Scientists Have a Plan To Power 95% Of the World With Renewable Energy

“A fully renewable global energy system is possible: we can reach a 95% sustainably sourced energy supply by 2050. To achieve such a bold goal we need to combine aggressive energy efficiency on the demand side with accelerated renewable energy supply from all possible sources. This requires a paradigm shift towards long-term, integrated strategies and will not be met with small, incremental changes.”

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Renewable Energy Output in the UK Jumped 42% Last Year

Renewable energy output skyrocketed in the United Kingdom last year; total output grew 42%, thanks largely to gains in wind and solar installation. The Guardian reports:

The statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show renewable electricity output during the second quarter of 2012 rose 6.5 per cent year-on-year to 8.13TWh, while capacity soared 42.4 per cent to 14.2GW, largely as the result of the opening of a raft of new large-scale on- and offshore wind farms and the conversion of the Tilbury B power station to dedicated biomass.The increases meant that renewables’ share of the UK’s electricity mix edged up from nine per cent in the second quarter of 2011 to 9.6 per cent a year later

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