Rural Minnesota breeze and solar farms expected will yield a third of a electricity for a state’s 23-building state Capitol formidable nearby downtown St. Paul.
State and Xcel Energy officials on Wednesday announced a 20-year understanding to use energy from North Star Solar Project in Chisago County and Odell Wind Warm in Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, and Watonwan counties.
To say Chris Goodall is heavily involved in alternative power debate would be like saying Bill Gates is familiar with the internet!
The Switch, by Chris Goodall, is clearly a biased, yet informative, look as to where power is heading or, more precisely, where it will come from in the future. The number of ideas and amount of money being invested is staggering but, it’s still not enough. The good news is that the price of alternatives is coming down – fast. And, it’s much faster than anyone forecast.
The good news is that these barriers are already beginning to fall – and economic denial is becoming ever more untenable – because renewables are becoming cost-competitive with oil, coal, and natural gas in more and more regions around the world. The result is that rather than disenfranchising hardworking citizens, affordable clean energy is instead playing a key role in solving energy poverty around the world, sparking innovation and creating opportunities for communities at all stages of development. In India, for example, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made solar an integral part of his plan to bring electricity to the 400 million Indians living without it. In Africa, off-grid solar is poised to become the next “hot market” for investors, according to Fortune magazine, thanks in part to innovators like D.Light that have sold over 10 million solar lanterns in regions where many earn less than $2 a day.