The First Green Terawatt Was The Hardest

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    They didn’t give the links, but they were not hard to find.

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance, August 2018: World Reaches 1,000GW of Wind and Solar, Keeps Going

    It is hard to be precise, but BNEF thinks that it may have happened in June 2018, or very likely a bit sooner.

    As to the second trillion,

    Bloomberg: World to Install Over One Trillion Watts of Clean Energy by 2023

    That’s five years, at half the cost of the first trillion. And it doesn’t take a professional analyst to see that the one after that will be faster and cheaper yet, and so on.

    Employment in the renewable energy industry has topped 10 million people for the first time, a 5.3% rise since 2017, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Almost half of this tally is in China, while 14 times as many people in the US work in the renewables sector than in the coal industry.

    The First Green Terawatt Was the Hardest

    It's getting greener everyday. And we haven't even started the green new deal yet.
     
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    I think before too long solar will be cheaper and more efficient than fossil fuels. There are obviously some kinks to work out, like storage, but think about it. The energy in fossil fuels originally came from the sun. We're extracting sun energy from bio goo. It seems to me that it should definitely be possible to get energy more efficiently from direct sunlight given good enough technology.
     
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    1 terawatt you say, well only 154,000 more until we are 100% green.
     
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