This week brings more scientific proof that the world is running out of cheap and abundant fossil and nuclear fuels. A new study from Energy Watch Group shows that fossil fuel production will peak by the end of this decade and that nuclear fuel will not have any significant influence on the subsequent energy gap. It is yet another call for a faster development of renewable energy technologies and the urgent need to soon shift to 100% renewable energies (RE) in all sectors. But how do we achieve this fossil free society? What are the rate limiting factors to disseminate the best practices that exist around the world?
An in-depth policy analysis of renewable energy frontrunner countries published by the World Future Council last week shows that of all the factors impacting the pace of large-scale RE advancement, none has proven to be more critical than national policies. [Read more →]
March 27, 2013 No Comments
Paving the way for electric cars? Estonia introduces 165 charging stations and halves vehicle purchase price
Last month, Estonia launched a nationwide network of quick-charging stations for electric vehicles powered by 100% renewable energies. Each station is located at most within 60 km of another and there is one in every town with over 5,000 residents. Charging stations are placed in accessible locations such as gas stations, banks, cafes, parking lots and shopping centres, where the average electric vehicle can recharge to 90% of capacity in half an hour. [Read more →]
March 6, 2013 1 Comment
One of the most pressing challenges humanity faces today is the conversion of our energy production and supply industry towards a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient system. The world’s leading scientists have issued a mandate that this transition is the prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed two-degree target. If human beings are to preserve modernity and planetary habitability, we must soon shift to 100% renewable energy in all sectors. We cannot expect this to happen on its own as an automatic continuation of current trends but rather make a conscious switch to the only path that allows for a future viable for human life. [Read more →]
February 11, 2013 1 Comment