First published by Earthscan in the UK and USA in 2009. XXVI, 326 p. — ISBN: 978-1-84407-718-2.The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil. A 100% renewable world is seen by many as an impossible dream in anything but the very long term. But not only does a growing number of initiatives and plans dare to make the change but many have already achieved it.This rich collection presents a series of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the paths to their successes. Ranging from individuals to companies, communities and entire countries from around the world, it defeats tired economic and technical counterarguments, demonstrating how the schemes featured not only worked but did so economically and with available technology. The book is introduced by incisive research and writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and setting forth a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.
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