100 Per Cent Renewable: Energy Autonomy in Action by Peter Droege

By Peter Droege

The maximum problem of our time is to construct a global in accordance with the sustainable use of renewable strength. Our monstrous dependence on fossil fuels has dissatisfied the very climatic method that made human evolution attainable. the worldwide economic system and its economic climate are in jeopardy, working scorching on brazenly reasonable but more and more high priced and speedy depleting oil. A a hundred% renewable international is obvious by means of many as an most unlikely dream in whatever however the very long-term. yet not just do an increasing number of projects and plans dare to make the switch yet many have already completed it.

This wealthy assortment provides a sequence of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the trails to their successes. starting from tasks by way of contributors to visions for firms, groups and whole nations, it defeats drained monetary and technical counter-arguments, displaying how the schemes featured not just can and do paintings yet accomplish that economically and with to be had expertise. The e-book is brought via incisive writing by way of Peter Droege, explaining the demanding situations and framing a roadmap in the direction of a a hundred% renewable fact.

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The potential is enormous. 5 megawatt (MW) turbines (Archer and Jacobson, 2005). The evidence had long pointed in this direction, with Germany and other European countries beginning to reconfigure their national grids to anticipate the enormous if mildly stochastic power to be derived from the burgeoning wind fields. David Mills, Canadian-born physicist long based at the University of Sydney, provides another example of the capacity of large or municipal-scale systems. com supporter Arnold Schwarzenegger.

5 Not 100 per cent Source: Ashden Awards/Renewable Devices Swift Turbines 3474 EARTHSCAN 100% Renewable:Layout 1 14 21/9/09 12:24 Page 14 100% RENEWABLE Energy Autonomy in Action limitation – so critical that time may in fact already be up. To function on the debit side as an effective emergency measure and transitional market arrangement, carbon trade would have to be comprehensive and result in the dramatic and timely reduction of greenhouse emissions. On the credit side, it also would have to be limited to key, proven and broadly, immediately effective applications: the storing of carbon in soils and the generation of pure and new renewable energy, and therefore not cleaner gas, petroleum or coal combustion technologies, carbon emissions sequestration or nuclear power.

Building virtual utilities by developing renewable assets But it is also possible to acquire new assets, a new virtual utility of sorts by directly purchasing generation capability. Munich, the Bavarian capital, had never given up its municipal utility, the Stadtwerke München. München decided to plan, develop and operate solar farms, with renewable company Gehrlicher Solar AG. The aim is to generate in two initial projects 30MW in capacity, part of a strategy to supply all Munich households with renewable electricity (Witt, 2008).

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