon-emitting power plant fuel. It’s worth taking stock of that journey; so far, the seas have been choppy, even before the Maui tragedy. But the undertaking has demonstrated how small-scale clean energy can solve problems when big clean energy projects fall behind.
Geothermal energy: Are we entering a golden age?
Washington state to go 100% clean energy by 2045
Now, if we can convince China not to build coal-fired plants anywhere outside of China…Inside China, the demand for coal is solely a function of lack of grid connectivity from wind and solar out West to population centers back east.
Baby steps for economic toddlers. Soon enough they will be skateboarding all around the neighborhood.
1000 MW/month is a bogus measure. It turns out to be 1 GW continuous.
Why Lebanon Is Having a Surprising Solar Power Boom
There is still a startling amount of denial and deceit in the darker corners of the financial world. Feel free to
New York Post: Why wind and solar power are running out of juice, by Jonathan Lesser.
Yup, that’s Murdoch’s Post all right. Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Jonathan Lesser is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As president of Continental Economics, Lesser has more than 30 years of experience working for regulated utilities, for government, and as a consultant in the energy industry.
And that’s the Manhattan Institute, purveyors of denialist lies, etc.
Foolish Fossils in AU Government
Energy Efficiency is Too Woke for Florida
Politico: DeSantis tell Biden: Keep your IRA Money
The governor is blocking Biden’s IRA benefits from Floridians. There’s not much Dems can do about it.
The Inflation Reduction Act makes Florida eligible for some $350 million in energy efficiency incentives.
Because DeSantis wants to harm the “woke Libruls” so much he will turn down cash aimed at saving citizens real money on their bills. And the planet, too.
BTW a hundred-year-old oak tree fell on the FL governor’s mansion during Hurricane Idalia.