The right answer to alarming climate science: 100 % renewable energy

Mark Jacobsen

 

Back in the 1970s dedicated and resourceful Danes made a choice to take control of their energy, turning their backs on nuclear and embracing a renewable energy by building their own wind turbines. It started a true revolution. Now the country is on its way to power all it’s heat and power with 100% renewable energy in just 20 years from now – and transport too by 2050.

This week, the city of Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, plays host to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as it finalises its 5th Assessment Report, AR5. Earlier in the year the solutions part of the report already showed that renewable energies are bigger and cheaper than ever and ready to start replacing fossil fuels.

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October 29, 2014   No Comments

100% Renewable Energy as centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan

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Climate Change is back on the political agenda. On 23rd of September, Heads of States are meeting in New York to pledge climate action. This is good news as it is about time. The rising economic, health-related, and environmental costs of burning fossil fuels, combined with the accelerating impacts of climate change repeatedly emphasize the urgency for transitioning to 100% Renewable Energy (RE). Those ready to lead the fossil fuel and nuclear phase-out and a 100 % renewable energy transition must speak up in New York and inspire the world.

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September 12, 2014   2 Comments

Symbiotic Industry in Kalundborg, Denmark

In Kalundborg, one company’s waste is another’s resource

This is the third in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

Kalundborg is a city in the heart of Denmark and is home to some of the country’s largest industries. In 1961, a local oil company cooperated with the municipality to pipe water from a nearby lake to its power plant– a project that would later become the basis of a circular system of resources that include water,heat, gypsum, lime, fly ash, sulphur dioxide, straw and organic waste.

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June 3, 2014   No Comments