The Sun Is Rising On Solar Panels, And There’s No Fighting It
Whilst oil companies and conservatives fight solar power tooth and claw, in Europe they are literally making hay while the sun shines:
Or close to nothing. When the moon hid the sun for a few hours, the backup natural gas and coal plants switched on. The price of electricity rose briefly. That was it. Solar again showed itself to be a reliable energy source under a tough challenge.
This makes me want to gag. While the article emphasizes the way solar power is being fought in the US, the same could be said for Canada. Utility companies, Big Oil, and of course, the Koch brothers are doing their best to throw up roadblock after roadblock to stop solar power from becoming a reality. In Canada, we have PM Harper and Big Oil doing their best to make the mere concept of renewable energy go away. The fact that they’re literally endangering the planet in the pursuit of profit doesn’t even register.