Top Trends Defining Global Shift To Clean And Renewable Energy

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Clean Energy Canada has released a report defining the 10 top trends which drove the global shift to clean and renewable energy in 2014.

Clean Energy Canada-1Tracking the Energy Revolution — Global 2015 reports on the 10 most influential clean energy technology, policy, and business global trends in 2014. This is the second time Clean Energy Canada have released this report, analyzing the global shift to clean energy, as well as pinpointing alternate perspectives, challenges, and developments that could affect the trends.

“There’s no shortage of bad news these days, but the good news is that renewables are capably delivering the energy we need and plateaued the growth of carbon pollution last year,” said Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada. “Innovation is exploding and leading economies are embracing clean, safe, and affordable energy. It’s an exciting time, and a tremendously hopeful time.”

In no order, the top 10 trends determined by Clean Energy Canada are:

  • A New Hope: Renewables Stall Out Carbon Pollution
  • As Solar Prices Drop, Affordability Rises
  • Tesla’s Gigafactory Poised to Unleash Battery Revolution
  • 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goes Mainstream
  • Climate Diplomacy Rising: Superpowers Move From Finger-Pointing to Handshaking
  • Wind Spreads Like Wildfire
  • Developing World Plugging In to Renewable Power
  • Carbon Pricing is Fast Becoming the New Normal
  • Global Clean Energy Economy Surging
  • Divestment Movement Gains New Allies

“Connect the dots between these trends and it’s clear that the global clean-energy shift is picking up speed. Canadian policy makers need to start paying closer attention,” Smith added.

Clean Energy Canada have set up a fantastic website which takes you through each of the trends in wonderful detail.


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