Solar’s Unstoppable Boom Likely Beats Trump Barrier
These GIFs Show America's Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion; Even the Trump administration's fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.
Ben Schiller, December 9, 2016 (Sustainability)
“…[A]cross the U.S., renewable energy has been growing exponentially over the last five years: In the first quarter of this year, it made up about 15% of total electricity output. Solar alone now powers the equivalent of 6 million homes…[according to data and graphics] from the Natural Resources Defense Council…In gigawatt hours (GWh), they show where solar and wind have taken off fastest, and particularly how renewables are spread across both blue and red states, indicating their fundamental worthiness (as opposed to their ideological appeal). It's all about cost and availability… Will this growth continue now we have a coal-industry lobbyist running the Environmental Protection Agency? There are reasons to be hopeful. Federal tax breaks for solar and wind have across the board support in the Senate…[Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley recently said Trump would kill the wind energy production tax credit only ‘over my dead body…’” click here for more