By Peter Droege
The maximum problem of our time is to construct an international according to the sustainable use of renewable energy. Our vast dependence on fossil fuels has disillusioned the very climatic approach that made human evolution attainable. the worldwide financial system and its economic system are in jeopardy, operating sizzling on brazenly reasonable but more and more high priced and quick depleting oil. A a hundred% renewable international is visible through many as an very unlikely dream in whatever however the very long-term. yet not just do an increasing number of tasks and plans dare to make the swap yet many have already accomplished it.
This wealthy assortment offers a sequence of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the trails to their successes. starting from tasks by way of participants to visions for corporations, groups and full international locations, it defeats drained fiscal and technical counter-arguments, exhibiting how the schemes featured not just can and do paintings yet achieve this economically and with on hand know-how. The e-book is brought via incisive writing via Peter Droege, explaining the demanding situations and framing a roadmap in the direction of a a hundred% renewable truth.
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Renewable energy democracy, founded on the responsible footing of lowered demand and greater efficiency, is the only logical heir to the conventional power dictatorship. Unlike the old system, it is based on ubiquitous sources and capable of operating at a local, community, national and global scale. To put it differently: to work in sustainable ways, and to assist without squandering another precious moment, this virtually limitless source of energy must be deployed not in an attempt to simply replicate the toxic sources inherited, but with an entirely new way of looking at energy generation, conversion, trade and use.
A recent European Renewable Energy Council study sees the potential for a full 75 per cent of global carbon emissions reductions to come from efficiency measures, against those projected under the business-as-usual scenario (EREC, 2007). Beyond this, a massive phasing in of renewables is needed, particularly since efficiency improvements can be slow, or have in some countries even gone into reverse. They do not nearly keep pace with increasing demand; worse, efficiency savings are notoriously taken up by a rise in use.
Bold action has long been overdue, and to continue to bank on merely a round number, say, the magic 2050 target timeframe, or notional emissions targets or caps with substantial pollution rights granted, seems more like wishful thinking than sound public policy. The opportunity here lies in working with but not only within the process, that is to say, not expecting locally workable solutions from a global concept, or relying on it as any form of salvation. While some wait for an impossible climate Camelot of perfect trade to zero emissions to emerge, the answer lies in implementing regional and local action plans as a matter of urgency.
100 Per Cent Renewable: Energy Autonomy in Action by Peter Droege