Representatives from countries accounting for 90 percent of the world’s clean energy investment and 75 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions will gather in Beijing this week for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Will they advance renewable energy and efficiency, or will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement set the talks back?
Think of the shift to a low-carbon energy system like a savings plan for retirement. Starting at 45 won't provide the savings you need in your senior years, but starting at age 25 will, and at less overall cost.
With $25 trillion in global energy infrastructure to be built by 2030 and wind and solar becoming cost competitive, a clean energy revolution is underway. The American people and the economy would benefit from joining this movement.
U.S. states often tussle over who can attract the most innovative, high-growth businesses. Governors can increasingly point to a new factor that makes their state competitive: affordable renewable energy.