The Heat: Renewable energy

The Heat

According to the United Nations — coal and gas-fired electricity generation in year 2015 drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewable energy.

A report by the UN’s Environment Program put the annual global investment in new renewables at $266 billion — while $130 billion went to coal and gas power stations. China alone provided a third of the world’s investment in renewables. Still, despite the heavy investment — cost, technology and storage remain ongoing challenges.

For more on the issue and the future of renewable energy, CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.

Joining us to continue the discussion:

  • Tyson Slocum, energy program director for the advocacy group, Public Citizen
  • Steve Milloy focuses on energy, the environment and public health issues as the founder and publisher of Junk Science.com
  • Alvin Lin, China policy director for Climate and Energy at the Natural Resources Defense Council
The Heat: Renewable energy PT 1

The Heat: Renewable energy PT 1

Investments are on the rise but is renewable energy the economic and environmental answer to combating global climate change? For more on the issue and the future of renewable energy, CGTN's Daniel Ryntjes reports. Tonight's panel has more on the future of renewable energy with Tyson Slocum, energy program director for the advocacy group, Public Citizen; Steve Milloy focuses on energy, the environment and public health issues as the founder and publisher of Junk Science.com and Alvin Lin, China policy director for Climate and Energy at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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The Heat: Renewable energy PT 2

The Heat: Renewable energy PT 2

Tonight's panel has more on the future of renewable energy with Tyson Slocum, energy program director for the advocacy group, Public Citizen; Steve Milloy focuses on energy, the environment and public health issues as the founder and publisher of Junk Science.com and Alvin Lin, China policy director for Climate and Energy at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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