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New Energy Economy #14: Optimism edition

The energy transition isn't happening fast enough to avert major climate disruption, but that doesn't

New Energy Economy

June 4 · Issue #14 · View online
Transformations in clean energy

The energy transition isn’t happening fast enough to avert major climate disruption, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening at a dramatic rate, and with increasing momentum.
It’s easy to forget that only a decade ago the idea of a transformed, clean-energy future didn’t seem possible. Now it’s increasingly accepted as a forgone conclusion, and the question is just when we’ll get there.
With that in mind, here’s a collection of stories about positive changes over the past few months.

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882
Even in Indiana, new renewables are cheaper than existing coal plants
The Solar Singularity: 2019 Update
The Magic Kingdom Is Going Green - The New York Times
Japanese energy giant Marubeni just gave up coal for renewables
Coal giants to build 3GW of solar in India
California Requires New City Buses to Be Electric by 2029
California adopts 2030 Preferred System Portfolio with 12 GW new wind, solar, storage, geothermal
PV ModuleTech 2018: Creating Series 6 and sustainability in manufacturing with First Solar
World first as wind turbine upgraded with high temperature superconductor
Solectrac Electric Tractors
The kicker
Burger King is rolling out meatless Impossible Whoppers nationwide
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