1. Foreign Policy’s “The End of Magical Climate Thinking” by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger: “The real international action on climate change and energy will involve bilateral and multilateral negotiations to develop and deploy clean energy technologies”. “[International climate agreements] will require large financial commitments to demonstrate these technologies and create physical and institutional infrastructures that can support their commercialization.”
2. Project-Syndicate’s “Financing Renewable Energy” by Richard Robb: “Wind energy, for example, is about 1.5 to 2 times as expensive as electricity from coal-fired plants. Even though wind is free and coal must be paid for, the initial capital costs of a wind turbine and transmission cables are much higher than for conventional power plants. Investors require above-market rates for renewable power or similar compensation that reflects the social benefits of emissions free energy”. Financing renewables is another word for subsidizing it.
3. “T. Boone and wind have a falling out” via Envirogy. Take a look at the windmill pictures, for a good laugh.