Climate change plaintiffs losing huge in the courts!

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    Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S.
    A new report found solar and wind accounted for a record 10 percent of electricity generation in March.
    BY SARAH GIBBENS
    PUBLISHED JUNE 15, 2017



    THE U.S. SET a new renewable energy milestone in March, in data released Wednesday. For the first time, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of all electricity generation, with wind comprising 8 percent and solar coming in at 2 percent.

    The report was published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration(EIA), which collects and disseminates environmental data that is used to inform policymakers.

    Wind and solar generation typically peaks in the spring and fall when there is less energy demand, and the EIA expects April to continue the record-setting 10 percent trend. That 10 percent mark is expected to slip in summer months, but 2016 saw an overall growth in renewables.

    The report noted that Texas generated more wind and solar energy than any other state, nearly all of which came from wind. Iowa, however, had the largest share of renewables in total energy production. Over a third, 37 percent, of the state's energy now comes from wind and solar power.

    Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S.

    My, my, looks like wind and solar are doing very well.
     
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    The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.

    New solar photovoltaic capacity installed in 2016 reached more than 76 gigawatts, a dramatic increase on the 50GW installed the year before. China and the US led the surge, with both countries almost doubling the amount of solar they added in 2015, according to data compiled by Europe’s solar power trade body.

    Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium.

    Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China
    50% growth. Hurrah!
     
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    But not when stood side by side next to fossil fuels!:backpedal:

    Growth statistics are laughable...do I need to make some boob job analogies?
     
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    But not when stood side by side next to fossil fuels!:backpedal:
     
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    At that growth rate, renewables will rapidly supplant fossil fuels. Now economics are on the side of the effort to reduce the carbon emitting industry and transportation. Change is coming, and that is good.
     
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    Man Made Climate Change is the biggest HOAX of the last fifty years. Just buy Carbon Credits, and everything will be OK. Right? LOL!
     
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    Fake

    More fake semantics.....today, the term "rapidly". Ghey.

    Operationally define "rapidly" please?:auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg::aug08_031:

    Oh.... and let us put into perspective what a 50% growth rate means in the bigger picture. Solar power has been growing at these huge rates for many years now..... yet still provides only 1% of US electricity. :fingerscrossed::funnyface::fingerscrossed:. Climate crusaders are suckered with statistics all the time.....those with a measure of intellect look at the bigger picture in comparing statistics which puts the energy landscape into proper perspective.

    @www.whosnotwinning.com
     
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