- Erin Sharp
Once-in-a-millennium climate event - back to back in a month...
Updated: Jul 24, 2021
The heat dome in the Pacific Northwest in June was estimated to be a once-in-a-millennium event made virtually impossible without human-caused climate change, researchers found. We are looking at yet another heat dome event - targeting much of the continental U.S.
This alarm of extreme weather events - hitting back to back this summer - better wake-up each and every one of our U.S. legislative representatives that we need a united all hands on deck action platform to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster the resilience of American infrastructure.
Speed is our friend right now!
Thirty years is a short timeframe to achieve the scale of transformation that is needed to limit further dangerous increases in global temperatures.
Investment in infrastructure to accommodate energy transition will need to rise to between $3.1 trillion and $5.8 trillion annually on average until 2050, up from about $1.7 trillion in 2020, BNEF found. That means the final bill could be as much as $173 trillion.
Less than 15% of the $2.4 trillion that governments spent to support the post-pandemic economic recovery went to investments in clean energy, an inadequate amount to get the world on a path to reach net zero emissions by 2050, according to a report this week from the International Energy Agency.
Greening Energy to Fight Climate Threat May Cost $92 Trillion- we have a lot of catching up to do!
That means even more wind, solar, batteries, and electric vehicles, as well as heat pumps for buildings, microgrids and greater electricity use in industry, and redirecting biofuels to shipping and aviation.
New cannabis production facilities which essentially operate facilities that use energy equivalanet to a data center also need to make the smart choice and use LEDs, over HPS, if they want to be part of this speed transition, as well as plan to use renewable energy microgrids to support growth.
We bring in all the partners to ensure that it pencils with third party finance—we help clients lock in low energy rates as the cost of energy increases, and service the infrastructure.