This is the visualisation tool for the simulation of a global 100% renewable electricity system! The simulations have been carried out by the Solar Economy group at Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT within the Neo-Carbon Energy project. With this tool one can explore for every hour of the year how a fully renewable electricity system would operate. The energy future is amazing!
Neo Carbon (accessed) 20th Nov 2016 read more »
Nearly 50 countries vulnerable to climate change have agreed to use only renewable energy by 2050. The 48 members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum made the decision while attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The Climate Vulnerable Forum was set up in 2009 and is made up of countries that are disproportionately affected by climate change. Members, including the likes of Ethiopia, Marshall Islands and Bangladesh, agreed to make their energy production 100 per cent renewable “as rapidly as possible” and by between 2030 and 2050 at the latest. Low-lying Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels while fellow members the Maldives and the Marshall Islands have already suffered heavy flooding linked to climate change. The forum also vowed to take action to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Independent 18th Nov 2016 read more »