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Generation Guide: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Generation Network – December 10, 2021

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Welcome to the Generation Network roundup, Generation Guide. As always, your fellow network members are paying close attention to generation and clean power trends and sharing their insights. This month’s selection includes information about why solar is a worthwhile investment, new resources related to clean energy system permitting and inspection, and more. Be sure to like and comment on your favorite posts. Happy reading!

 


Why Is the Bet Now on Solar Energy?

Javier Etayo

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/why-bet-now-solar-energy

For a variety of reasons, expectations for the growth of solar energy in the coming months and years are high. In this article, new Energy Central member Javier Etayo, CEO at STI Norland explains some of those reasons and why they are a foundation for solar being seen as a worthwhile investment. Specifically, solar is economical, a protection against inflation, increasingly valued, and sustainable, and it provides a healthy return on investment.

 


New Website Houses Clean Energy Permitting & Inspection Resources

Gwendolyn Brown

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/pip/new-website-houses-clean-energy-permitting-inspection-resources

In this post, Gwendolyn Brown, Communications Director at Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) announces that IREC has partnered with the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) to launch a website housing educational resources and recommendations related to the permitting and inspection of clean energy systems. They include informational bulletins and links to additional resources, such as model codes and training courses.

 


Solar Power Triples & Wind Grows >65% During Past Five Years; Together, They Now Provide One-eighth of U.S. Electricity.

Ken Bossong

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/cp/solar-power-triples-wind-grows-65-during-past-five-years-together-they-now

A recent SUN DAY analysis of new data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that electrical generation of renewable energy sources accounted for 20.45% of total U.S. production during the first three quarters of 2021. In this piece, Ken Bossong, Executive Director at SUN DAY Campaign shares this finding and others from the analysis, including that solar and wind power have both increased from 2020 and now account for more than one-eighth of U.S. electrical generation.

 


Climate Action at Speed & Scale for Net Zero By 2050: Q+A With Venture Capitalist John Doerr

Silvio Marcacci 

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/o/energy-innovation-policy-and-technology-llc/climate-action-speed-scale-net-zero-2050-qa-venture-capitalist-john-doerr

John Doerr, author of the book Measure What Matters, has been a leader in Silicon Valley’s clean tech movement since 2006. Here, Silvio Marcacci, Communications Director at Energy Innovation interviews Doerr about how the process of measuring what matters can help cut emissions. Doerr’s new book, Speed & Scale, is organized around solutions that can help with that process, including electrifying transportation, fixing the food and agriculture system, protecting natural ecosystems, and changing the way we make things like concrete and steel.

 


Thanks again for reading this edition of Generation Guide! The authors listed above are eager to hear your thoughts and questions, so don’t hesitate to engage them. And if you want your content to be featured in this spot in future issues, be sure to publish your posts within the Generation Network Community.

 

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