Solar is already producing more energy than oil, says major scientific review

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Source: Nafeez Ahmed

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While the world has been going crazy, solar has quietly tipped over the edge and kicked oil and gas off the cliff of history. A new scientific review finds that scientists are dramatically underestimating the efficiency and power of solar panels, because their data is at least seven years old. And that’s why most of them have managed to overlook a startling fact: for every unit of energy invested, solar can now generate the same if not more energy than oil and gas.

It will take a while for the implications to really impact our societies — there are regressive political and fossil fuel-centric forces standing in the way. But the new evidence is unavoidable: they are doomed.

The study published in November in Renewable and Sustainable…

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