NY Times headline today shouts:
Germany’s renewable-energy push has had an impact far beyond its shores, driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago...
The reports goes on to say that Germans will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources and many smaller countries are beating that figure.
Click here to read the rest of the Times story.
Who is blocking the renewable Energy Revolution?
In Germany the big utilities are frightened of the effect that lower cost renewable energy is cutting into their profits.
In America it is the fossil fuel companies which are spending million to block renewable projects.
Benefit to tourism
In Germany and Denmark the offshore wind farms have become major tourist attractions, and the same will happen on Cape Cod when the Cape Wind project begins construction. Hy-Line Cruise is planning Eco-tours to the site at that time.
You can't fool Mother Nature
For years the antis have argued that renewable wind power is too costly, but the experience in Germany puts the lie to that brouhaha.
The problem here is that we must learn what Germany and Denmark learned long ago - that fossil fuels are a finite thing, and they will eventfully be exhausted. New explorations will end someday, and fracking will destroy enough aquifer to be halted finally as well.
Then the cost of converting to renewable energy will be far higher than today.