Plans for 100% Renewable Energy

We know that renewable energy can provide six times more power than the world's current energy needs entirely from natural energy - the sun, the wind and waves. But what are the ins- and-outs of this? How do we go about making the switch from outdated polluting energy to the clean energy of today and the future?

For information on how we do it here in Australia see:

  • Zero Carbon Australia 2020 (ZCA), an initiative of Beyond Zero Emissions. The plan outlines a blueprint for the transition to a decarbonised Australian economy by 2020.
     
  • Greenpeace's Energy [R]evolution, which presents a roadmap for changing how we power Australia using a combination of energy efficiency, structural changes to how we produce, distribute and use energy, and transport.
     
  • Sustainable Energy Policy for Australia by Professor Mark Diesendorf of the University of NSW, which shows how an ecologically sustainable and healthy energy system, based on efficient energy use and renewable energy sources, is now technologically and economically feasible for Australia.

For getting to 100% in other parts of the world see:

  • RE-thinking 2050, a new report by the European Renewable Energy Council which demonstrates a pathway for the European Union (EU) to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2050.
  • Go 100percent. There are a range of countries that are well on their way to going 100% Renewable. This website tracks them all.