Renewable Energy Poised to Surge Ahead in Next 15 Years

Reuters: “Renewable energy supply in eight major economies will collectively more than double by 2030 due to new national climate and energy plans, according to a study by the think tank World Resources Institute.”

“Total clean energy supply from eight of the world’s 10 largest greenhouse gas emitters – Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and the United States -will jump to 20,000 terawatt hours (TWh) from around 9,000 TWh in 2009.”
“Combined with the Paris climate agreement, it’s clear that renewable energy is poised to surge forward in the next 15 years bringing clean and affordable power to millions of people worldwide.”
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  • David Bluefeather

    How can you possibly classify nuclear as “clean”???

    • moderatesunite

      simple it emits no global waming gases(the main point of this article), and almost 0 pollution when running properly. It even emits less radiation than coal plants when running properly, and results in many many fewer deaths for the amount of energy produce than coal or natural gas.(yes even including the meltdowns and worst-case scenarios for cancer)

      however, I do NOT favor new nuclear plants (unless they are a truly new breakthrough technology that solves some of the waste, proliferation, and other problems with current nuclear)
      I think that we can get there in most countries with 100% renewables going forward, but nuclear is not a threat to the future of human civilization the way global warming is, so given the choice between new coal/natural gas and new nuclear I’d pick nuclear every time.

      • pisher

        If people were perfect, nuclear plants wouldn’t be a problem.

        But since we’re not, disaster always looms, and once it strikes, there’s no going back.

    • Douglass Parker

      Molten salt reactors than burn thorium instead of uranium hold great promise.

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