CBC’s The Exchange With Amanda Lang: “Global shift towards clean energy picking up steam, report says”
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Watch Clean Energy Canada director Merran Smith discuss Tracking the Energy Revolution- Global 2015 on CBC’s The Exchange with Amanda Lang.

Tracking the Energy Revolution – Global 2015 flags the 10 most important clean-energy technology, policy, and business trends worldwide. It touches on the fossil fuel divestment movement, Tesla’s battery-storage revolution, the dropping installation costs that are driving an unprecedented build-out of solar and wind farms around the world, and more.

Smith and Lang discuss the three trends that emerged from the report:

It’s working; renewable energy is helping to combat climate change.

For the first time, compelling evidence has emerged that the billions of dollars being invested in clean energy and efficiency are starting to slow the rise of carbon pollution.

Innovation is driving down costs and making clean energy more accessible.

Tesla’s Gigafactory will effectively double the global supply of lithium batteries, ultimately making electric vehicles cheaper and the pairing of home solar and power storage more accessible.

Carbon pricing is fast becoming “the new normal.”

This past year, another 10 countries either implemented a price on carbon pollution or committed to do so. Thirty-nine countries, and more than 23 states and provinces, now price carbon.

 

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