Energy, wildlife, and the myth of the zero-sum game

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Noelle Swan

“The pandemic sent shock waves through many sectors, but 2020 was a banner year for renewable energy. The industry saw the largest year-over-year increase in 20 years, with nearly 280 gigawatts going online last year, according to the International Energy Agency. Newly added fossil fuel-based projects, on the other hand, declined from 64 GW in 2019 to just 60 GW in 2020, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. The shift is a big win for the environmental community. Yet many renewable projects face sharp head winds from environmentalists all the same.” (07/12/21)