With 10-Point Declaration, Global Coalition of Top Energy Experts Says: ‘100% Renewables Is Possible’

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      ZimInSeattle
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      “The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy.”

      Setting out to rebut defeatist and cynical claims that transitioning the entire global energy system to 100% renewables by 2035 is infeasible, a group of dozens of leading scientists from around the world unveiled a joint declaration Tuesday arguing that such a transformation of the fossil fuel-dependent status quo is not only necessary to avert climate disaster but eminently achievable.

      What’s required, argue the 46 signatories of the new 10-point declaration (pdf), is sufficient political will, international coordination, and concrete action on a massive scale to institute a total “re-design of the global energy system.”

      “We have lost too much time in our efforts to address global warming and the seven million air pollution deaths that occur each year, by not focusing enough on useful solutions,” said Mark Jacobson, director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University.

      “Fortunately, low-cost 100% clean, renewable energy solutions do exist to solve these problems, as found by over a dozen independent research groups,” added Jacobson, one of the seven original signers of the declaration. “The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy. Policymakers around the world are strongly urged to ensure we implement these solutions over the next 10-15 years.”

      More: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/02/09/10-point-declaration-global-coalition-top-energy-experts-says-100-renewables

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      ThouArtThat
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      Hi zim,

      Ever more “Greenwashing” as “Planet of the Humans” proved last year.  The fact of the matter is their is insufficient Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt and rare earth minerals to produce the required number of batteries, solar panels and wind mills.  This is all being setup to make the Oligarchs, Corporations and Banks ever richer at our expense.

      TAT

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    • #402133
      Bearian
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      They are able recycle between 95% to 100% of
      Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt and Aluminum. To be used in making new batteries. There is plenty materials to build batteries all around the world, there is no immediate shortage for years to come.

    • #402134
      retired liberal
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      for the planet to support. All this green stuff that is suppose to save us, needs fossil fuels to make. From mining to manufacture, to transporting, to installing. Then there are the replacements when it wears out, which it will. Plus the materials in the finished product are too hard to economically recycle, so they end up in the land fill.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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