Good News: UK Coal Emissions About To Drop; Solar Roadways Doing First Commercial Installs Soon
Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 25, 2015
Because we could all use a bit of good news:
— The UK is about to shutter yet another coal plant, as coal use (and atmospheric output) falls to levels not seen since the 1850s despite a rebounding economy. The rise in usage of wind, solar, and other forms of renewable energy has finally hit a sort of critical mass, causing its growth to accelerate.
— Worldwide oil demand has peaked, and that, along with the Saudi determination to flood the market to eradicate the KSA’s competitors in the Bakken and elsewhere (like Iran), means not just the collapse of oil prices, but the abandoning of risky, costly, and environmentally stupid oil-related projects worldwide.
— Solar Roadways is, thanks to the help of Indiegogo and George Takei, gearing up to install its first commercial projects by the emd of this year. A Dutch public-private enterprise called SolaRoad has installed a solar bike path that has already exceeded projections for energy generation.
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