David Suzuki: Feed-In Tariffs Accelerate the Renewable Energy Revolution

In the early 1990s, Germany launched Energiewende or “energy revolution,” a program “to combat climate change, avoid nuclear risks, improve energy security and guarantee competitiveness and growth.” Renewable energy grew from 4 percent in 1990 to more than 27 percent in 2014, including a significant increase in citizen-owned power projects, according to energy think tank Agora Energiewende. Meeting global commitments to reduce…

Renewable Energy Surges to Record-Breaking Levels Around the World

The renewable revolution is gathering apace according to new research. Last year was an “extraordinary” record year for the sector, with “the largest global capacity additions seen to date.” An estimated 147 gigawatts of renewable power capacity was added in 2015, according to the annual report of REN21, the renewables policy organization made up of energy experts, NGOs…