When it comes to action on climate change, there have undoubtedly been numerous wins. However, the dominant trend has been backwards, driven by a culture of narrowly defined self-interest.
The renewable energy story has followed the same trajectory as the climate change narrative. But a few years ago something happened. It became cheaper and easier to generate your own power with clean energy than to buy it from the grid. Sharp reductions in solar power prices opened the door to a new renewable energy chapter, by aligning economic self-interest – the dominant cultural force of our time – with clean energy.