Solar and wind energy trounced the forecasts. Can they do it again?

Posted on AllSides February 4th, 2020
From The Center
solar power, wind energy

When predicting the future, humans naturally calculate based on what they already know. But that can turn out to be very wrong when both government policies and industry technology are changing fast.

Last year, for the first time, wind overtook coal as a power source in Texas. It lasted only a few months, but soon it may be the permanent reality. And it symbolizes major shifts underway beyond Texas.

The renewable energy industry’s growth has been consistently outpacing forecasts. In 2000, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted the...

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