Renewable Energy: Still Breaking Wind

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    Bring back the buggy whip. Damned horseless carriages ain't never going to amount to nothin'.
     
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    Google pledges 100% renewable energy use by 2017...
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    Google Says Will Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2017
    December 06, 2016 - Search giant Google says it will use 100 percent renewable energy by 2017, according to a post on the company’s blog.
     
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    LOL A very funny read four years later. What a dumbass that wrote that.

    Wind Energy Investment Increases Worldwide

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    Global Status Report - REN21

    2015 was an extraordinary year for renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets and are established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Cities, communities and companies are leading the rapidly expanding “100% renewable” movement. Distributed renewable energy is advancing rapidly to close the energy access gap. Read the report and check out REN21’s Renewables Interactive Map for country specific data.

    Read more at: Global Status Report - REN21

    Global Status Report - REN21
     
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    Renewable energy in Africa...
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    Homegrown Solar Farm, Wind Turbines Keep Kenyan Community Buzzing
    January 26, 2017 — When the first few residents of this village in the Ngong hills installed solar panels nearly a decade ago, the only aim was to power their own homes. Their town had no connection to the national power grid.
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    Renewable energy is a joke. Will be in 2050 too. Plenty on this in the ENVIRONMENT forum. Some point to these ridiculous growth #'s but they are compared only to themselves and not compared against fossil fuels. When they are, its laughable. Solar still providing only slightly more than 1% of our electricity.......wind about 4%.:bye1: Will only double by 2050........not my projections but the projections in 2016 from the Obama administration.

    Meanwhile......coal production in China will DOUBLE by 2050!!:ack-1::ack-1:

    Check this thread ( link below ) and find out all you need to know about the realities of renewable energy.......its a global warming alarmists worst nightmare!! These people never, ever post up any graph showing board members how renewables compare to fossil fuels.......all graphs compare growth rates for the specific renewable only. Progressives do this shit all the time.:deal: All fuckery all the time.

    One of the most epic threads on the USMB btw >> :eusa_dance::eusa_dance:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/threads/more-proof-the-skeptics-are-winning.313851/


    ..........5,200+ posts and 200,000 views!!:popcorn: Obliterates ALL of the arguments of the warmist k00ks.:coffee:
     
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    yep, wind mills proceeded horse drawn buggies, nice way to take a modern society back to just after the stone age, wind mills!
     
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    Wow, tens of thousands of failed wind turbines in the USA alone! If I can quote the OP's link:

     
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    By 2017, solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in less than three years, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Combined wind, utility-scale and distributed solar power accounted for more than 66% of all new capacity installed in the U.S. last year. Already, more than twice the number of Americans -- about 209,000 -- work in the solar industry compared with coal and by 2020, that number will double to more than 420,000, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association.

    The U.S. residential solar market has grown in 15 of the last 16 quarters. That's largely due to government incentives, such as the recently renewed solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and creative financing programs like leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) that allow homeowners and businesses to install solar panels with no money down. (But they do require owners to lock into 20-year contracts.)

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    San Francisco is one of 20 major U.S. cities that have committed to using 100% renewable energy within the next 15 to 20 years.

    The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)

    How many new coal fired plants planned in 2017? How many new coal mines being opened? LOL
     
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    US wind power jobs hit record, up 20 percent in 2016
    ‘Wind rush’ fuels hiring boom, delivers more consumer savings
    April 12, 2016

    DENVER, April 12, 2016 — American wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—an increase of 20 percent in a year—according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong job growth coincided with wind ranking number one as America’s leading source of new generating capacity last year, outpacing solar and natural gas.

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined in the release at a Vestas wind turbine component factory near Denver, saying "In 2015, Colorado ranked fifth in the nation for wind power capacity additions. An investment in the wind power industry and in wind projects generates new jobs, economic development in rural counties and clean air benefits to all Coloradans."

    “Wind power benefits more American families than ever before,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “We’re helping young people in rural America find a job close to home. Others are getting a fresh chance to rebuild their careers by landing a job in the booming clean energy sector. With long-term, stable policy in place, and a broader range of customers now buying low-cost wind-generated electricity, our workforce can grow to 380,000 well-paying jobs by 2030.”

    Congress passed a long-term extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit and alternative Investment Tax Credit with bipartisan support late last year. With the extension in place and the recent industry growth, wind energy is on track to meet the Department of Energy’s Wind Vision scenario of supplying 20 percent of U.S. electricity by 2030.

    “Made-in-the-USA wind power will help keep our economy competitive and our air clean for generations,” Kiernan said. “Our wind energy will never run out.”

    US wind power jobs hit record, up 20 percent in 2016

    Renewables supporting a great many more jobs than the coal industry

    Annual Coal Report - Energy Information Administration

    The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices. All data for 2015 and prior years are final.

    Highlights for 2015:

    • In 2015, U.S. coal production dropped 10.3% year-over-year to below 900 million short tons, the lowest annual production level since 1986.
    • Production in the Western Region, representing 56.6% of total U.S. coal production in 2015, totaled 507.4 million short tons (MMst), 6.5% lower than 2014.
    • In 2015, the productivity capacity of U.S. coal mines decreased for the fourth year in a row to 1,165 MMst, a decline of 6.3% from the 2014 levels.
    • The average number of employees at U.S. coal mines decreased 12.0% to 65,971 employees, the lowest on record since EIA began collecting data in 1978.
    • U.S. coal consumption of 798 MMst in 2015 was 13.1% lower from the 2014 levels. The electric power sector consumed about 92.5% of the total U.S. coal consumption in 2014.
    • Average sales price of coal from U.S. mines was $31.83 per short ton in 2015, 8.6% lower than the prior year.
    • Total U.S. coal stocks ended at 238.8 MMst, 20.6% higher than at the same time in 2014. Electric power coal stocks increased from 151.8 MMst at the end of 2014 to 195.9 MMst at the end of 2015, the highest year-ending stocks on record.
     

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