Here’s a 2017 New Year’s resolution I’d like to see the nations of the world adopt: an immediate international effort to invest in a world where 100% of our electricity will be generated by wind, water, and solar power by 2050.
His latest research on the subject was laid out in a series of talks last month in San Francisco at the annual meeting of The American Geophysical Union—the world’s largest conference on climate change.
During his talks, Dr. Jacobson outlined a plan to power 139 nations of the world for all purposes—including electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, industry, and agriculture/forestry/fishing—using a mix of approximately 37% wind, 58% solar, 4% hydropower, and 1% geothermal, wave, and tidal power.
His road map to a 100 percent renewable energy future uses existing generator technologies, along with existing electrical transportation, heating/cooling, and industrial devices and appliances.
The Big Power Plan: European Union to cut energy use by 30%
The European Commission has unveiled its big power plan, aiming to slash energy use in the bloc 30 percent by 2030.
“Europe is on the brink of a clean energy revolution. And just as we did in Paris, we can only get this right if we work together. With these proposals, we have cleared the way for more competitive, cleaner energy in Europe.” — European Commission
Energy Start-Ups in Germany to Receive Leadership and Robust Assistance
Under the leadership of Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sigmar Gabriel, Minister of Economic Affairs, a new and exciting organization has been created to assist startups in Germany’s energy and environment space.
With three separate, but interlocking components; (1) THE START UP ENERGY TRANSITION (2) THE PROJECT (3) THE START UP ENERGY TRANSITION AWARD this organization works to facilitate and empower persons, groups, organizations and companies to excel at their maximum potential in the energy sector of the German economy.
The FIRST GLOBAL START-UP AWARD for VISIONARIES and VANGUARDS fighting against climate change. It attracts innovative start-ups and supports them in making their visions become a key success factor for the worldwide energy transition. To support this, we will organize the
The START UP ENERGY TRANSITION TECH FESTIVAL to stimulate new business models by connecting the best of all interdisciplinary stakeholders. Start-ups from around the globe will work together with customers and investors to improve their products and to kick-off new ideas.
And we created the START UP ENERGY TRANSITION NETWORK to ensure a continuous exchange of the best ideas and talents among the participants and our partners and sponsors. We want this network to accelerate co-operations and drive innovation within the international debate on climate change.
The FIRST GLOBAL START-UP AWARD for VISIONARIES and VANGUARDS will officially launch on the 22nd and 23rd of November during the DENA congress with the first annual awards ceremony taking place in March 2017 in Berlin.
German Energy Agency Assists Energy Start-Ups
The German Energy Agency (DENA) is looking for start-ups interested in participating along with other organizations that want to be involved as sponsors, ambassadors, media and network partners.