Cali says buh-bye to internal combustion engine automobiles.

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oks10

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#61
https://marketplace.spp.org/pages/generation-mix

Wind is currently generating about 50% of the energy being used by the SPP

Don't listen to the blowhards on the coasts, Wind has been growing steadily for the last 5 years and will most likely be overtaken by solar in the next 5 years. we are probably going to hit the Paris accord targets for the US with the government doing nothing. The next step of the process that the government could help with is electrical infrastructure, even before the boom in renewable energy, experts have been sounding the alarm on how old and outdated our Grid is, if you want keep moving forward on renewable energy then we need to bring our grid into the 21st century
 

OSUCowboy787

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#63
https://marketplace.spp.org/pages/generation-mix

Wind is currently generating about 50% of the energy being used by the SPP

Don't listen to the blowhards on the coasts, Wind has been growing steadily for the last 5 years and will most likely be overtaken by solar in the next 5 years. we are probably going to hit the Paris accord targets for the US with the government doing nothing. The next step of the process that the government could help with is electrical infrastructure, even before the boom in renewable energy, experts have been sounding the alarm on how old and outdated our Grid is, if you want keep moving forward on renewable energy then we need to bring our grid into the 21st century
I get the feeling if solar makes enough advances and becomes cheap enough that power companies for residential may lose a lot of business or have to shift their pricing structure. Especially with the Tesla solar roofs etc they are putting out there now. Hell we may live in a world where every house eventually has a solar roof and the electrical companies pay consumers for energy.
 

CocoCincinnati

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So wait, the free market is beating global warming? And we didn't have to turn complete control of our energy sector over to the government? We didn't need the government to tax us into oblivion? We didn't need to join some accord that allows the rest of the world to charge us penalties for arbitrary milestones that they themselves aren't meeting?

Cool.