A future powered by 100% renewables Print
Written by Mitra Ardron   
Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:03

There was a question on Quora recently "Can anyone imagine a future powered by 100% renewable energy".

It has been interesting to me that parallel efforts are showing that this is very much possible: There are papers in the UK and Australia on exactly this topic - looking at the cost and feasibility.

In the US there is also a really good report www.gigatonthrowdown.org which looks at how ten sectors could achieve 1 GTonne emission cut each - which is almost the same answer.

In fact by some analysis would be cheaper (even without the cost of dealing with climate change) than coal, natural gas and of course cheaper than nuclear.

Of course - we still need to make this work in developing countries - which is what Natural Innovation is all about.