Achievements in Portugal, Scotland and Costa Rica show that a 100-percent-clean electricity grid is no longer a dream.
The Trump strategy of slapping penalties on alternative technologies and giving fossil fuels subsidies has a very limited shelf life.
In the first six months of 2017, moving air supplied 57 percent of Scotland's electricity, and authorities seek to have renewables provide all of it by 2020.
The fact that on especially bright and windy days renewables can perform at this level is a harbinger.
In a U.K. commencement speech, the author urges grads to "confront the poisonous authoritarianism that is emerging in many countries today." (Pictured, an anti-Trump march in London.)
Just after the U.K. Parliament's vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland's government throws a wrench in the works.
With Scotland gaining more power over its finances, Glasgow and Fife are eager to try out an economic plan already running successfully in parts of Finland, the Netherlands, Africa, India and Canada.
Protesters rallied outside the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday and last Friday after the European Union referendum showed that most Scots want to stay in. Meanwhile, Scottish politicians are trying to deliver on their people's wishes.
Global Trumpism, e.g. Brexit, Will Go On Until Elites Realize Their Position Is Indefensible (Video)
Mark Blyth, professor of political economy at Brown University, succinctly explains how the center-left betrayal of the working classes led to the rise of global Trumpism, of which Brexit is a part.
In the United States, the cost of wind-generated electricity is down 66 percent since 2009, and there are now 50,000 wind turbines, generating enough electricity to power 19 million homes.