In 2008, $140 billion was invested in wind, solar, and other renewable sources of energy. Only $110 billion was invested in coal and other fossil fuel generation. What may be more remarkable was that investors would put anything into fossil-fueled power plants, knowing they were committed to buy billions more for the fuel itself over the fifty year life of those power plants, compared to zero fuel cost for wind or solar.
AT&T, the bastion of telecommunications and...alternative fuel? The telecommunications giant is securing its transportation future by spending $565 million over the next 10 years for 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles— the largest ever commitment by an American company to alt-fuel cars.