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China is upping its solar target once again, after having done so several times in past couple of years. Last year, China raised the target to an eye-popping 21 gigawatts (GW) by 2015, and the new target of 35 GW is 67% higher than that. That means, in just 3 years, China will have added [...]
I make a lot of jokes on this blog but the hazardous levels of air pollution that the Chinese people are currently having to contend with is certainly no laughing matter. I can’t imagine what it is like for Chinese parents who have to explain to their children why it isn’t safe for them to [...]
Solar PV can meet 100% of electricity demand on just 1% of land by 2050, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In 2010, they produced a report showing that a combination of energy efficiency and renewable energy can supply the world’s energy by 2050. But how much land would that take to make that huge jump feasible? And how would [...]
Global fossil fuel subsidies are estimated at $775 billion to $1 trillion in 2012, reports Worldwatch Institute. That’s a jaw-dropping number especially when you consider it is about 12 times the $66 billion that went to supporting renewable energy in 2010. (Worldwatch doesn’t provide an updated renewable subsidies number, but you can bet it is [...]
In a shocking revelation, a Bloomberg report uncovered that fossil fuels get 12 times more subsidies than renewable energy globally. It’s pretty disturbing, right? As a solar installer, I’m exposed to a lot of opinions on solar power and on the renewable industry as a whole. There are many people out there who think that [...]
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