Earth Policy Institute Founder Lester R. Brown and colleagues provided the latest on the accelerating global & US adoption of clean energy, rejection of fossil fuels
WASHINGTON, DC – In sharp contrast to the frequent grim reports on the challenges of addressing climate change or scaling up renewable energy, three leading environmental analysts will offer a frank and optimistic picture of how the world is transitioning from coal and oil to solar and wind energy – thanks to market signals including huge price drops and upticks in investment – during a press webinar on April 16, 2015.
The webinar comes as Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute launches his newest book, The Great Transition, highlighting specific examples of how the global clean energy economy has gained momentum as more individuals, companies, communities, and countries make the move from fossil fuels and nuclear to renewable sources. The book offers an uplifting, realistic, and easy-to-digest roadmap that everyone concerned about climate change and air pollution or excited about the rapid growth of solar and wind energy should read.
As Lester Brown let me know:
“The Great Transition is one of the most exciting books I’ve worked on. For decades, I’ve written about the need to shift to renewable energy—and now it’s happening.”
and his co-authors Janet Larsen and Matt Roney will discuss the dramatically expanding adoption of renewable energy and how to overcome remaining roadblocks to a clean energy future. The April 16th press webinar will feature specific examples of progress including:
· How solar is becoming a money-saving solution worldwide, from villagers in Bangladesh to corporations like Google;
· That China is now getting more electricity from wind farms than from nuclear power plants; and
· How US states from Texas and South Dakota to New Jersey and Massachusetts are shifting from coal and nuclear to solar and wind energy.
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