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The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

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The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced with an economy powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy.

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

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In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. The total capacity for the world’s wind farms, now generating power in about 80 countries, is near 240,000 megawatts. Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. Wind is also locally available, scales up easily, and can be brought online quickly. Wind is also abundant.