What’s Next for Technology and Renewable Energy?

A weeklong global climate change strike began on Sept. 20, 2019, with millions of young protestors participating.

CBS News reported: “The protests have been organized by young people around the world who are part of the “Fridays for Future” campaign, which has seen students walk out of their schools on Fridays to demand their political leaders take urgent action to address climate change.”

These “climate strike walkouts” details are captured in detail at the website: https://globalclimatestrike.net/

Here’s the headline message when you arrive at the portal: “This week will be historic. In over 150 countries, people are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. The climate crisis won’t wait, so neither will we. …”

Vox offered numerous climate strike pictures from around the planet, showing large crowds of protestors in dozens of countries.  

Big Tech Goes All-in for Renewable Energy

And yet, despite criticism regarding a lack of action from employees and students, Amazon, Google and many other technology companies are leading the way in new commitments to renewable energy.

TheVerge.com reported: “Amazon’s plan to fight climate change, called ‘The Climate Pledge,’ promises to reach the Paris climate agreement’s most ambitious emissions-cutting targets ten years early, setting the company up to be carbon-neutral by 2040. Bezos also laid out other goals, like for Amazon to use 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and to run on renewables alone by 2030.”

Meanwhile, AT&T also announced new renewable energy purchases: “Today, as part of Climate Week NYC 2019, AT&T announced that our renewable energy purchases will surpass 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity with the addition of new Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) with Invenergy and Duke Energy Renewables. The new deals (Read more...)

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