Five Stories: 2015 “shaping up to be the United States solar market’s best year in history”

Here are five recommended reads for today (12/10/15).

  1. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)  reports that 2015 is “shaping up to be the United States solar market’s best year in history with record-breaking fourth quarter projections.” SEIA adds, “Looking further out, cumulative PV installations will nearly double between now and the end of 2016, bringing the nationwide total to 41 GW.”
  2. John Abraham in The Guardian discusses his recent conversation with Vestas CEO Mr. Anders Runevad, and argues that wind power “is a key climate change solution.”
  3. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists’ “The Equation” blog: “Michigan and Minnesota are catching on and the solar power movement is now gaining a foothold in the Midwest. It’s happening in a variety of ways. From large -scale solar to community-based solar gardens and the growing popularity of household and business-owned solar installations, solar is a cost-effective option for meeting energy demand and an increasingly important part of any energy provider’s diversified portfolio of resources.”
  4. InsideClimate News reports, “A contingent of powerful U.S. representatives are pressing the chief executives of six of the country’s largest fossil fuel companies, including ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell, to answer questions about when the companies first understood that burning fossil fuels drives climate change and whether they became active partners in an effort to downplay the harm that could result.”
  5. The Guardian asks, “Will the Paris climate deal spell out the end of the fossil fuel era?”