10 May '18, 9pm

Data Dive: The renewables revolution

The renewables revolution is upon us! Across the Upper Midwest, renewable energy is soaring, while coal power is in a tailspin. Thanks to strong public policies, great economics, and utility uptake of low-cost renewables, more than 6,000 megawatts of renewable energy has been added in the region in the last five years, while over 2,000 megawatts of coal plants have been retired. As a result, our air is cleaner and greenhouse gas emissions are lower. And, best of all, these trends should only accelerate going forward, as aging coal plants reach the end of their useful lives and are replaced by dirt-cheap wind and solar farms. Renewables are replacing coal Renewable energy is proliferating across the Upper Midwest—which we define as Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Over the last five years, over six gigawatts of renewable energy have been installed...

Full article: https://fresh-energy.org/data-dive-the-renewables-revolut...

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