Thursday, 10 May 2018

Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

Source: the Sanders Institute, April 2018, by Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben:

"We watch in horror as the damages from climate change continue to mount. (...)

What Medicare for All is to the health care debate, or Fight for $15 is to the battle about inequality, 100% Renewable is to the struggle for the planet’s future.“ (...)

With each passing quarter the price of solar and wind power has fallen farther, moving the 100 percent target from aspirational goal to the obvious solution. I spent the spring of 2017 in some of the poorest parts of Africa where people—for the daily price of enough kerosene to fill a single lamp—were now installing solar panels and powering up TVs, radios, and LED bulbs. If you can do it in Germany and you can do it in Ghana, you can probably do it in Grand Rapids and Gainesville. (...)

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