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Friendly reminder that in most places, renewable energies are now cheaper (per unit of energy) to buy, install and operate than existing fossil fuel plants are to simply continue operating.

The world continues to build fossil fuel plants because they are easier for private owners to profit from - not because they are more affordable.

forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor

@abgd

In a lot of places too you can simply switch your energy provider to 100% renewables.

I currently use Inspire which is 100% wind power :D

helloinspire.com/

@abgd Peak usage and peak renewable production still don't match up, so we need to work on energy storage tech. But broadly, yeah.

@proto @abgd the work Google is doing, to make renewable energy plants provide hour-by-hour production data, is so important

because everyone will benefit from grid-level storage, it's great to have the corp throwing its weight towards getting it done

(citation: https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/sustainability/internet-24x7-carbon-free-energy-should-be-too/ )

@Vz01 are you claiming burning oil/coal/gas is greener than solar/wind energy..? ๐Ÿคจ

@abgd not exactly but manufacturing solar and wind energy devices actually increase CO2 emission (for cheap production)....and rarefies rare earth metals (my English is crammed, sorry)

@abgd i mean producing solar & wind devices burns oil+ carbon a lot...
So sure it has become cheaper but a what real cost?

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