Around the world, renewable energy is making headlines: last month, clean energy supplied almost all of Germany’s power demand for one day, while Portugal ran entirely on renewable energy for 107 hours straight. Countries agree that we need to transition to a renewable world. The question is how will this look and feel, and how do we get there? Our Renewable Future examines the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy and explains why a clean energy future cannot happen by simply adding more solar panels and wind turbines. In the same way that our current “normal” is fundamentally different from that of the preindustrial world, we must reimagine our future at a profound level, and adapt our energy usage as dramatically as we adapt our energy sources.
Check out Chapter 1 from the book below.