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Renewable Energy Growing, but Not Fast Enough

Check out this EXCELLENT post at Grist HERE concerning the rapid, but still too slow growth of renewable energy development in the US. The news is worse for we Folks here in the Southeast. From the post:

The state maps showing the concentration of various renewables (too many to show here) also implicitly illuminate the nature of the political problem in the U.S., namely: the South doesn’t have much clean energy. Or rather, they have biomass, but that’s about it. (Good thing for policymakers to keep in mind: if you want the South on board, include biomass.)

The “gist” from Grist seems to be that the We in the Southeast need more electricity generated from solar and wind … and we need it fast!


Renewable Energy Growth by Sector in the US Since 2000



About Jeff Deal

A lover of Appalachia, renewable energy, local green sustainable economies, and energy efficiency, Jeff is the information technology consultant for Appalachian Voices and also the Senior Project Manager for the Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy.


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