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.”
A brand new scientific paper (474 references) reviews all published research on 100% renewables to show, unequivocally, that 100% renewable energy “can power all energy in all regions of the world at low cost”
It’s such good climate news: high time we get on with it!
— Assaad Razzouk (@AssaadRazzouk) August 11, 2022