"This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What We Are
A Response to an Urgent Need
Civilization is facing a global energy crisis brought on largely by our dependence on conventional energy sources. Key to resolving these problems is the rapid and total shift in the way society sources and uses energy.
An immediate transition to 100% sustainable renewable energy sources is necessary, as these in combination can carry civilization into the future and are flexible enough to be technically implemented relatively quickly.
Not a question of "if" but "when"
Without energy, nothing works. Non-renewable energy sources will, by definition, diminish. According to industry data, these fuels could be depleted in the lifetime of children born today. Given the hazardous economics of conventional energy as resources wane, and the equally, if not more hazardous existential crises they cause--including climate change, pollution, nuclear waste, biodiversity loss, geopolitical instability, nuclear weapons proliferation and water shortages--it makes sense to make a concerted effort to transition to renewable energy. It is not a question of "if" the 100% renewable energy future will become a reality; it is solely a question of "when" and "how."
These are critical questions Renewables 100 aims to help answer by educating and building capacity among policy makers, grassroots citizen and media professionals. To read more about our initiatives, please click here.