Five Stories: “Ultimately Nothing Can Compete With Renewables”

Here are five recommended reads for today (11/10/15).

  1. The Guardian reports, “Catastrophic global warming can be avoided with a deal at a crunch UN climate change summit in Paris this December because ‘ultimately nothing can compete with renewables’, according to one of the world’s most influential climate scientists.”
  2. According to RenewEconomy: “Peak coal may have already been reached. A new report released overnight says that the use of thermal coal in power generation across the world may have fallen as may as 4.6 per cent in 2015, as the world’s biggest economies turned towards renewables such as wind and solar.”
  3. The Washington Post reports, “Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest publicly traded coal company,agreed Sunday to disclose more fully potential risks to its business from climate change regulations and resulting impacts on coal demand as part of a settlement with New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman.”
  4. David Roberts of Vox explains Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), “not what you’d call a super-fun topic, but if you want to buy clean electricity in the US, you need to come to terms with them.”
  5. Midwest Energy News reports, “Given substantial support for clean energy in a recent poll, a Missouri advocacy group has decided to craft a clean-energy initiative to submit for the state’s November 2016 ballot.”