The non carbon energy trend is gathering momentum at a surprising rate, and it is very good news. Here is The New York Times view, which I consider an establishment perspective and all the more surprising for that.
The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.
Phi Beta Iota: The NYT is not forthcoming on the massively more generous subsidies for the fossil fuel industry inclusive of the end-users whose demand is being subsidized, nor does the NYT ever address true cost economics in the energy domain. This is now a no-brainer; a Manhattan project in South America to get to free energy for the public along with unlimited desalinated and puriifed water would be a world-changer within five years.