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The Energy Transition: A Conversation With Jeremy Leggett

Posted on August 30, 2017

 Acclaimed writer & social entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett stopped by the Generation 180 office last fall to discuss the trends, narratives, and major events that are together accelerating the global transition to clean energy. He speaks from the perspective of an activist, author, and entrepreneur who has been on the front lines of the energy transition for decades.


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Tags: Jobs, Solar, Wind, Video, Politics

The Power Industry Is Changing

Posted on July 19, 2017

 

 

In the power sector, utilities are shifting to clean energy because the economic case is so compelling, and the trends are clear:

Over the last five years in the US, the fossil fuel industry has retired more electricity generating capacity than they’ve added—which means they’re closing more power plants than they’re opening. This has resulted in a removal of about 20 gigawatts worth of electricity from fossil fuel sources (that’s about 2% of our total capacity here in the U.S.), while wind and solar energy have added a combined 47 gigawatts over the same time period (that’s about 5% of our total installed capacity).


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Tags: Solar, Wind, Video, Power Industry

Draw This: U.S. Solar Industry Growth

Posted on April 19, 2017

This isn't a video, but it's an interactive microsite that you're going to enjoy. Test your knowledge of the recent growth of U.S. solar power.


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Tags: Jobs, Solar, Power Industry, ReadIt

Solar Industry Growth

Posted on March 15, 2017

 

 

Today we're going over some exciting numbers from the solar industry. How fast exactly is the industry growing?

Well this is the fourth consecutive year that solar industry jobs grew by 20% or more. In comparison, last year, jobs in the U.S. economy grew by only 1.5%.2 So the U.S. solar industry is booming and it now employs more workers than natural gas and more than double the number of workers in the coal industry.3


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Tags: Jobs, Solar, Video