The Winter Olympics and Paralympics in China are showcasing some green innovations in renewable energy transmission and the grid built to handle the variable energy produced by wind and solar.
The same spirit of innovation that allowed us to create our current developed world will allow us to transition to renewable energy and salvage the planet.
As this year winds down, we look back on some of what we shared. Renewables, cleantech, the pandemic, the talent shortage, working from home, all impacted how we lived and worked in 2021, and will have lasting consequences in 2022.
To combat climate change, we need to harness all of the innovative power we have at our disposal to create and refine new ideas that will become the industries of our carbon-free future.
Hydropower should be part of the mix when we talk about renewable energy. Retrofitting existing dams with hydroelectric generators can increase the availability of reliable clean energy.
Manufacturing batteries in the US will do more than create manufacturing jobs, it will lift communities out of economic recession. We need to reclaim our supply chain to assure good manufacturing jobs here at home.
Investors are increasingly showing interest in mitigating climate change. The climate economy will create a greener world and a more stable economy if we invest aggressively now.
Offshore wind is part of the Biden administration’s plan to create good jobs and mitigate climate change. With leases already on the books, fast tracking research and approvals will move us all closer to those goals.
Investing in infrastructure is necessary for the transition to renewable energy. We need resilient infrastructure in place to keep the lights on during unforeseen circumstances.
Electric cars can only help cut pollution if people start driving them. We are beginning to forward in ways that could bring EVs to more people. EV charging stations, more models for sale by more manufacturers, and government support for the transition will all help in bringing clean energy transportation closer to reality.