Even Trump can’t dismiss the success of renewables
The article isn’t all about Trump. It talks about Brexit, India and China too. However, this bit really does sum things up nicely.
“The word ‘renewable’ doesn’t feature in Trump’s America First plan – but it is full of talk of exploiting the country’s natural resources, delivering low-cost energy and creating jobs. Well, wind and solar can do all that.”
The truth of the matter is that renewable energy isn’t just cleaner, it is cheaper in the long run and provides a lot of jobs. Compare that to a dwindling fossil fuel industry with finite resources and public opinion swinging heavily towards a cleaner future and the future doesn’t really look that great for fossil fuels.
It’s a bit like the comparison between old combustion engine cars and fully electric cars. Once you have driven an electric car you realise that it is a better technology, you look at that old stinky combustion engine and think, “Why the hell are we still driving these?”