We can power with renewable energy right now.

Updated 2024


(See https://rmi.org/insight/peak-fossil-fuel-demand-for-electricity/ for above graph.)


(See reference 386 for source of above graph.)

There is no scientific barrier that restricts 100% use of renewable energy. There is nothing preventing greatly expanding the use of renewable energy. This is not theory; it has been accomplished in other countries.

The first realization in searching this is there is massive dishonesty by fossil fuel companies as well as the banks and insurance supporting them. For documentation see Fossil Fuel Companies Lie with over 70 references.

The second realization is there is no genuine peer reviewed scientific controversary on this. Tony Seba has predicted this for decades . Great YouTube videos on the future with graphs and studies follow. 

-The Great Transformation [Part 1] - Patterns of Change, Key Technologies & Phase Change Disruption   

-The Great Transformation [Part 2] - The Disruption of Power        

-The Great Transformation [Part 3] - The Disruption of Energy     

For another good overview see Studies PROVE 100% Renewables is possible

We can completely transfer to sustainable energy using only 60% of what we spend on fossil fuels. After the transition we will use 50% less energy. It is absolutely possible. See Tesla Master Plan 3

Elon Musk nicely summarizes "The bizarre thing is that obviously we're going to run out of oil in the long-term. There's only so much oil we can mine and burn. It's tautological. We must have a sustainable energy transport and infrastructure in the long term, so why run this crazy experiment where we take trillions of tons of carbon from underground and put it in the atmosphere and the oceans? This is an insane experiment. It's the dumbest experiment in human history."                  

As renewable energy provides a bigger portion of energy, costs go down. With fossil fuels, costs go up. We know this because it has been demonstrated repeatedly. It is estimated that the world will spend an extra $8 trillion over the next 25 years in a wide variety of fossil fuel subsidies to prolong the use of non-renewable resources, a cost that would be eliminated by transitioning instead to 100% renewable energy. See Cost of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Cost of Environmental Destruction.  

Simply leveling the playing field would make renewable energy competitive right now.

Divestment from fossil fuels is an ever growing trend. See The database of fossil fuel divestment commitments made by institutions worldwide.

Stanford University’s  100% Clean Energy Vision  shows what 100% renewable energy could look like in countries, cities, and U.S. states in the year 2050. The report is based upon demonstrated technology and demonstrated results from using that technology.

The reason we have so many continuously updated references in the below articles covering many years is to show this has been known for decades.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see https://www.newprogs.org/the_environment


1-Tiny German village a model in country's energy revolution
2-Renewable Energy
3-Denmark: 1,000 Megawatts Of Offshore Wind, And No Signs of Slowing Down
4-China's Clean Energy Investment Puts America to Shame
5-Geothermal Saves $117 Million per Year for California and Nevada - A new life-cycle analysis quantifies the avoided costs of gas and coal emissions.
6-Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April
7-The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today's technology, in 20-40 years, says Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson
8-Microgrids: A Utility’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

9-5 signs the energy sector is changing fast

10-The Official Explanation for the German Energy Transition

11-Booming Solar Energy Halted by Hawaii Utility Because Sun Produces Too Much Power!

12-100% sun, wind, and water can power each U.S. state and the world –Stanford study

13-Three EU Countries Hit 2020 Renewable Benchmarks Early

14-Zero carbon and economic growth can go together, UN study says: The top 15 emitter countries could make deep cuts to emissions while also tripling economic output, according to the study

15-Germany Just Giving Away Energy Because Renewables Are Creating So Damn Much of It

16-The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany

17-Germany meets 75% of domestic electricity demand with renewables

18-Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace - Green technologies now produce 22% of world's electricity

19-5 Countries Leading the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy

20-Are small-scale renewable energy grids already starting to replace mega-utility corporations?

21-Caribbean Island Says Goodbye Fossil Fuels, Hello 100% Renewable Electricity

22-European Countries Leading the Way Towards Clean Energy

23-Texas city to go 100% solar, wind – because it’s cheaper, more reliable

24-4 States Where Solar is Under Attack by Koch-Funded Front Groups

25-Georgetown Goes All In on Renewable Energy

26-Germany is proving renewable energy naysayers wrong

27-SolarCity launches community microgrids with Tesla batteries

28-SolarCity to build its own power grids

29-Tomgram: Michael Klare, Is the Age of Renewable Energy Already Upon Us?

30-The startup that's powering rural Africa with affordable, smart microgrids

31-43%! New record for UK renewable power

32-A Fossil Fuel-Free World is Possible: How to Power a Warming Earth Without Oil, Coal and Nuclear

33-Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

34-Ditching Fossil Fuels and Switching to 100% Renewables No Problem, Says Stanford Study

35-Gaius Publius: The Only Solution to Climate Change — Outlaw Fossil Fuel Production

36-Half of Europe’s electricity set to be from renewables by 2030 - Leaked EU paper predicts fast renewables growth to around double current levels if countries meet climate objectives

37-Hawaii Is Aiming for 100 Percent Energy Renewables. Can the Nation Follow?

38-MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough

39-Europe’s energy revolution marches on: one-third of power supply now renewable

40-Second Largest Island in U.S. Goes 100% Renewable

41-The developing world is beating the U.S. at clean energy

42-Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand - Unusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden too

43-5 Seismic Shifts Shaking Up World’s Energy Use, According to Bloomberg’s NEO

44-On Green Energy, Ethiopia Leaves U.S. in the Dust

45-The Price is Right on Clean Energy: These four places are proving that we can boost clean energy and the economy at the same time.

46-A new study says US could run completely on clean energy by 2050

47-Building a Renewable Energy Future

48-Costa Rica boasts 99% renewable energy in 2015

49-Elon Musk: We Can Power America by Covering Small Corner of Utah With Solar

50-Elon Musk’s idea for powering the entire U.S. with solar energy holds a lot of water

51-Ireland aims for carbon-free future

52-San Diego becomes first major US city to commit to 100% renewable energy

53-How one country made a dramatic shift to nearly 95% clean energy in just 10 years

54-Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

55-By fighting rooftop solar, utilities are setting themselves up for worse to come

56-Elon Musk Just Made the Most Incredible Point About Solar Energy: Solar Energy Is the Future, Says Elon Musk

57-Forget energy storage. We can go renewable without it, scientists say

58-France Is Using 600 Miles of Roads to Generate Renewable Energy

59-36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion

60-The Question Isn’t Whether We Can Save the World With Renewables, but How Much Can Be Saved?

61-Making a single US electrical system boosts renewables, lowers costs: A nation-wide web of high-voltage DC lines could drop carbon emissions by 75%.

62-Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible, study says

63-Solar and wind can make coal go away with no need for natural gas. –WWALS to Suwannee BOCC 2016-01-19

64-Solar energy jobs double in 5 years

65-U.S Solar Jobs Boom While Oil, Coal Struggle

66-The U.S. Could Slash CO2 Output 80% by 2030 Without Raising Electric Costs - A NOAA study says we have the technology. But do we have the will?

67-The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed - Better electricity sharing across states would dampen the effects of variable weather on wind and solar power

68-US electricity could be powered mostly by the sun and wind by 2030: Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible

69-Wind power supplied 97% of electricity needs of Scottish households in 2015

70-100% renewable energy for U.S. by 2050 | On the LAKE front

71-A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power - Business Insider

72-Can Kauai Solve The Solar Riddle? - Civil Beat News

73-Chinese waste-to-energy plant will be a mile in circumference | Grist

74-How 11 Countries Are Leading The Shift To Renewable Energy

75-Sweden's capital is on its way to becoming fossil fuel free by 2040 | Public Radio International

76-3 Cities Disrupting the Local Electricity Market With Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

77-Tomgram: Michael Klare, A Take-No-Prisoners World of Oil - Energy Wars of Attrition

78-Clean disruption? Stanford group plans for 100% green-energy future - Green analysts say fossil-fuel industry could be obsolete by 2030 as clean energy takes over

79-21 Countries That Reduced Carbon Emissions While Growing Their GDP

80-First algae powered building goes up in Hamburg

81-Got Denmark envy? Wait until you hear about its energy policies.

82-Hey, Bill Gates, our 'energy miracles' are already here

83-Jobs After Oil: The Path to a Cleaner, More Equal Future - A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.

84-Let's get real about the Leap Manifesto: it's not a job killer

85-Panama Papers Prove America Has the Money to Transition to 100% Clean Energy

86-San Francisco to require solar panels on new buildings - It becomes the first major U.S. city to do so

87-Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

88-Study: Fossil fuels could be phased out in ten years - Researchers say a combination of taxes, tariffs and other incentives are necessary to change consumer behavior and the decision making of energy suppliers.

89-The Leap Manifesto

90-These 21 countries are cutting carbon while growing GDP

91-This chart shows the United States’ mind-blowing clean energy potential

92-Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil"

93-Two German States Have Already Hit 100% Renewable Electricity

94-The NY Times Got It Wrong: Renewable Energy Is Key to Fighting Climate Change

95-"You Are Hurting Future Generations": Mark Ruffalo's Message to People Profiting from Fossil Fuels

96-3 More Companies Commit to 100% Renewables

97-39 Italian municipalities are now 100 per cent renewable

98-5 Key Groups Getting on Board With Climate Solutions

99-7 Charts Show New Renewables Outpacing Rising Demand for First Time

100-After Brexit, sea wind undermine carbon prices

101-Bill Nye: 'There's Enough Wind and Solar' to Power the World

102-Carbon Tracker Analysis: ‘Renewables are Already Outcompeting Fossil Fuels’

103-Chile is generating so much solar power that it’s giving it away for free

104-Chile Producing So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving Electricity Away for Free

105-Chile's Unlikely Energy Success Story: One word explains the remarkable turnaround in Chile's energy outlook: competition.

106-Cleantech Companies Delivered Triple the Returns of Fossil Fuel Companies Over Past Decade

107-Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

108-Solar Cost Hits World's New Low, Half the Price of Coal

109-Anti-Elon Musk Campaign Has Big Ties to Big Energy

110-Future of Energy: Utilities Need to Embrace Renewable Energy or It Will Kill Them - With rooftop solar energy becoming a viable option for customers and energy storage on its way, utilities have a lot to worry about.

111-A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels - TED Talks

112-Here's What It Would Take For Florida to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

113-Here's Why Our Future Will Be Powered by the Sun, Water and Wind: The time may have finally come to make money investing in renewable energy

114-Iowa provides a glimpse of a future powered by wind

115-Kansas Town Decimated by Tornado Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy, Should Be Model for Frack-Happy State

116-Nation’s Largest Wind Project Gets Approval

117-More Americans now work in Solar Power than the extraction of Oil &Gas, or Coal

118-Park City Signs 100% Renewable Electricity Pledge

119-Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone - Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

120-Portugal Sets Record, Runs on Renewables for 107-Hours Straight

121-Renewable Energy Jobs on Increase in California: Clean energy is producing 'high quality' jobs in rural areas.

122-Renewable energy makes up almost one-third of the world's electrical capacity

123-It's Official: Solar Is Becoming World's Cheapest Form of New Electricity

124-Rooftop solar: Net metering is a net benefit

125-States Are Leading Winds Of Change In U.S. Renewable Energy Revolution

126-Study Shows We Could Phase Fossil Fuels Out in Just One Decade

127-This One Chart Says It All for the Future of Solar Energy

128-This country isn't just carbon neutral - it is carbon negative

129-It's Not Just Dakota Access. Many Other Fossil Fuel Projects Delayed or Canceled, Too - A combination of market forces and strong public opposition has led to a wave of infrastructure projects being shelved altogether or delayed.

130-We Need to Accept That Oil Is a Dying Industry

131-Wind Generates 100% of Scotland's Electricity Needs for Entire Day

132-World’s Largest Floating Solar Test Bed Comes Online in Singapore

133-China Leaves U.S. in Dust With $361 Billion Renewable Energy Investment

134-All Dutch Trains Now Run 100% On Wind Power

135-Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined

136-Pacific states, British Columbia team up to cut global-warming pollution: The coalition aims to cut its emissions 80 percent by 2050.

137-Cheaper Solar Power Forces World’s Largest Coal Company to Close 37 Mines

138-New law helps the poor in Illinois benefit from solar - Illinois boosting rooftop solar in low-income neighborhoods, helping vulnerable people get jobs.

139-Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

140-Another U.S. City Has Pledged to Transition Completely to Renewables by 2050

141-Boulder boosts solar and cuts carbon pollution - City plans to reduce its global-warming emissions 85 percent by mid-century.

142-Brooklyn company experiments with locally-produced solar energy

143-Clean Energy Transition – Decisive, Irrefutable And Unstoppable

144-Elon Musk's big battery brings reality crashing into a post-truth world - For months, politicians and fossil fuel industry have lied about the viability of renewables. Now Tesla’s big battery in South Australia will prove them wrong

145-Three Forces Fighting Local Renewable Energy And Three Ways To Fight Back

146-Orlando Becomes 40th City to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

147-ReneSola Wins Bid to Build 42 MW Solar Projects in Poland

148-The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

149-Welcome to Paradise: Batteries Now Included - The power grid of the future will require sunny skies above and energy storage below. Thanks to Tesla, Kauai has both.

150-In some U.S. communities, clean electricity is now the default - Take Marin County, California, where residents automatically get renewable energy at an affordable price.

151-Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming  by editor Paul Hawken - This is an excellent well researched book with details of the many solutions available.

152-5,500 K-12 Schools Have Already Gone Solar

153-New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy - Building new renewables is now cheaper than just running old coal and nuclear plants.

154-Caltech’s 2500 Orbiting Solar Panels Could Provide Earth With Limitless Energy

155-Wind and solar are saving Americans billions in healthcare costs - New research measures the value of clean air.

156-Five Countries That Are Reducing Their Garbage And Pollution Output

157-Fossil Fuel MegaProjects Falling Like Dominos in Canada

158-Geothermal energy is slowly gaining steam in homes

159-New California law helps low-income people go solar

160-Michigan farmers, residents praise wind power

161-More Than 100 Cities Worldwide Now Powered Primarily by Renewable Energy

162-NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

163-Phoenixville Becomes First Pennsylvania Community to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

164-Watch scientists react to deceptive fossil fuel ads

165-How the military fights climate change (TED talk)

166-Solar Power — Here Comes The Sun (includes great graphic!)

167-Solar power crushes its own record for cheapest electricity ‘ever, anywhere, by any technology’

168-Action on climate change, inspired by an 800-year-old saint - One group is answering St. Francis of Assisi's call to protect the vulnerable.

169-St. Louis, Long a Coal Capital, Votes to Get All of Its Power From Clean Sources

170-Tesla Finishes Building World's Largest Battery Month and a Half Ahead of Schedule

171-Tesla Installs Six More Battery Systems in Puerto Rico in 'Humanitarian Effort'

172-Tesla Just Built the World's Biggest Battery in Record Time

173-Tesla to Build the World’s Largest ‘Virtual Power Plant’ Using 50,000 Homes

174-The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

175-The Tide Is Turning Against Fossil Fuels

176-Unprecedented Crime: Something Has Gone Awfully Wrong

177-Wind and solar key in 21st century energy economy

178-Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

179-World's First Floating Wind Farm Exceeds Expectations

180-World's Biggest Floating Solar Farm Goes Live on Top of a Former Coal Mine

181-Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050, claims detailed new plan. A detailed roadmap for 139 countries outlines a path to a future powered entirely by wind, water and solar energy. Ketan Joshi reports.

182-A Republican mayor transformed his city into a solar powerhouse - Lancaster, California, now produces more solar energy per capita than any other city in the state.

183-The Renewable Energy Potential is Limitless

184-What other cities can learn from Portland's fossil-fuel ban - It applies to new, large-scale fossil-fuel infrastructure.

185-‘Money talks’: A $1.2 trillion fund manager is about to pull investment from companies that won’t act on climate change

186-China Fights Climate Change Better Than America Now - Researchers in the UK looked into it. 

187-Costa Rica President Announces 'Titanic and Beautiful Task' of Abolishing Fossil Fuels

188-Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world's first decarbonised society  New president embraces 'titanic and beautiful task' of complete renewable energy transition

189-The environment is finally getting its day in court

190-Geothermal: Tax Breaks and the Google Startup Bringing Earth's Heat into Homes

191-In the Atlanta suburbs, geothermal has arrived - A new housing development will use geothermal wells for heating and cooling.

192-With this kit, you can set up a solar-powered microgrid - It snaps together kind of like Legos.

193-Milestones In The Fight Against Climate Change

194-Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

195-Renewables Hit 64% of Global Electricity Supply by 2050 in New Bloomberg Analysis

196-Solar power helped this school provide laptops for students A Nevada elementary school turned $16,000 in savings on its electricity bill into new classroom technology.

197-Southern Ute tribe invests in solar energy

198-Tesla has installed a truly huge amount of energy storage  You might think of it as a car company, but from Australia to Puerto Rico the company is also changing the world’s power grids–and making renewable energy more reliable.

199-The Renewable Energy Potential is Limitless

200-Why a trucking company built its own grid

201-'Carbon bubble' coming that could wipe trillions from the global economy: study

202-How solar projects can transform low-income communities - Job creation is just one of the benefits.

203-Orkney tidal turbine generating 'phenomenal result'

204-Renewable Energy Could "Effectively Be Free" by 2030, Says UBS Analyst

205-The Best Way To Create Jobs: Reduce Fossil Fuel Use

206-As Trump Drags US Backwards, China's Massive Spending on Clean Energy Delivers Reduction Targets 12 Years Early - While maintaining economic might, the trillions of dollars spent by China on renewable energy appears to be paying off

207-The U.S. is on the verge of an offshore wind revolution

208-Wind power is getting more efficient - And that means it's becoming more affordable.

209-A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power

210-Spain wants to phase out coal plants without hurting miners   Under its new strategy, the country is ensuring that the over 1,000 miners who stand to be affected will be able to transition into new jobs in renewables and environmental restoration.

211-Convincing Steps And Compelling Actions On Climate

212-Thanks to energy efficiency, Michigan residents save billions of dollars on utility bills   It turns out that small actions really do add up.

213-IEA: Wind Will Be Europe’s Largest Energy Source by 2027   Once again, European wind growth estimates are revised upward.

214-Seven Australian solar facts to make your jaw drop

215-Solar Energy Largely Unscathed by Hurricane Florence’s Wind and Rain   In North Carolina, the #2 solar state, Florence was the first extreme weather test for much of its renewable energy.

216-Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade

217-Tesla World’s Largest Battery Price Detailed in New Report - It's very good value.

218-Ericsson sustainability talk with We Don’t Have Time   The following is a sum-up from a keynote by WeDontHaveTime.org CEO Ingmar Rentzhog. It serves as a viewpoint for those interested in the progress of the We Don’t Have Time movement and recent development on climate change.

219-Cheapest Power Source? Renewables, Not Fossil Fuels!

220-Ireland to Become World's First Country to Divest From Fossil Fuels

221-Spain launches plan for 100% renewable electricity by 2050

222-A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening  New study debunks myths claiming renewables can't be integrated into electric grid.

223-California gives final approval to code requiring solar on new homes  It's the first building code of its kind in the US.

224-Clean Energy Sweeps Across Rural America

225-Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels  ‘This is a moral movement as well as a financial one,’ campaigners say

226-India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

227-A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, with Utilities in the Vanguard

228-Amalgamated Bank won't lend customers' deposits to fossil fuel projects - The bank is also increasing financing for renewables and energy efficiency.

229-China's 2018 renewable power capacity up 12 percent

230-'Big Win' for Rhode Island in Court Battle to Make Polluters Pay for Consequences of Climate Crisis - A federal judge delivered a blow to fossil fuel giants' strategy, remanding the case to state court

231-'We've Made History': Ireland Joins France, Germany and Bulgaria in Banning Fracking​

232-4 Economic Reasons Renewables Will Dominate Fossil Fuels

233-A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s in the works in Europe - Europe will be 90% renewable powered in two decades, experts say

234-Analysis: New wind, solar cheaper than operating most existing coal plants

235-More than 500 architectural firms pledge to design carbon-neutral buildings  Right now, buildings account for almost 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption.

236-Battery Power’s Latest Plunge in Costs Threatens Coal, Gas

237-China, the World's Biggest Polluter, Will Soon Be a Wind Energy Giant - The country could help transition the world onto renewables.

238-China’s first 100MW molten salt solar plant hits maximum power  The facility, which serves as a solar thermal power generation demonstration project, has exceeded the amount of power it was originally planned to produce

239-Clean Energy Job Growth Is Booming in Canada

240-Climate change: Water and green energy produced by a single device

241-3 clean energy myths that can lead to a productive climate conversation Renewable energy innovations symbolize what's great about America. Discussing them provides opportunities for climate dialogue.

242-The Global Energy Map Is Changing Faster Than You Think

243-Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

244-Denmark’s new government raises climate change to highest priority

245-How Georgia Became A Surprising Bright Spot In The U.S. Solar Industry

246-Kenya launches largest wind power plant in Africa

247-N.J. just gave the green light to build the nation’s largest offshore wind farm

248-Norway refuses to drill for billions of barrels of oil in Arctic, leaving ‘whole industry surprised and disappointed’

249-One third of the global power capacity now comes from renewable energy

250-Reinventing Fire

251-The global transition to clean energy, explained in 12 charts

252-Scotland greenlights power link with Norway

253-Scotland Is Generating So Much Wind Energy It Could Power Two Scotlands

254-Swiss insurance giant divests from the oilsands

255-The writing on the wall: a trillion dollar fund built on oil & gas exploration has just pulled out of oil & gas exploration

256-World’s 8th largest bank says Big Oil’s days are numbered thanks to electric cars and solar

257-2050: How Earth Survived (Time Magazine Special Climate Issue September 23, 2019) This issue has many authors and discusses all the areasa of earth in describing  how we can change and save the environment.

258-An introduction to the state of wind power in the U.S. - Rural and often conservative states are leading the way in harnessing the wind.

259-Can the world run on renewables? Yes, Stanford researchers say.

260-130 banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate policies to shift their loan books away from fossil fuels

261-Navajo Nation getting more electricity through SRP solar panel initiative

262-The $47 Trillion Death Sentence For Oil & Gas

263-5 people-powered movements that took on Big Oil, and won

264-Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels  So far, more than 150 Catholic banks, universities, foundations, and others have pledged to end their investments in fossil fuels

265-Costa Rica Is At Nearly 100% Renewable Energy For Electricity

266-Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says

267-Could every country have a Green New Deal? Stanford report charts paths for 143 countries

268-130 banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate policies to shift their loan books away from fossil fuels

269-A Techno-Economic Study of an Entirely Renewable Energy-Based Power Supply for North America for 2030 Conditions

270-European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing  EU’s lending arm to become first ‘climate bank’ by ending financing of oil, gas and coal projects after 2021 

271-How Schaumburg, a Chicago suburb, made solar simple for residents

272-New CSIRO, AEMO study confirms wind, solar and storage beat coal, gas and nuclear

273-New solar panels power 66% of city operations in Fayetteville, Arkansas  The recent installation generates enough electricity to run the city's wastewater treatment plants.

274-Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power

275-PacifiCorp draft resource plan calls for increases in lower-cost wind, solar and storage to manage phased coal transition

276-Portugal Produced 103% of Its Energy From Renewables in March

277-Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

278-Power plant emissions down 47% under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative  The effort to limit global warming pollution from power plants in nine states seems to be working.

279-Renewable energy could save us trillions in health costs

280-Renewables overtake fossil fuels in Britain's electricity mix for first time

281-Renewables use only fraction of minerals used for fossil fuel generation

282-Solar and battery systems power up South African shacks  A project in the !Kheis municipality has brought electricity to more than 500 homes.

283-Technology Transfer and Innovation for Low-Carbon Development

284-The day rooftop solar met two thirds of South Australia’s total demand

285-Wind turbines are the new normal in some rural Michigan counties  - And they're bringing economic benefits to nearby communities.

286-'2040': A funny, entertaining, upbeat climate documentary - A timely Australian documentary takes a 'solutions' approach, with the filmmaker inspired by visions of his young daughter as an adult.

287-‘Investment in Fossil Fuels Yields Much Less Returns Than the Green Sector’ - CounterSpin interview with Antonia Juhasz on the end of oil

288-100% renewable energy worldwide isn't just possible, it's more cost-effective than existing system - New study finds renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

289-How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly  The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035.

290-Elon Musk: We Only Need A Tiny Bit Of The Sun's Energy To Power The World

291-New wind and solar improving grid reliability and lowering costs, AEMO says

292-Solar power is the new king, and that crown is going to be very difficult to knock off - In the case of fossil resources, competition comes with a built-in disadvantage

293-Report: Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change - The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices.

294-Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA

295-Solar is Now the Cheapest Electricity in History and Just Met 100% of Demand in South Australia For First Time

296-To Save Our World, We Must End The Carbon Economy

297-U.S. Commercial Rooftops Hold 145 Gigawatts of Untapped Solar Potential

298-Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government

299-100% solar, wind and batteries is just the start — the 'super' power they produce will change the world

300-Up to 90% of electricity from solar and wind the cheapest option by 2030: CSIRO analysis

301-Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA

302-Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year

303-The batteries that could make fossil fuels obsolete

304-Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero

305-History made: Renewable energy surpassed fossil fuels for European electricity in 2020

306-“Incredible:” California grid hits record high of 95% renewable energy

307-“World first”: South Australia achieves 100pct solar, and lowest prices in Australia

308-10 Reasons Why '100% Renewables Is Possible': Top Energy Experts Issue Declaration

309-Green World Rising narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio (YouTube)

310-‘Conventional Energy Bubble’ Could Cost Utilities $1 Trillion as Cheap Renewables Undercut Fossil Plants

311-Joint declaration of the global 100% renewable energy strategy group

312-How Nebraska farmer Russ Finch grows citrus year-round using geothermal energy - He wants to help others do the same.

313-Iowa’s only nuclear power plant will be turned into a solar farm

314-New Wind and Solar Up 50% Globally in 2020, as China Beats US by Over 4 to 1 - The United States was lying down on the job.

315-Renewables on the Rise

316-Solar farm will provide revenue stream in Jasper County, Indiana, as coal plant closes - The 5,000-acre solar and battery storage development will go online around the same time that the local coal plant is scheduled to close.

317-Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity

318-100% renewable energy could power the world by 2030, experts say

319-With 10-Point Declaration, Global Coalition of Top Energy Experts Says: '100% Renewables Is Possible' "The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy."

320-'Fossil Fuel Exit Strategy' Shows Transition to Renewable Future Totally Doable  "The hurdle is no longer economic nor technical; our biggest challenges are political. A cleaner future is within reach."

321-FOSSIL FUEL EXIT STRATEGY New report finds the world has more than enough renewable energy potential to replace fossil fuels and meet 1.5ºC target.

322-In 2020 for the first time, renewables surpass fossil fuels in electricity generation in  Europe (graph)

323-NREL says US renewables up to 90% by 2050 would cost less than current generation mix Even 100% renewables could be reached with existing technology, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory says in a newly published study.

324-8 Key Components On The Pathway To Net-zero 2050

325-Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty - Volts podcast: treating fossil fuels like nuclear weapons, with Tzeporah Berman

326-Starving the Beast-With massive new wins, divestment pushes ever harder on the fossil fuel industry

327-The train that shrunk France… and Western Europe

328-China’s largest offshore wind farm is now fully connected to the grid

329-Ten Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change - These are dark times, but hope is not lost nor foolish, and change has already begun

330-French Bank La Banque Postale quits oil and gas, sets international precedent

331-New Climate Journalism Awards Honor Chroniclers of the 'Defining Story of Our Time' - Covering Climate Now recognizes members of the media who "are leading the way, showing us all how to cover a story that is increasingly shaping the future."

332-Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA

333-The decreasing cost of renewables unlikely to plateau any time soon - Early price forecasts underestimated how good we’d get at making green energy.

334-The world’s largest wind farm will power up before end of 2021

335-Volts podcast: the good news about clean energy, with Kingsmill Bond - The transition to a system based on renewables is accelerating and unstoppable.

336-How solar farms could do double duty - If properly designed, the land used for solar arrays can reduce erosion and pollution run-off.

336-How wind energy could power Earth ... 18 times over (TED Talk)

338-In Virginia, abandoned coal mines are transformed into solar farms - Six old mining sites owned by the Nature Conservancy will be some of the first utility-scale solar farms in the region — and the nonprofit group hopes the model can be replicated nationwide

339-The US could save $5.6B a year if it switched from coal to solar – study

340-This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats

341-7 TV meteorologists discuss their coverage of climate change and weather A growing number of TV mets are addressing climate change as part of their weather coverage and in this video describe their approaches.

342-A 100% Renewable Energy Future is Possible, & We Need It

343-Cool graph of renewable energy by state.

344-What Europe can learn from Portugal’s accelerated coal exit Portugal shut down its two remaining coal-fired power plants at the end of 2021, showing that an ambitious coal exit is possible through a combination of carbon pricing, renewable energy investment and just transition planning.

345-Wind Power Surpasses Coal, Nuclear as Power Generation Source in US For an entire day, wind power became the second-largest source of electricity in the country for the first time in recorded history.

346-The criticality of climate finance for Africa

347-'Why so generous?': Inside Italy's scheme offering huge subsidies towards low-carbon eco-homes

348-Glimmer of Climate Hope With a Mix of Cautious Optimism

349-It’s Time To Stop Fixing the Old and Start Building the New

350-Solar and wind keep getting cheaper as the field becomes smarter

351-Solar is now ‘cheapest electricity in history’, confirms IEA

352-Wind and solar power are 'bailing out' Texas amid record heat and energy demand

353-UK Offshore Wind Costs 4 Times Less Than Gas-Fired Thermal Generation

354-How US and UK faith communities are addressing global warming - Articles and resources for pastors, lay leaders, and others.

355-Geothermal heating and cooling: Renewable energy’s hidden gem - From rural campuses to corporate offices, ‘geo-exchange’ opens new path to clean energy frontier.

356-Researchers agree: The world can reach a 100% renewable energy system by or before 2050

357-Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years

358-Climate Solutions From Around the World

359-Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy - Electric vehicles are far more energy-efficient than traditional internal combustion vehicles.

360-Local renewable energy employment can fully replace US coal jobs nationwide

361-We can put the world on sustainable energy now with existing technology - The ICE car is DEAD & Tesla’s lead in batteries might be bigger than you think? Recycling is Key! (YouTube)

362-Electrifying transportation reduces emissions AND saves massive amounts of energy - Electric vehicles are far more energy-efficient than traditional internal combustion vehicles.

363-Study Finds World Can Switch to 100% Renewable Energy and Earn Back Its Investment in Just 6 Years

364-Empirically grounded technology forecasts and the energy transition

365-California’s giant new batteries kept the lights on during the heat wave

366-Lithium: Storing more clean power with less pollution - Lithium mining is much cleaner than coal mining.

367-Reasons for (cautious) optimism: the good news on the climate crisis

368-Scientist Michael Mann expresses hope during West Coast book tour - University of Pennsylvania climate scientist says he remains optimistic despite daunting challenges and continued concerns about ‘false’ climate solutions.

369-Graph on Dramatic Growth of Renewable Energy

370-Rather than an endlessly reheated nuclear debate, politicians should be powered by the evidence

371-Mapped: Solar and Wind Power by Country

372-The Climate Economy Is About to Explode

373-The extraordinary potential value of enhanced geothermal power

374-The climate crisis explained in 10 charts - From the seemingly inexorable increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to the rapid growth in green energy

375-The sunny side of Asia - Solar generation helped avoid at least US$34 billion in seven Asian countries in the first half of 2022.

376-U.S. Renewable Energy Will Surge Past Coal and Nuclear by Year’s End - Wind, solar and hydropower will generate more than 20 percent of the power supply

377-Policy, climate, war make 2022 ‘pivot year’ for clean energy

378-South Australia’s incredible week: 104.1 per cent wind and solar over seven days

379-Tesla Autobidder

380-Here Are All the Positive Climate Stories From 2022

381-‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world

382-US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study It is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster of wind turbines and connect them to the grid than to keep operating coal plants

383-The world can officially go 100% renewable

384-How much of the worlds land mass we need to cover in solar (YouTube)

385-Virtual Power Plants Hit an ‘Inflection Point’

386-What you need to know about minerals and the clean energy transition Minerals are key to making cleantech like batteries, but they’re often mined in problematic ways. This is a challenge, but not a deal-breaker.

387-‘Tipping point’: Renewable energy to become the world’s top source of electricity by 2025

388-Clean Energy Has a Tipping Point, and 87 Countries Have Reached It Solar power, electric cars, grid-scale batteries, heat pumps—the world is crossing into a mass-adoption moment for green technologies.

389-NatWest confirms it is to stop lending to oil and gas projects

390-Local Buy-In Brings Denmark's "Renewable Energy Island" Close to 100% Fossil-Free

391-New Generation: Building a clean European electricity system by 2035

392-100% Green Grid IS possible (YouTube)

393-Fossil fuels kill 9 million people every year. Why are we blind to the harms of oil & gas? (YouTube)

394-How much land is needed for the US to be powered by wind & solar... (YouTube)

395-Tesla revealed the future of the world, and nobody noticed... (YouTube)

396-The biggest solar and wind powerplant in the world just got turned on (YouTube)

397-New solar efficiency records make solar cheapest electricity in the world (YouTube)

398-Tesla's secret to unlocking fully renewable grids all over the world (YouTube)

399-The city with the most wind & solar energy has the smallest reliability gap (YouTube)

400-Wind power sets new renewable generation records in Europe (YouTube)

401-Renewables are forcing the closure of US coal plants

402-We don’t need ‘miracle’ technologies to fix the climate. We have the tools now

403-We passed peak nuclear years ago - the age of nuclear power is over (YouTube)

404-Why electricity prices are FAR higher in QLD & NSW than the rest of Australia (YouTube)

405-Australia turns off BIGGEST coal plant, replaced with wind farm & battery (YouTube)

406-Biggest battery in UK history moves UK closer to 100% renewable energy (YouTube)

407-Switching The World To Renewable Energy Will Cost $62 Trillion, But The Payback Would Take Just 6 Years - Mark Jacobson and his team have published a renewable energy study in which they argue the payback time is just 6 years.

408-The Materials We Mine - The Truth about EV battery mining & The circularity gap report (YouTube)

409-Worlds 4 biggest solar panel makers report mind blowing sales in 2023 (YouTube)

410-1.6 MWh Molten hydroxide Salts long-duration energy storage battery (YouTube)

411-Despairing about climate change? These 4 charts on the unstoppable growth of solar may change your mind

412-China's Remarkable $1.5 Trillion spend; Non-Fossil Fuels Power Every Home (YouTube)

413-How Much Would It Cost to Solve Climate Change? And How Would We Pay for It?

414-US experts shocked by Coals sudden death spiral in the United States (YouTube)

415-A robot named Yumi is reversing deforestation in the Amazon rainforest (YouTube)

416-‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world

417-Swiss Startup Proves Wind Turbine Blades Are Perfect For Solar Panels (YouTube)

418-8 Rural Power Co-ops Ditch Suppliers, Switch to Renewables

419-Energy network CEO says Electric Cars will cut household energy bills in half (YouTube)

420-Fossil fuels ‘become obsolete’ as solar & battery prices hit 'tipping point' (YouTube)

421-Government says wind power tech can unlock 80% more energy in the US (YouTube)

422-HOW MUCH POWER ?? || TESLA (YouTube)

423-Mega Tesla battery in Australia helps shut down coal and gas power plants (YouTube)

424-Solar energy on track to destroy fossil fuels as world passes ‘tipping point’ (YouTube)

425-Wind and solar break records in Australia; Coal hits lowest point in 100 years (YouTube)

426-Rooftop solar installs break records; coal powerplants could soon be bankrupt (YouTube)

427-Tony Seba's 10 NEW energy & EV predictions are blowing up the internet (YouTube)

428-Data reveals wind & solar 80% cheaper as 22 countries triple nuclear power (YouTube)

429-Germany had its lowest emissions in 70 years after coal hit a record low

430-Renewables will overtake coal as largest global electricity source in 1 year (YouTube)

431-Tesla's sleeping GIANT awakens - THIS will retire fossil fuels - Tesla Beyond cars (YouTube)

432-Electric scooters destroying oil demand 4 times faster than electric cars (YouTube)

433-The US is flushing enough energy to power 30 million homes down the drain (YouTube)

434-U.S reveal NEW Heat Pumps that withstand freezing weather & save 50% energy (YouTube)

435-World’s longest land & sea interconnector joins Denmark to the UK 475 miles away (YouTube)

436-China’s MASSIVE Desert Project Is About To Change The World (YouTube)

437-Crowd Goes Silent After Hearing ELON MUSK Warning!

438-Coal and gas collapse in Europe as renewable energy use hits nearly 50% (YouTube)

439-Offshore wind could contribute $50b to economy by 2050 (YouTube)

440-The Materials we mine - You wont believe this! - EV's vs ICE cars use of recourses (YouTube)

441-10 countries in Europe will completely stop burning fossil fuels before 2035 (YouTube)

442-African country with 97% renewable energy decides to ban combustion cars (YouTube)

443-California EV adoption driving down emissions and improving air quality (YouTube)

444-8 countries now generate over 99% of their electricity from renewable energy (YouTube)

445-Beyond Tomorrow: A Look into the Future of EVs (YouTube)

446-Fossil fuels shattered as battery power continues breaking records in California (YouTube)

447-How a small change could double the size of the U.S. electricity grid (YouTube)






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