The Coming-Of-Age Of The Renewable Energy Industry
From Sustainable Business
Over the next five years, global renewable energy generation will rise 40%, supplying about one-and-a-half times the current electricity production in the US.
Sounds enormous, doesn”t it? That figure includes big hydropower, however, which is currently leading this growth in some pretty unsustainable ways, like $93 billion to build 20 hydro plants by damming rivers in the Amazon, currently being partially blocked by protesters. And the mind-boggling Three Gorges Dam in China, the final portion of which recently came online after displacing 1.3 million people and submerging towns, cities and huge swaths of habitat.