In both March and April, US monthly electricity generation from renewable energy surpassed that of nuclear for the first times since July 1984, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Proposals from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to remove priority dispatch for existing renewables generators across Europe are irresponsible and potentially damaging to investor confidence, the head of Europe’s solar trade association has said.
The Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition (GWSEC), a 20-member bipartisan group, has written a letter to president Trump, urging him to support renewable energy as it is critical to economic growth.
Even if president-elect Trump follows through with his threats to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, renewable energy will still be on the rise regardless, according to a new report by the US Energy Information Administration.
President-elect Trump has selected several of his cabinet members already, with the common theme being a shared climate scepticism and a kindred affinity for fossil fuels. The energy industry has reacted, with some despairing and others cautiously optimistic.