Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015, a Turning Point on Energy

Here are some good-news links for the end of the year.

First, from the Washington Post: why 2015 may be remembered as a transformative year for how we get energy. We've been turning away from coal, wind and solar have matured, and more options are available for energy storage. Even the lower natural gas price is good (though lower petroleum prices are not).

Better battery storage is leading to the coming electrification of everything. The writer is a bit of a booster and a cornucopianist, but still.

And finally, the break-up between carbon emissions and economic growth may have begun. That's a necessary step, since we can't get to zero carbon (or just a 2°C rise in global temperature) without getting to zero carbon as soon as possible.

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