Alternatives to nuclear Archives · NIRS
  • Political power and renewable energy futures: A critical review
    Advocates assert that because the renewable energy transition is fundamentally a political struggle, efforts to shift from fossil fuels and decarbonize societies will not prove effective without confronting and destabilizing dominant systems of energy power.

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  • Renewables swamp gas for new generating capacity in 1st quarter of 2016: 1,291 MW to 18 MW. No new capacity for nuclear or coal. Non-hydro renewables (9.53 GW) now exceeds nuclear (9.17 GW) in total generating capacity. From Sun Day Campaign.

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  • A major new report from Institute for Local Self Reliance: "Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy." Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the changes that are rapidly transforming the electric utility industry and how to make those changes both democratize production, delivery and use of energy as well as usher in a clean energy system.

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  • For 8th time in past 10 months, renewables dominate new U.S. generating capacity. For year, new renewables are more than 37 times nukes, coal and oil combined. Sun Day Campaign press release

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  • Renewables provided 56% of new U.S. generating capacity in first half of 2014. One-third of new capacity was solar. Sun Day Campaign press release.

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  • Sun Day Campaign: EIA renewable energy projections range from: can’t pass the laugh test to unduly conservative. Press release.

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  • New report from the Sun Day Campaign predicts U.S. will reach 16% renewables generation within five years–a level U.S. Energy Information Administration absurdly claims won’t be reached until 2040. Press release; full study. (both in pdf)

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