Climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is now rapidly driving energy policy — and finally, investment in renewable energy sources.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, worldwide investment in renewable power rose from less than $50 billion a year in 2004 to about $300 billion a year in recent years, finally surpassing what’s spent on new fossil fuel power.
In December, I wrote about solar power and how transitioning to homes and cars that run on electricity is a way that individuals can cut their carbon footprint. It was based on Colorado meeting its goals of generating most of its electricity from renewable sources and shuttering coal and gas-fired plants over the coming decade.
I got a lot of thoughtful feedback from readers, including…
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