Sunday, August 10, 2008

10 Steps in 10 Years to 100 % Renewable Energy

Post Carbon Institute Releases Plan For Al Gore's Generational Challenge To Repower America SEBASTAPOL, CA, July 25, 2008 Post Carbon Institute today announced a comprehensive 10-point plan to achieve Vice President Al Gore’s goal of 100% renewable energy in 10 years:

1. Reduce 6. Reinvest
2. Share 7. Relocalize
3. Diversify 8. Reengineer
4. Distribute 9. Reskill
5. Store 10. Remobilize

A detailed framework has been released online at to serve as a guide for policy makers, citizens, and businesses.

“Climate Change is the greatest environmental crisis that humanity has ever faced, but it is not the only serious challenge confronting us. There is a simultaneous 'source' problem, known as peak oil, arising from the depletion of the fuels we are burning, particularly petroleum.

The solution to both climate change and peak oil is to develop renewable sources of energy, to use less energy, to use energy differently—and to make this shift as rapidly as possible," said Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute.

"Al Gore’s ambitious goal provides a national focus and call to action. Now what’s needed is a clear-sighted plan for achieving it, one that recognizes the complex issues of energy depletion, the vulnerability of the supply chain and the limits of technology. We are taking up Gore’s call and presenting a powerful framework to realize this vision, a vision that would revitalize America and make it genuinely sustainable." More >>>

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