Research Confirms 100% Renewable Energy Systems can Power the World 

A scientific paper published by academics has concluded that a global energy system that doesn’t include fossil fuels is entirely possible. The academics assessed 739 studies looking in-depth at the transition to renewable alternatives, noting that “in most transition pathways solar energy and wind power increasingly emerge as the central pillars of a sustainable energy system combined with energy efficiency measures”. They further respond to major critiques of 100% renewable energy systems, possible negative connections to community acceptance and energy justice. Many policymakers have embraced 100% renewable energy, the report said, but recognition of academic research outlining how this will be possible is slow. The paper said: “Looming threats of unabated climate change have propelled societal discussions on the possibility of low-carbon or even carbon-negative sustainable energy systems. The field of 100% renewable energy (RE) systems research proposes this can be fully done using renewable sources not only for the electricity sector, but for all energy and non-energy industry.” 

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