June 2, 2022

THE GND IS TOO CAUTIOUS:

World map reveals wind and solar power winners (and losers) (Frank Jacobs, 6/02/22, Big Think)

In the past decade, America has experienced a remarkable surge in renewable energy generation. In 2015, the year the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, the country generated just 5.7% of its electricity from wind and solar. Last year, it was 13%. In March 2022, 18%. And last month, 20%. Driving that surge is a "wind boom" in the Great Plains and Midwestern states, with windmills going up in great numbers from Texas to the Dakotas.

Globally, wind and solar have been the fastest-growing forms of electricity generation every year since 2005. The share of global power produced by these renewables has more than doubled between 2015 and 2021, which was the first year they delivered 10% of electricity worldwide -- 10.3%, to be exact, up from 9.3% the previous year. Taken together, they are now the fourth largest global source of electricity, after coal, gas, and hydro.

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