By Peter Droege
The maximum problem of our time is to construct a global in keeping with the sustainable use of renewable strength. Our monstrous dependence on fossil fuels has disappointed the very climatic approach that made human evolution attainable. the worldwide financial system and its economic system are in jeopardy, working sizzling on openly affordable but more and more expensive and quick depleting oil. A a hundred% renewable international is visible by means of many as an very unlikely dream in something however the very long-term. yet not just do progressively more tasks and plans dare to make the switch yet many have already accomplished it.
This wealthy assortment provides a sequence of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the trails to their successes. starting from projects via contributors to visions for firms, groups and full nations, it defeats drained financial 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 publication is brought through 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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To reiterate: to be effective and useful ET must efficiently function at this high level of focus and administration on both debit and credit aspects. But neither is the case: the sulphur trading experience does not lend itself to application on a global level in any way; and due to its many complexities, ET has been used to slow, not speed up progress. Attempts to apply carbon debits and credits to individual efficiency or even urban-scale projects are bound to get mired in accounting, certification and monitoring – massive costs arise.
Smart players hedge their bets or look for exit strategies. Responsible leaders focus on the energy systems and services business and turn their backs on fossil and nuclear power altogether. And those with foresight and planning acumen have already embarked on fully renewable ventures. Going beyond carbon trade Emissions trading schemes have the potential to become the Trojan horses of climate policy. They look convincing and impressive from afar but contain an aggressive, messy and potentially fatal cargo: allowances for the worst polluters, the global migration of high-pollution industries to low emission countries, hilariously inappropriate rewards to dubious abatement schemes in many developing countries, a cumbersome and expensive process, and a logic that is fuzzy and vaguely geared towards ‘low-carbon’ schemes and actions.
The town laboured under a massive 3474 EARTHSCAN 100% Renewable:Layout 1 21/9/09 12:25 Page 29 THE ESSENTIAL TARGET 29 electricity bill and in the late 1980s began to survey its local and sub-regional renewable energy sources, notably its bioenergy potential in its farming community.