IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
Close to 80 percent of the world’s
energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the
right enabling public policies a new report
released 9th May 2011 shows.
The findings, from over 120 researchers
working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), also
indicate that the rising penetration of renewable energies could lead
to cumulative greenhouse gas savings equivalent to 220 to 560 Gigatonnes
of carbon dioxide (GtC02eq) between 2010 and 2050.
Zero Carbon Australia Project
The Zero Carbon Australia Project
is a research collaboration between Beyond Zero Emissions and the
University of Melbourne. The plan shows that it is technically possible
to reach 100% renewable energy for Australia within a decade and the
technology to achieve this transition is commercially available now.
(Solar thermal with molten salt storage replaces baseload power
currently sourced from fossil fuels.) Download the synopsis and detailed
plan from this website
Clean, Sustainable Energy Could Power the World in 20-40 years
If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources – nearly all with existing technology and at costs comparable with what we spend on energy today – why wouldn't you do it? According to a new study coauthored by Stanford researchers Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark Delucchi , we could accomplish all that by converting the world to clean, renewable energy sources - mainly wind and solar energy - and forgoing fossil fuels. Stanford Report January 2011