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New Report Lays Out Detailed, Affordable, Job-Creating Roadmap to 100% Clean Energy for 139 Countries by 2050

Next time you hear someone - perhaps from the fossil fuel industry - argue that it's not feasible to transition the entire world to 100% clean energy in a relatively short time frame (e.g., by the middle of the 21st century), you now can point them to the voluminous, detailed new report by Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson  and 26 other energy experts. Here are a few highlights from the report, "100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World," as well as a few graphics that demonstrate how a 100% clean energy transition could be achieved in the world's top energy-consuming countries.

New Report: "American clean energy is growing at an incredible pace," Can and Must Grow Even Faster

The other day, we posted about how coal's future is bleak, while clean energy's future is bright. Now, a new report by Frontier Group for Environment America, entitled "Renewables on the Rise: A Decade of Progress Toward a Clean Energy Future," has even more great news about U.S. clean energy. Here are a few highlights.

Topics: Clean Economy

"Coal has no future"; Clean Energy Most Certainly Does

A recent article in the Financial Times yet again drives home the fact that dirty energy, particularly coal, "has no future."

Topics: Clean Economy

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: "By 2040, 54% of new car sales and 33% of the global car fleet will be electric"

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is out with its Electric Vehicle Outlook 2017, and it's yet another indication regarding cleantech's dizzyingly rapid growth rate. According to BNEF:

Topics: Clean Economy

New Study Finds Traditional Concept of "Baseload" Power Becoming Increasingly Problematic as Wind, Solar Boom

On June 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a landmark development in U.S. power markets: "For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the United States." As you can see from the graphic below, this isn't a fluke; to the contrary, wind and solar have been growing inexorably for years now, and there's certainly no sign that this will stop any time soon.

Topics: Clean Economy

New BNEF Outlook Far More Bullish on Clean Energy Growth Through 2040 than EIA

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is out this morning with its New Energy Outlook 2017, and there's a great deal to digest. Mostly, it's great news for clean energy and for cleantech more broadly, as we'll get into below.

Topics: Clean Economy

New Report by GTM Research, Energy Storage Association Finds "biggest quarter in history for the U.S. energy storage market"

According to a new report by the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and GTM Research, the U.S. energy storage industry is on fire, having just "deployed 71 MW of energy storage in Q1 2017...up 276% from the 18.9 MW deployed in Q1 2016," and with a lot more growth on the way. See below for more details from the new report. Also, for more exciting news on the energy storage front, see Nevada Just Became the Most Exciting State for Energy Storage Policy (bolding added for emphasis):

Topics: Clean Economy

Vestas' Chris Brown to Wind Power Industry: Don't Be Distracted By Fear; Next Five Years Will Be Best Five Years of Your Life"

See below for video of Chris Brown of Vestas, keynoting the opening session on day two of WINDPOWER 2017, concluding today in Anaheim, CA. According to Brown, who is completing his tenure as Chair of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the next five years will be the "best five years of your life" for the wind power industry. Brown adds: "So along with the success that we've been having, if you've become afraid, then I say good! Welcome to life as an energy industry disruptor." And Brown notes that "critics criticize...but ask yourself, why do those critics pay attention to us? Because we're a threat, because we're winning." A few more quotes from Brown's excellent speech:

Topics: Clean Economy Marketing & Communications

Why Wind and Cleantech Companies Have Left Digital-Social Marketing Power On Idle - And Why They Should Stop

By Mike Casey and Sarah Lippincott

Topics: Marketing & Communications

Analysis of 6K Marketers Shows Video, Social Reigns

Today, HubSpot is launching its annual “State of Inbound” report.  Last year’s report contained the startling conclusion that, “In five years, marketing and sales as you know it will no longer exist.” Instead, HubSpot noted that where people consume information is changing rapidly, with 2 out of 3 adults using social media to keep up with the news, Facebook users watching 8 billion videos every day, and with technology becoming a lot more mobile – “and is changing at a pace more rapid than anything we’ve seen before.” Given all these changes, HubSpot concluded that marketers can’t keep talking to consumers like they haven’t changed. This means that “inbound” marketing – pulling in customers via social media marketing, Search Engine Optimization and content marketing - needs to change as well.

Topics: Marketing & Communications