"By 2050, we could get all the energy we need from renewable sources. This will solve most of the problems of climate change and dwindling fossil fuel and nuclear resources. We can show that such a transition is not only possible but also cost-effective, providing energy that is affordable for all and producing it in ways that can be sustained by the global economy and the planet."
Critical Policy and Individual Action Priorities
Key priorities as defined by the WWF report with Solar Village edits and links to Solar Village articles that explain the reality of how to implement these actions.
Electricity (smart) grid extension and expansion as well as a massive increase in off-the-grid applications is a precondition for the economic integration and reliable supply of clean renewables to customers globally - Solar Village: - Freedom Off-the-Grid
Reliable, affordable and clean energies must be provided to the estimated 2.5 billion people on Earth whom either have no access to electricity or depend upon inefficient and often polluting solid fuels for cooking and heating - Solar Village: - Beyond Solar with Off-the-Grid in Africa
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10 Recommendations for a 100% Renewable Energy future
The following are WWF Energy Report report recommendations with editorial and links added to Solar Village resources.
1. CLEAN ENERGY
Develop existing and new renewable energy sources to provide enough clean energy for all. Renewable based energy changes the entire economic system of the world to one that is much more stable, equitably distributed and predictable. Solar Village: Renewables Change the World Economy
Share and exchange clean energy through grids and trade, making the best use of sustainable energy resources in different areas. Expand even more quickly, especially in areas without access to the grid with off-the-grid solutions. Solar Village: Solar Pays for African Poor
Stop food waste. Choose food that is sourced in an efficient and sustainable way to free up land for nature, sustainable forestry and biofuel production. Everyone has an equal right to healthy levels of protein in their diet - for this to happen, wealthier people need to eat less meat. Solar Village: Organic Farming for Organic Food
Reduce, re-use, recycle - to minimize waste and save energy. Develop durable materials. And avoid things we don’t need.
Provide incentives to encourage greater use of public transport, and to reduce the distances people and goods travel. Promote electrification wherever possible.
Develop national, bilateral and multilateral action plans to promote research and development in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Develop and enforce strict sustainability criteria that ensure renewable energy is compatible with environmental and development goals.
Support ambitious climate and energy agreements to provide global guidance and promote global cooperation on renewable energy and efficiency efforts.