The early stages of switching an entire nation's energy system from nuclear and fossil fuels to renewables are incredibly complex, as Germany is finding out. With a goal of switching to almost entirely solar and wind power by 2050, the nation's energy changes are for now leading to high prices, unexpected road bumps and some nervous stomachs. [New York Times]
The world needs to triple its investments in clean energy research, suggests a new study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency. That's the bottom line if we're to have a chance of keeping a lid on global warming - to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. [Washington Post]
More radical action is needed to decarbonize the world's energy supply and improve energy efficiency to keep the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) said. [Reuters]
The consequences of failing to harness renewable energy sources such as the sun will be "devastating," according to US Secretary of State John Kerry. [CNBC]
A new IATP report, titled "The Clean Power Plan: Opportunities for an Equitable Energy Transition in Rural America," outlines how the Clean Power Plan can benefit all communities, especially the rural communities that produce most of the nation's energy. [IATP]
The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group. [CNBC]
Clean energy jobs are blooming in the Midwest as demand rises for renewable energy, energy efficiency and alternative transportation. Across 12 central states, 569,000 people are now employed in clean energy businesses, a new report finds. [The Northwest Indiana Times]
Bill Gates describes to Andrew Revkin the next steps for the Breakthrough Energy Coalition that was launched in Paris and surveys the clean energy technologies he sees as most needed. [New York Times, Dot Earth]
A transition of the world's energy sources, from dirty to clean.
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