Five Stories: “Right now, wind power is a viable climate solution for the U.S. and the world”

Wind EnergyHere are five recommended reads for today (11/17/15).

  1. At Clean Technica, Chris Brown of Vestas North America argues: “In December, the world turns its attention to the COP 21 summit in Paris, which focuses intently on climate and energy security. As a low-cost, clean energy choice that’s in demand and available today, wind should hold center stage at the summit. Right now, wind power is a viable climate solution for the U.S. and the world. It is also an engine for jobs and economic growth.”
  2. David Roberts of Vox explains that “electric cars really are cleaner,” and they are also “the future” of transportation.
  3. Greentech Media profiles Fluidic Energy, “the Biggest Zinc-Air Battery Startup You Haven’t Heard Of.”
  4. Midwest Energy News reports, “By early 2016, the country’s tallest onshore wind-turbine tower — and one of only a very few made from concrete rather than steel — will be operating on a wind farm in southwestern Iowa, according to an announcement today by MidAmerican Energy.”
  5. RenewEconomy reports, “Australia remains open to including an option to tighten the global climate target to a maximum 1.5°C warming above pre-industrial levels, and may also support a long-term goal for the world to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050.”