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UYA Post time: 2018-7-27 21:50
The point is if, climate change is natural or man made.
Many claim the latter because, then they c ...

I believe the earth has cycles, and we are just speeding up the process, but not to worry, the earth will do just fine without us.
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China is the undisputed renewable growth leader, accounting for over 40% of the total global clean energy mix by 2022. This is due to meeting various capacity targets and addressing concerns about the country’s air pollution.

In recent months, for example, China has deployed a number of novel technologies designed to clean the air, including a 100-metre-tall smog-sucking tower in the city of Xian.

China has also already surpassed its 2020 solar panel target, and the IEA says it expects the country to exceed its wind target in 2019. China is also the global market leader in hydropower, bioenergy for electricity and heat, and electric vehicles.


Perhaps surprisingly, the United States is the second-largest growth market for renewables. Despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, renewable projects in the US are expected to benefit from multi-year federal tax incentives and state-level policies for distributed solar panels in the coming years.

However, the report warns of uncertainties around proposed tax reforms, international trade, and energy policies, which could hinder renewables growth in the US.

India overtakes the European Union

In India, meanwhile, renewable capacity is expected to more than double by 2022. Solar and wind represent 90% of India’s capacity growth, which is the result of auctions for contracts to develop power-generation capacity that have yielded some of the world’s lowest prices for both technologies, the report says.

It adds that India has also improved grid integration and addressed the financial issues of its utilities. Because of these factors, India’s growth between now and 2022 is, for the first time, expected to be higher than in the European Union (EU).

Incidentally, renewables growth across the EU is 40% lower than between 2011 and 2016, with the market hampered by weaker electricity demand, overcapacity, and a lack of clarity on the capacity volumes that will be auctioned. What’s more, policy uncertainty within the bloc beyond 2020 remains high.

However, the report says if the new EU Renewable Energy Directive covering the post-2020 period is adopted, it would address this challenge by requiring a three-year period for policies to support renewable energy, thereby improving the market’s predictability.

Danish dominance

Fortunately, if you look at individual EU member states, the outlook seems brighter. Denmark, for example, is expected to generate 69% of its energy from renewable sources by 2022, making it the world leader.

Ireland is second, with the report predicting it will generate one-third of its energy needs from renewable sources. In other European countries, including Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, the share of wind and solar will exceed 25% of total generation, the report estimates.

Going off-grid

The report also monitors off-grid solar applications across developing nations in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Over the next four years, off-grid energy in these regions is expected to triple, reaching over 3,000 megawatts.

Much of this growth will come from industrial applications, mini-grids, and solar home systems (SHS) driven by government electrification programmes and private sector investments.

For example, such is the growth across the SHS market, the technology is forecast to bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa by 2022, the report says.



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Saul Post time: 2018-8-7 20:10
I believe the earth has cycles, and we are just speeding up the process, but not to worry, the ear ...

Yes the world will be here long after we are gone.
(unless we take everything out with us)
We as humans share this planet.
It is up to us to either promote life or devalue it.
Humans should safeguard ALL life, ONLY then will our existence be insured.

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Saul Post time: 2018-8-7 23:20
China is the undisputed renewable growth leader, accounting for over 40% of the total global clean e ...

We should of been doing this a long, long time ago.
Renewable energy has not grown, because it conflicts with the profits from the oil industry.
Electric cars were developed years ago and only now is it mass produced.
This just shows how capitalistic greed has held us back.

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UYA Post time: 2018-8-9 05:25
We should of been doing this a long, long time ago.
Renewable energy has not grown, because it con ...


Electric cars, I remember Jay Leno talking about them on his youtube channel.
For a brief period in the early 20th century in the United States, the electric car was high society’s hottest commodity, sought after by socialites and businessmen alike.
the first successful electric car in the U.S. made its debut in 1890 thanks to a chemist from Iowa. His six-passenger was basically an electrified wagon that hit a top speed of 14 mph.
By 1900, electric cars were so popular that New York City had a fleet of electric taxis, and electric cars accounted for a third of all vehicles on the road. People liked them because in many ways early electric cars outperformed their gas competitors. Electric cars didn’t have the smell, noise, or vibration found in steam or gasoline cars. They were easier to operate, lacked a manual crank to start, and didn’t require the same difficult-to-change gear system as gas cars.
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UYA Post time: 2018-8-9 05:22
Yes the world will be here long after we are gone.
(unless we take everything out with us)
We as h ...

It is up to us to either promote life or devalue it.
Humans should safeguard ALL life, ONLY then will our existence be insured.
That would be nice, but we are humans, so it wont happen.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain

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Saul Post time: 2018-8-9 18:48
It is up to us to either promote life or devalue it.
Humans should safeguard ALL life, ONLY then w ...

I believe in people.

Given the right systems and circumstances, we would do the right thing.
We live under and for the wealthy, they control the environment we live.
These people do NOT want change!
They want more and more control.

In the "Game of Thrones".....
"Kill the Masters"

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