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The ancestor of this Spanish solar power station was US DOE (taxpayer funded) Solar One, part of Jimmy Carter’s push for solar energy, in the late 1970s – funding cut 90% by Reagan, who also removed Carter’s solar panels from the White House roof. In Spain, “After the second year of operation the plant has exceeded projected expectations.
Gemasolar Spain Google-Wikipedia
Solar Powering American DOE HUD
Radiation is Good for You Advocate Mark Miller House Solar Panels Albuquerque, NM
Even Mark Miller, who is one of the criminals pushing the US NRC to increase nuclear radiation exposure levels to 100 mSv per year, which will give an estimated 80% of the population (100% for women) cancer, has solar panels on his rooftop! His house is above. Solar is good for him and nuclear power for everyone else! He works for Lockheed Martin run Sandia US Nuclear Lab. 100 mSv Comment (Deadline 19 November): http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057 See: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/proponent-of-radiation-is-good-for-you-has-solar-panels-on-his-own-roof-mark-l-miller-of-lockheed-martin-run-sandia-national-lab/

From Greenpeace:
100% Renewable Energy by 2050? Why wait?
Blogpost by Shuk-Wah Chung – 29 September, 2015

A new Greenpeace report shows how the world can move to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
The bad news? It needs political will. The good news? It’s already happening!

… Renewable energy is here and it’s growing. From large corporations to village Eisenstein’s, the growing interest, investments, and inventions into clean energy is this century’s “goldrush”.

Don’t believe the hype? Here are 7 signs that give us hope the Energy [R]evolution is already on its way!

1. 2014 was the biggest year for solar in the US – an increase of 30% from the previous year.Alamosa Solar Colorado Greenpeace US

2. Renewable energy in the UK took over coal for the first time during this last quarter.
Greater Gabbard Wind Farm Wikipedia, given to public domain
(Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, not in original Greenpeace article)

3. And in his recent US visit, President Xi Jinping made a landmark commitment to put a price on carbon.
Dafeng Solar Power China Greenpeace

According to the report, if we continue in an upwards trend we could reach 42% renewables by 2030, 72% by 2040, and 100% in 2050. What’s more, the renewable energy sector will produce more jobs and because of all the fuel cost savings it can all be done at no extra expense.

But why wait till 2050 or for political will to kick in? The energy revolution is already happening!

4. Greenpeace India’s Dharnai village project has provided electricity to more than 2,400 people!

This includes 450 households and 50 commercial establishments, including two schools, a training centre and a primary healthcare centre.

5. Renewable energy farms are appearing on land and water.

6. South Africa’s biggest solar plant is powering 80,000 homes and helping to beat blackouts.
South Africa Solar Panels Greenpeace

7. And activists are giving the finger to coal plants in Romania.

Installation of solar panels on school rooftop in Romania

It’s clear that this is a type of power that’s proving to be unstoppable. If you’re smart about it, you’ll already be jumping on that bandwagon.
Take action. Join the Energy [R]evolution!
Shuk-Wah Chung is a Content Editor at Greenpeace East Asia.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/renewable-energy-revolution-2050-Shell/blog/54248/ (Original and additional photos at link. Photos by photographers who were kind enough to allow their work to be freely used are found above. We had to replace photos of those who were not kind enough to make their work freely available. They may be found at link. We had to replace them with other photos-videos. There are also additional embedded links at the original. NB: Greenpeace rules are that if the photographer’s name is first that it canNOT be used freely. If Greenpeace appears first then it can be used, at least for non-commercial purposes.

Replacement image for very top photo. Coordinates exported from wikipedia to google. The ancestor of this Spanish solar power station was US DOE (taxpayer funded) Solar One, part of Jimmy Carter’s push for solar energy. In Spain, “After the second year of operation the plant has exceeded projected expectations.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemasolar_Thermosolar_Plant

Replacement photo for renewable energy in the UK. Greater Gabbard Wind Farm: “As seen from the Stena Line Harwich to Hook of Holland car ferry in 2014” Donated to Wikipedia-Public Domain (CC0) by a kind-hearted person.

Darnai Village photos replaced by Greenpeace youtube video.

Romania photo replaced by Greenpeace youtube video and link.

Our Comment: Rooftop solar and small windmills, on or off roofs, are preferable to the large “arrays”. But, anything is better than nuclear power, which remains deadly for longer than humans have walked the face of the earth.

There is also hydro: mini, small, and medium. There is better known large-scale hydro which, despite the criticisms, is better than coal, oil and gas, and certainly better than nuclear.

Too often forgotten is biofuels made of food and agricultural waste. It can be used for heating and transport and it helps save space-prevent fires in landfills. A recent innovation in biofuels:
Biofuel from whisky byproducts better than ethanol, says maker Posted:Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:10:09 GMT
A Scottish company has developed a commercial scale method of producing biofuel capable of fuelling cars from the unwanted residue of the whisky fermentation process. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/OoMz2mGV8M4/story01.htm