National Geographic

Video by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | What progress are we making against climate change? Look around. California next year will require solar panels on new homes. In Los Angeles—hot rod city, where Jan and Dean hit “Dead Man’s Curve,” where custom auto body shops are as common as Starbucks—the mayor wants 25,000 vehicle charging stations by 2025, in advance of transitioning 80 percent of the city's seven million cars to electric vehicles by 2035. Cross the Pacific Coast Highway north of L.A., where a wildfire worsened by searing heat and drought last fall scorched homes on both sides, and roll on into the dusty desert just outside Bakersfield. Here, in Kern County, pump jacks still bob at two of the country's five largest oil fields, but the tumbleweeds and Joshua trees are now broken by 5,000 turbines churning out carbon-free electricity—the greatest concentration of wind power in the world, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Below these turbines, gleaming banks of solar panels now line fields long fallow for lack of water. This is how it starts. Globally, the price of wind and solar has plummeted. Nationwide, the federal Energy Information Agency suspects, the share of U.S. electricity generated by renewables will jump an extraordinary three percent between 2018 and 2020. But that brings the overall total to just 13 percent. Meanwhile, the U.S. also will become a net energy exporter in 2020—largely through sales of oil and natural gas. We recently began crossing the country in a series of electric cars, trying to chart our progress toward a cleaner-energy future. Text by Craig Welch @craigwelch. Follow us for regular dispatches. #roadtripto2070

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@dzhuganadzhugana

Привет❤️😮😂👏🙌

@rkhb26

داود

@dalia_zatlin

What an exciting time to make a difference. Love being part of the clean energy revolution @VoltaCharging #VoltaCharging and #DriveForward. 👏👏😎

@dalia_zatlin

What an exciting time to make a difference. Love being part of the clean energy revolution @VoltaCharging #VoltaCharging and #DriveForward. 👏👏😎

@jghuffer

How many birds does this kill

@li.bondy

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@mostafahasan111

My job in the future

@townsend_ayden

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@blueridge4life

I think having a field of solar panels with the windmills everywhere would be more effective

@musleem21

Abbas.abba

@alaska4eva12

The only people who benefit from this is the manufacturer of the turbine and the contractor that installs them.. wasted money and time

@evelyn.calder

A brief look at hell..

@tw.th2793

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@raphael.golaschewski

Hallo😂😂😂😂

@driesbael

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