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Top 10 Clean Energy Trends Driving the Global Clean Energy Revolution

01 / 11

Top 10 Clean Energy Trends Driving the Global Clean Energy Revolution

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The world’s energy systems, markets, and values “are rapidly changing in response to climate disruption — and those mitigation efforts may be starting to move the needle.” That's the top conclusion of the first of a pair of annual Clean Energy Canada assessments, released last month. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The report authors urge Canadian policy makers to treat clean energy as a trade priority, collaborate with leaders such as the United States, China, and India, and play a constructive role at December’s Paris climate summit. From Tesla’s Gigafactory, to the surge in wind and solar, to a clean energy economy that is growing while carbon pollution stabilizes, the top 10 trends offer a snapshot of a revolution in progress.</p> </div>

02 / 11

A New Hope: Renewables Stall Out Carbon Pollution

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Massive global investments in efficiency plus solar, wind, hydro, and other clean technologies appear to have stalled the global growth of carbon pollution.</p> </div>

03 / 11

Divestment Movement Gains New Allies

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a adhocenable="false" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/06/a-9-minute-guide-to-pope-francis-encyclical-on-climate-change.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Is it time to move your money?</a></p> </div>

04 / 11

As Solar Prices Drop, Affordability Rises

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Solar (and wind) power prices are nipping at the heels of fossils and nuclear power.</p> </div>

05 / 11

Tesla’s Gigafactory Poised to Unleash Battery Revolution

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">New generation of cheaper, smaller, better batteries could prove a transportation game changer.</p> </div>

06 / 11

100 Percent Renewable Energy Goes Mainstream

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a adhocenable="false" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/07/world-moves-toward-100-percent-renewable-energy-first-electricity-then-heating-cooling-and-finally-transportation.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Businesses, cities, and whole countries are committing</a> to a future beyond fossil fuels. </p> </div>

07 / 11

Carbon Pricing is Fast Becoming the New Normal

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Another 10 national governments step up to the carbon-pricing plate.</p> </div>

08 / 11

Wind Roars Back

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Developers and utilities are cashing in investment in wind power.</p> </div>

09 / 11

Developing World Plugging In to Renewable Power

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The path to prosperity is lined with solar panels. </p> </div>

10 / 11

The Rise of Climate Diplomacy: Superpowers Move From Finger-Pointing to Handshaking

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The world’s two <a adhocenable="false" href="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2015/08/renewable-energy-gains-greater-opportunity-in-us-clean-power-plan.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">biggest polluters</a> move to cut carbon and dial back fossil fuel reliance.</p> </div>

11 / 11

Global Clean Energy Economy Surging

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The global clean energy products and services market is now worth a cool CAD $790 billion.</p> </div>