Is it really possible that Natural Energy isn’t truly the way to go? Is it? In fact, there will be no other way to go.
We’re very confident that the KiteGen projects and Altaeros’s BATT, and the Desertec initiative and Ockels’ projects and all at the University of Delft, and Rawlemon’s Betaray, and Skyfuel’s ReflecTechPLUS and thousands of other projects, big and small – especially small – already have irresistible logic and momentum; and if we can give that a tiny push as well in terms of developing awareness, we’ll be very proud to do that.
It’s all definitely happening, it’s just a question of how quickly. Something is definitely afoot in the world, suddenly stats like this are appearing. This article says that:
According to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office (FERC), 92.1% of new electricity generation capacity in the US in January through March of 2014 came from renewable energy sources.
Earlier we used a term we’d heard, stranded assets.
And here’s an article about Queensland, where the price of electricity fell below zero for several days. The author makes the sensational claim that if coal were free, it still couldn’t compete with distributed solar power. This is all being caused by installed solar power on people’s rooftops.
Queensland has become a prosumer market, where individual people are taking ownership of energy generation, and the coal-burning energy companies are starting to struggle badly. That’s a bit of a revolution going on there in Queensland, just take control of energy generation. And the sun is strong on most of the world’s territories.
This article says Solar has won, but not everyone accepts it yet.
Here, Bishop Desmond Tutu is calling for a global boycott of the fossil fuel industry. Fossil fuel divestment campaigns are starting to have an effect as investors start to understand the future for the hydrocarbons still in the ground that they’ve invested in:
UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has said to The Guardian:
If corporations continue to invest in new fossil fuels, they are really in blatant breach of their fiduciary duty, as the science [of climate change] is abundantly clear.
Among many others, The Guardian is concentrating very hard on this.
Leave it in the ground.