It will take decades to completely leave fossil fuels, writes Richard Heinberg. But we can do it, starting with the easy stuff: going big time for wind and solar, raising energy efficiency, replacing oil-fuelled vehicles, and moving to organic farming. But deeper changes will follow as we transition to a more enduring sustainability – consuming better, and much less. The most important thing to understand about the energy transition is that it’s not optional. Delay would be fatal. It’s time to make a plan – however sketchy, however challenging – and run with it, revising it as we go.
Ecologist 18th March 2016 read more »