In a few weeks, ClimateProgress will bring on a new blogger/journalist who knows a lot about clean energy.
I haven’t covered clean energy quite as much as I had originally intended, given the urgent need to cover climate science, the climate debate and DC climate politics, the media coverage, the BP spill, and the like.
ClimateProgress has covered clean energy policy very extensively — and covered the big picture subject of clean energy solutions broadly, particularly laying out the “solution” to global warming and its cost:
- The full global warming solution: How the world can stabilize at 350 to 450 ppm
- An introduction to the core climate solutions
- Introduction to climate economics: Why even strong climate action has such a low total cost
Now it’s time to really explore where we are in, say, PV or algae or cogeneration, and just what it would take to achieve wedge-like deployment scale-ups by mid-century. That means looking hard at all the plausible technologies and what strategies have worked — and haven’t — here and around the globe. It also means trying to understand whether some of the “boutique” technologies, like ocean energy, can really be scaled up affordably.
So I ask, what would you like to read about in the area of clean energy? And what do you think people ought to know about clean energy that they don’t?