It is often overlooked—or conveniently forgotten—that the early industrial revolution was powered 100% by renewable energy. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that fossil fuels began to overtake renewable energy in industrial economies around the world.
Today there are communities around the world celebrating their recent transition to 100% renewable energy (RE) in electricity supply. A growing global movement among local and regional governments is proving that meeting 100% of our energy demand with renewable energy is viable. [Read more →]
October 10, 2013 Comments Off on Going global with 100% Renewable Energy
With his climate change speech on Tuesday, President Obama wrote history. He wrote history because he highlighted what most people on this planet already knew: climate change is real! He referred to science, put the attention on those who are already experiencing climate change and pointed out that societies are already paying the price of inaction. President Obama wrote history because he emphasized the responsibility of the United States and other countries to act. He wrote history because he reminded Americans and the world that the US should be the leading nation that shapes the future. [Read more →]
June 27, 2013 1 Comment
Did you know that during the first quarter of 2013, Portugal generated three-quarters of its electricity with renewable energy? And that in Germany not only one-fifth of all electricity was generated with renewables but also most of that came from wind and solar?
Last week, US renewable energy expert Paul Gipe published a very important analysis of the penetration of renewable energy into the electricity supply mix in 10 countries. It shows that there are already today some countries in Europe generating 100% of their electricity with renewable energy. [Read more →]
May 22, 2013 Comments Off on It’s the policy, stupid…