Alternative energy ain’t what it used to be

Wind and solar are mainstream, while coal and nuclear are becoming also-rans

Alternative energy is a term that is used frequently and often applied to wind, solar, and other forms of renewable generation. But there are multiple other terms that also are applied and misapplied across forms of generation. Often, alternative is used interchangeably with sustainable, carbon neutral, green and distributed. But each of these terms means something different. Further, they are frequently used pejoratively as…

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Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard

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Advisor Agora & ELECTRON. Founder distnc & TFIE. Publish on low-carbon transformation and related politics.