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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #270 on: August 08, 2017, 02:31:58 pm »


95 percent of Germans want more renewable energies 
Ninety-five percent of Germans say that increased use and expansion of renewable energy is important or very important, according to a representative survey by Kantar Emnid, commissioned by Renewable Energies Agency (AEE). It also found broad support (65 percent) for renewable energy installations in respondents’ direct neighbourhoods (5km radius), which increased further if they already had experience with such installations in their area.

https://www.cleanenergywire.org/factsheets/polls-reveal-citizens-support-energiewende

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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #271 on: August 14, 2017, 08:19:05 pm »
Energy Democracy In 4 Powerful Steps

August 14th, 2017 by John Farrell

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There’s no question that the energy system is undergoing change. One need look no further than the 1 million solar rooftops in the US or — for the wonky — the source of new power capacity in the US over the past 15 years. In 2003, just 20% of new electric capacity came from renewable power plants. In the last eight years, it’s been at or over 60% almost every year. In the first three quarters of 2016, 16% of our new power capacity came from distributed solar alone (such as home rooftop solar arrays).


But few people realize that the change from fossil fuels to renewable sources is just a harbinger for a phase of massive disruption in energy markets. The disruption will remake how the energy system serves its users and offer unprecedented choices for customers. It may go further than choice.  As the energy system shifts away from the outdated utility monopoly model, the four Ds of energy democracy — distributed power, decentralization, democracy from ownership, and disruptive technology — have the potential to put those users in charge and allow them to reap the economic benefits.


Full MUST READ article on how Energy Democracy will come about!







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