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renewable energy Archives - State of the Planet
Ajay Mathur, a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change, discusses the outlook for energy supply and demand in India, including the critical role that solar power could play in coming years.
Fossil fuels will not go away quickly, but they will go away. Those fossil fuel companies that lead the transition to renewable energy will survive and thrive.
As the United States federal government retreats from energy innovation and environmental regulation, local and regional efforts across the U.S. are scaling up.
The shift to renewable energy is key to combating climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But critics argue it won’t be possible without financial support from the government. How important are special tax breaks and other subsides, and do they really work?
MPA-ESP student Sarah Burns plans to mitigate the effects of climate change through renewable energy.
Given the political infeasibility of a carbon tax to speed the transformation to a sustainable economy, we need to rapidly move on to another policy approach.
We have a presidency and an energy policy that is seeking to achieve fossil fuel dominance at the very moment that the rest of the world is desperately working to replace those fuels with renewable alternatives.
The transition to a renewable resource-based economy will be a massive and complex endeavor and its difficulty should not be underestimated. The transition depends on five key components.