A Place With the Population of West Virginia Just Powered A Work Day Entirely on Clean Energy

By James West

Here's one for the naysayers who insist renewable energy can't keep the lights on and power our cities. An entire state in Australia with a population of around 1.7 million people just used renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs throughout an entire working day. According to industry news site Energy Business News:

Between 9.30 and 6pm on Tuesday, September 30, a day not unlike most Tuesdays, with business and homes using electricity as usual, the state received the favourable weather conditions allowing solar and wind infrastructure to work side by side to achieve the impressive achievement.

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/10/south-australia-100-percent-renewable-solar-wind

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