India and China, Full Speed Ahead in Climate Change Mitigation

While the United States is wondering what will happen next on climate change mitigation in their country, both India and China have recently unveiled very ambitious plans to fight local air pollution and global climate change. According to an article from the Guardian, India plans nearly 60% of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027. ThisContinue reading “India and China, Full Speed Ahead in Climate Change Mitigation”

Renewable Energy, a Rising Tide

Leading the surge is China, which already has a huge advantage in its current position at the front of the pack. China has not only vastly expanded its domestic investment in renewable energy, it is plowing record sums into renewables markets overseas. As our report noted, China put $32 billion into foreign renewables projects in 2016Continue reading “Renewable Energy, a Rising Tide”

Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?

For years, debates about how to reduce carbon emissions from electricity generation were framed as trade-offs: What is the cost premium we must pay for generating zero-carbon electricity compared to fossil fuels, and how can we minimize those costs? Fortunately, the holidays came early this year for renewable energy: In investment company Lazard’s annual reportContinue reading “Wind and Solar Costs Are Plummeting: Now What Do We Do?”

Emerging Nations Have Taken the Lead on Renewable Energy

Historically speaking, wealthier, developed nations, particularly the US and Europe, have led the world on renewable energy, investing the most capital and building the most capacity. Last year, that changed. In 2015, for the first time, countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) invested more in renewable energy and added more renewableContinue reading “Emerging Nations Have Taken the Lead on Renewable Energy”