Transition to Renewable Energy

The mining and burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) are major contributors to climate change as well as pollution. Though natural gas has been touted as a “clean” fuel, it too releases greenhouse gases. Its extraction and use also release methane, which is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Quite a few Warwick residents are contributing to this transition by installing solar electric panels and solar hot water. Combined with increased efficiency and conservation, the transition to renewable energy can lead us to a sustainable future. How feasible is this? See what is actually being done to make this transition.

Video: Sydney Intends To Go 100% Renewable      19 minutes, but worth every second:
http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/11/sydney-intends-go-100-renewable-2030/

Video : Clear 8 minute explanation of Germany’s plan to transition to renewable energy—contains brief description of global warming, challenges of renewables, problems with fossil fuels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25bmXpEPosc&feature=youtu.be  

Denmark’s Samso Island has already transitioned to renewable energy, and produces more than it uses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmJxUsXWajo

California’s transition:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-olsen-hochschild-california-solar-energy-20150312-story.html

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