16 Nov '17, 4pm

via @nrdc

via @nrdc

Adding renewable, zero-carbon generation to an electricity system helps reduce carbon emissions, just like adding ice to a drink makes it colder. This may seem like an intuitive point and one not worth arguing about, and yet it’s the subject of a recent column in the New York Times , which claims solar and wind, despite record-breaking expansions in recent years, aren’t reducing carbon pollution. The claim is simply false. The column did get one thing right, though: we are not doing nearly enough in the fight against climate change, and need to do more if we are going to prevent the worst effects of a quickly warming planet. The column relied on an analysis from an unabashedly pro-nuclear (and anti-renewable energy) group that claimed that increases in wind and solar generation were not correlated with declines in carbon emissions. Renewables are key to decarbonization The...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/kevin-steinberger/yes-renewa...

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