- “Germany To Close All 84 Of Its Coal-Fired Power Plants, Will Rely Primarily On Renewable Energy” • Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said. [Hartford Courant]
- “Solar PV Installer And Wind Turbine Tech Are Fastest Growing Occupations In US” • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest growing occupation in the US is solar PV installer, with a projected growth rate of 105% from 2016 to 2026. And the number two job for growth is wind turbine service technician. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Burning Question: Climate Denialism Is (Almost) Dead, So What Do We Do Now?” • A sea change is underway in the politics of climate change. It turns out that in global warming, as in grief, denial was just a phase. It is a destructive phase, to be sure, but one now coming to an end. And a President in denial does not alter that. [New York Daily News]
- “The Era Of Ultra-Cheap Solar Panels Is Over” • Solar power developers and investors may have to brace for PV costs to start rising after a 30% plunge last year. The party is definitely over, the president of one of China’s largest PV makers, told Reuters. He said prices are expected to rise by 10% to 15% over the next two years.[OilPrice.com]
- “Disasters Influence Thinking On Climate Change” • The poll by The Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago finds 74% of Americans say extreme weather in the past five years has influenced their opinions about climate change. [Business Mirror]
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Source: Green Events
January 27 Green Energy News