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Author Topic: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth  (Read 16386 times)

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AGelbert

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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #225 on: January 10, 2017, 06:37:07 pm »
Obama: Renewable Energy Revolution Is 'Irreversible', Will Outlast Trump

SNIPPET:

"But putting near-term politics aside," he wrote, "the mounting economic and scientific evidence leave me confident that trends toward a clean energy economy that have emerged during my presidency will continue and that the economic opportunity for our country to harness that trend will only grow."

First of these is that between 2008 and 2015, the U.S. economy grew by 10 percent while carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector fell by 9.5 percent, an outcome that "should put to rest the argument that combating climate change requires accepting lower growth or a lower standard of living."

Renewable energy costs fell dramatically during his years in office:
41 percent for wind,
54 percent for rooftop solar photovoltaics and
64 percent for big solar-power installations.


Clean energy now attracts twice as much global capital as fossil fuels.

http://www.ecowatch.com/obama-clean-energy-trump-2187292905.html

Agelbert NOTE:
Obama talks big, but he actually SLOWED the implementation of Renewable Energy by REFUSING to address the insane policy of subsidizing fossil fuel exploration, extraction and sales.

Had the subsidies been taken away from the fossil fuel welfare queens and given TOTALLY to Removable Energy (instead of the TOKEN pittance amount that Renewable Energy has received during the Obama Administration), we would have had MUCH MORE market penetration by Renewable Energy at this time. Obama deserves no credit for the advances in Renewable Energy, PERIOD.

 
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