With much bickering going on amongst world leaders and their contributions to mitigating further effects of climate change, Cranbrook has an opportunity to begin playing a small part. Let's hope it is successful.
From in Peru:
December 10, 2014 Rachel Cleetus, senior climate economist, Climate and Energy
I’m in the beautiful city of Lima, at the annual United Nations climate talks, or COP 20. Even as negotiators labor over “non-papers” and “elements of draft negotiating text,” the real buzz here is about the incredible opportunity to drive down global emissions by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. What makes this a particularly exciting time is that the costs of renewable energy are falling dramatically. The clean energy transition has never been more affordable – or, frankly, more urgently needed.
Solar energy, in particular, has experienced tremendous growth.
In 2013, for the first time, global growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) outpaced new wind capacity. Annual growth in global solar PV capacity has averaged almost 55 percent over the past five years.