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Highlighted Article: Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet

Posted On:
Mar 19, 2019  at  at 10:27 AM
Category
Climate Change

    From: Quillette

    By: Michael Shellenberger

    February 27, 2019

 

Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet

 

“I thought the solutions were pretty straightforward: solar panels on every roof, electric cars in every driveway, etc. The main obstacles, I believed, were political. And so I helped organize a coalition of America’s largest labor unions and environmental groups. Our proposal was for a $300 billion dollar investment in renewables. We would not only prevent climate change but also create millions of new jobs in a fast-growing high-tech sector.

Our efforts paid off in 2007 when then-presidential candidate Barack Obama embraced our vision. Between 2009–15, the U.S. invested $150 billion dollars in renewables and other forms of clean tech. But right away we ran into trouble.”

 

Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet