Earth Policy News – The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

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THE GREAT TRANSITION: SHIFTING FROM FOSSIL FUELS
TO SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY

by Lester R. Brown with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney,
and Emily E. Adams


The Great Transition
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“The energy transition will change not only how we view the world but also how we view ourselves,” say the authors of The Great Transition. “With rooftop solar panels to both power homes and recharge car batteries, there will be a personal degree of energy independence not known for generations.”

As fossil fuel reserves shrink, as air pollution worsens, and as concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, oil, and natural gas, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled largely by coal and oil, is being replaced with one powered by solar and wind energy.

We can see the transition unfolding. In the U.S. Midwest, Iowa and South Dakota are generating 26 percent of their electricity from wind farms. Denmark generates 34 percent of its electricity from wind. Portugal and Spain are above 20 percent. In China, electricity from wind farms now exceeds that from nuclear power plants. And in Australia, 15 percent of homes draw energy from the sun. With solar and wind costs falling fast, their spread is accelerating.

In The Great Transition, Lester R. Brown and his colleagues explain the environmental and economic wisdom of moving to solar and wind energy and shows how fast change is coming.

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For a sneak peek, check out Chapter 1. Changing Direction, up now on our website. More

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