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The Growth Of US Renewables During 2014 As A Vindication

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It has been 37 years since Dr Allan Hoffman gave President Jimmy Carter the plan that could have started America’s renewable revolution. The idea was shelved after Reagan was elected. Hoffman waited, as administration after administration ignored the potential, until Barack Obama was elected. The retired senior Department of Energy executive views the growth of US renewables during 2014 as a vindication of what he and his colleagues saw decades ago.More Than Half Of The New Capacity

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Why Didn’t the US Develop Solar Energy 36 Years Ago?

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMSolar technology was invented in the USA. In 1978 Dr Allan Hoffman presented President Jimmy Carter with a plan that could have let America obtain 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2000. So why didn’t the US develop solar energy 36 Years Ago?” 
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