Posts tagged: Economic growth

World Solar Power Goes Parabolic

From a very small base, and from a tiny position in world energy supply, the buildout of global solar power is starting to go parabolic. Last year, according to the just released BP Statistical Review (you must access the Excel workbook for solar data), global solar generation nearly doubled to reach 55.7 TWh (terrawatt hours). […]

China’s Economic Boom – A Serious Threat to the Environment

Guest Post by Mathias Maehlum China has had a tremendous growth in renewable energy sources the last few years. Official numbers show that solar power capacity has tripled during the last year wind wind power and hydroelectricity not far behind. However, China keeps constructing power plants that uses coal as fuel, and is still on […]