Climate Change and Renewable Energy

The conference on global climate change taking place in Paris is something that all people should be watching.  We are all aware of the drastic weather changes that have been occurring in recent years.  We are also aware of the fact that if we as a people don’t cut back on emissions of carbon dioxide, the climate change problems will only get worse.  So, where’s all the carbon dioxide coming from?  One of the industry’s responsible is the power industry.  Unless a plant is nuclear powered, it takes the combustion of a fossil fuel to make steam.  The steam is then used to turn a turbine which in turn drives a generator.  Technology currently exists where electricity can be produced directly or steam made and electricity produced indirectly.  Two of those technologies involve solar and wind energy.  Much has been written about solar and wind energy, particularly the cost.  The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) advocates that the use of both solar and wind energies and has created programs such as the “Green Power Providers” and the “Solar Solutions Initiative” to promote renewable energy solutions.  If we are going to do our part in saving our planet, what we need is more investment in renewable energy specifically solar and wind energy.



About R.J. Hill, P.E.
R. J. Hill is the author of two blogs: R.J. Hill Consulting and the Descendants of James Alexander Hill. Mr. Hill is a registered professional (mechanical) engineer with over 39 years of experience, 34 years in private practice. Please visit to see the kinds of forensic investigations that Mr. Hill performs.

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