Change is possible

An energy transition

It’s accepted that the most significant system transition required to tackle climate chaos and limit emissions is the swift shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy; requiring an ordered withdrawal from fossil fuels and a trillion dollar a year investment in renewables.

Frans Van Den Heuvel
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This is what a 100% renewable energy world looks like

A historic new report from Energy Watch shows we can reach 100% renewable energy in just a few decades, and it’s affordable...

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The vision

From wildfires to droughts, floods and mass extinction of species, we are assailed by the realities of climate change day in and day out. So what’s the good news?

We have the technology we need. It’s mature, proven, quick to deploy, and excellent value for money. Solar joins onshore wind as the cheapest option for electricity generation in every developed country (except Japan), according to Bloomberg’s analysis.

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Why ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in solar is essent...

David Edwards, Solarcentury Strategy and Resources Director, takes us through the numbers. The Earth’s carbon budget is ra...

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Barbara Flesche
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Investors are crucial to building our 100% renewable energy econo...

By Barbara Flesche, Director of Global Development and Finance, Solarcentury Climate action is increasingly being pushed to...

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The consequences; within 80 years

Fire
Wildfires
If we don’t act now, wildfires will continue to destroy entire regions (IPCC) and many cities and regions will be too hot to live in. There will be suffering and mass migration to safer ground.
Crop failure
If we don’t act now, we won’t be able to grow enough food to meet our needs (IPCC). There will be mass migration, ongoing war and conflict in an attempt to survive.
Floods
If we don’t act now, entire cities and countries will disappear under water (IPCC), making millions of people homeless. There will be suffering and mass migration to safer ground.
Loss of coral
If we don’t act now, vast swathes of species will become extinct, and all coral reefs will die (IPCC).
Extreme weather
If we don’t act now, extreme weather events from heat waves to storms will be more frequent (IPCC), causing millions of people to die.
Drought
If we don’t act now, there won’t be enough water for drinking and agriculture (IPCC). There will be mass migration, war and conflict in an attempt to meet our basic needs.
Change is possible if we use this decade to shift to renewable power and stop investing in fossil fuels.

The challenge

During 2019, wind and solar generation increased by 15% and now generates 8% of the world’s electricity. This may seem like excellent double digit growth. However, to meet the Paris target (which is now not regarded as ambitious enough), 15% compound growth is required every year and this becomes more demanding as the numbers get bigger. Alongside this massive growth, we also need a revolution in electrification (of heat and transport), and in smart storage.

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Powering ahead with decarbonisation requires a green electricity...

Enrico Ambrosini, Global Head of Origination, explains why. Fossil fuel consumption for energy is far and away the biggest c...

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Progress

In response to it making financial sense, a growing number of companies, cities, states and regions are de-risking their operations by shifting away from volatile fossil fuels and committing to zero carbon.

It’s these innovative leaders who provide evidence and hope that this way of operating can become mainstream.

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How corporates are leading the 100% renewable energy transition

A historic new report shows we can reach 100% renewable energy in just a few decades, and it’s affordable; making this the...

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Decade of action

If COVID has taught us anything, it’s how adaptable we are and what we can achieve in the shortest of timescales when we need to.

The unfolding climate crisis requires the same urgency; the same level of inventiveness, agility and change.
The human race has the ingenuity to solve any problem within a decade, which is why we support the call to make this the decade of action. With the daily evidence around us of increasing temperatures and the chaos caused, let’s unite to:

  • Stop subsidising and investing in fossil fuels
  • Invest in the transition to renewable power
  • Embrace a just and equitable transition that creates millions of green jobs.
Susannah Wood
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In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just la...

In tackling climate chaos, we have all the answers – we just lack the right question By Susannah Wood, Marketing Director...

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Climate news

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COVID-19: How solar is adapting

Evert Vlaswinkel, MD for EMEA, considers the current challenges we face, how Solarcentury is adapting, and why now is the tim...

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Powering ahead with decarbonisation requires a green electricity...

Enrico Ambrosini, Global Head of Origination, explains why. Fossil fuel consumption for energy is far and away the biggest c...

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Why ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in solar is essent...

David Edwards, Solarcentury Strategy and Resources Director, takes us through the numbers. The Earth’s carbon budget is ra...

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Making a difference in the fight against climate chaos

  • 6084803599.3753 Units of electricity produced
  • 1777882369.9846 KG CO2 prevented