In perhaps a glimpse of things to come in Europe, Portugal managed to run for four consecutive days last week on solar, wind, and hydro-power electricity.
On Sunday May 15th, Germany’s electricity generation went almost-clean, with prices and times turning negative – effectively paying consumers to use it.
Last Thursday, the UK’s power system finally got to zero electricity produced by coal (of course some coal generation may come back next winter).
Whereas in Dunedin, New Zealand, you can still fill a hall full of people trying to stop just three wind turbines, proposed by a local not-for-profit trust that proposes generating over $100,000 in returned benefits to its community.
Sustainability doesn’t have to be this hard does it?