Each week, CleanChoice Energy provides a roundup of the most interesting developments in the clean energy industry. Read on to see what we found interesting this week.
According to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), “a dramatically increased share of renewables and higher energy efficiency have the potential to create benefits of up to $10 trillion annually by 2050, compared to estimated incremental system costs of decarbonization of $1.8 trillion annually.”
The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CleanChoice is a leadership founding member of CCSA) and Infocast have teamed up to produce the first annual Community Solar Summit with the goal of “Expanding Access to Solar for All. The event will be held July 26-28, 2017 in Denver, CO and will “bring together industry leaders involved in the development, manufacture, financing and promotion of community solar projects from across the nation.”
From The New York Times: "Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication gives the most detailed view yet of public opinion on global warming."
A high school in New Jersey went “green” for St. Patrick’s Day when they hosted a STEM competition to create the most efficient wind turbine. While the tie-in to the holiday was obvious, STEM supervisor Michael Pilacik said the topic was chosen to give students the opportunity to explore their interest in renewable energy.
Check back next Friday for more industry updates.