Five Stories: Clean energy “costs you less than dirty energy, so stop using dirty energy”

Here are five recommended reads for today (12/08/15).

  1. Climate Progress interviews SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive, who says: “If people want to take action, the single easiest thing for them to do is to use clean energy. Go do it. Go spend time looking at it, go look at the options for you, and actually take the action. A lot of people still think clean energy is expensive. It’s not. It costs you less than dirty energy. So stop using dirty energy.”
  2. Reuters reports: “China may be on the verge of finally cracking the crucial urban and suburban solar market thanks to a new funding model that allows buyers to have panels installed for free….the arrival of third-party financing models, already popular in the United States, could help China unlock the potential of solar like Germany and Japan, where rooftop panels helped to boost capacity and bring record levels of renewable energy into the power mix.”
  3. According to RenewEconomy, “South Australia is expected to pass its 50 per cent renewable energy target next year – nearly a decade ahead of schedule – and the Labor government will now aim to get the state as close to 100 per cent renewable energy as possible.”
  4. The Guardian reports, “American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electricity utilities in the US, is to ditch its membership of the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), a rightwing organisation that has consistently opposed the deployment of renewable energy and action on climate change.”
  5. The Wall Street Journal explains “How India’s Solar Ambitions Can Become Reality.”
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