The Renewable Energy Boom that Never Happened

The world was moving faster towards reducing its reliance on carbon intensive energy consumption in the 1970s and 1980s than in the past several decades. In fact, over the past 20 years there has been little if any progress in expanding the share of carbon-free energy in the global mix. Despite the rhetoric around the rise of renewable energy, the data tells a far different story.

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Solar power may eclipse oil in fifty years: Shell

Solar could overtake oil as the world’s dominant energy source by 2060 in one scenario envisioned by Royal Dutch Shell.

Renewables could make up as much as 30% to 40% of the global energy mix by 2060, as oil loses its reign as the world’s biggest energy source, the oil giant said in a forecast on the energy sector’s changing landscape.

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Sunny solar Alberta

EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 22, 2012/ Troy Media/ – A Canadian Solar Industry Association report released at the Solar West trade show in Edmonton says Alberta has the “best solar resource in Canada.”

However, when you start comparing Alberta to the largest global market for solar energy technology in the world, Germany, it’s time to start scratching your head.

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