The transition to environmental sustainability will change the material basis of the world economy. This shift has begun, and its pace will be influenced by technology, capital, and public policy.
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Achieving the energy transition will take money, minerals, land, water, and skilled labor. Will we have enough of each?
It’s relatively easy to hang banners and call for rapid change. It’s far more difficult to do the work required to build the new energy system we need.
Diversity and tolerance comprise the secret sauce that fuels New York City’s creative and economic dynamism.
It makes economic, political, national security, and environmental sense to promote renewable energy and allow energy price competition to drive fossil fuels out of the marketplace.
Decarbonization is largely unpredictable, but there are some elements we can predict.
Directed by a former Earth Institute postdoc, the documentary shows how residents pushed for justice and dignity when two major coal plants closed down.
Increasingly extreme weather has the potential to derail renewable energy projects — but there are a few things we can do to keep moving forward.
The transition away from fossil fuels will take a generation: it is a matter of decades, not days, weeks, months, or years. It requires understanding the problem’s scale and uncertainty and the role of the public and private sectors.
While fossil fuels will be needed for a generation as we transition to renewables, they will ultimately be driven from the marketplace by price, pollution, and the performance of renewable energy.