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Digging Through This Report From HBR – “The New Global Energy Economy”

The New Global Energy Economy

On Energy And Resource Efficiency

We can’t let the climate wars continue to derail efforts to have an energy policy that puts in place rising efficiency standards, for buildings, windows, traffic, housing, packaging and appliances, that will drive innovation — which is our strength — in what has to be the next great global industry: energy and resource efficiency.

Yes, There’s A Net Gain In Energy Usage From Wind Farms

the average windfarm produces 20-25 times more energy during its operational life than was used to construct and install its turbines.

Farewell To Fossil Fuels

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First Two Turbines Deployed At World’s Biggest Wind Farm

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Renewables Reminder

New electricity generation from the wind, sun, waves and biomass drew $187 billion in 2010 compared with $157 billion for added capacity from natural gas, oil and coal, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the first time investment in renewables has exceeded that of fossil fuels.

Key Difference When Discussing Renewable Subsidies

The wind and solar companies argue that the tax breaks they are seeking are different. The tax credits can be taken only by businesses that are already up and running, so taxpayers are less likely to be stuck subsidizing a failing company, proponents say.