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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

Wind Surpasses Hydro

Posted on March 24, 2017

 

 

Wind surpassed hydropower energy as the biggest source of renewable electricity here in the U.S. thanks to a tripling of wind capacity since 2008.1

You may be wondering where are all these wind turbines going up? Well, the top 3 states are Texas, Iowa, and Oklahoma.1 So how much power are we actually talking about here? Well, wind now has the capacity to power over 24 million American homes.2


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Tags: Hydro, Wind, Video