Green Energy Is Cheaper…So Why Aren’t We Using It?

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Citations and Further Reading:

The importance of profit, not price, in renewable energy

The price of solar over time

How solar got cheap

Solar deployment and investment stalling/declining

Shell’s conditions

Returns on wind and solar investment

How much fossil giants put into renewables

Solar and wind used for fossil extraction

Asset management firms aren’t sustainable

Under capitalism production “is always initiated on the basis of prospective profit.”
Shaikh, A., 2016. Capitalism: competition, conflict, crises. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Renewables have increasingly narrow margins

Fossil Capital, Andreas Malm

Exploitation, violence in rare earth mineral mining

Where money goes in renewables

Capitalists hate competition

“Hole in the ground surrounded by guns”

Scarcity and oil prices

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