Here you will find research on projects that forward the vision of each nation connected to a global grid of electricity, supplying 100% Renewable Energy:
California is in the midst of a water crisis. By The Republic of Chile has energy shortages and needs energy. Key factors have contributed to this shortage throughout the past decade, including limited indigenous fossil fuels, droughts and a natural gas shortage from Argentina in 2004. In addition to energy shortages, Chile is experiencing economic and population growth. The investment in a renewable energy mix is a high priority to provide a more secure energy supply, to reduce greenhouse emissions and to supply sustainable and healthier energy.
The region is wealthy in renewable resources and is poised to restructure its energy sectors, particularly in electricity generation, so as to be renewables-based. Developing renewables-based energy sectors has become central to the economic, development, and poverty alleviation strategies of all Central American countries. Regional interconnection and integration present a mechanism for the region to work together to increase economic and energy security, decrease reliance on foreign oil, develop with green economies, and decrease poverty.
This report focuses on the analysis of various groups reviewing the renewable energy potential within France. While those plans have focused on bringing the country to 23% renewable energy by 2020, this report takes a more agressive view. It raises the possibility of having France?s electricity powered by 100% renewable energy at the earliest possible date.
This report focuses on how and whether it is possible for Germany to have all of its electricity generated by renewable power plants within the next ten years. It is fairly obvious that if possible, the chances of fruition are extremely low. Nevertheless is it extremely important to show decision makers and leaders the high potential, technology and possibility of green energy in Germany.
This paper posits that Spain is theoretically capable of obtaining 100% renewable energy by 2020 -- theoretically only because of the logistical issues involved. Also, Spain?s slow recovery from the 2008 global recession has caused some reticence about additional spending. Even with the previously mentioned factors though, Spain does have other features that enable them to reach 100% renewable energy. Spain has a well-established foundation. Again, 35% of demand was met with renewable energy. The installed capacity of renewable energy is constantly increasing. Spain?s renewable resources provide great potential for the generation of energy. Some policies have been created to promote and facilitate the usage of renewables.
This paper posits that Turkey is capable of obtaining 100% renewable energy by 2020. In 1970, the renewable energies could meet about 35% of demand. while in 2010, 10% of current demand was met with renewable energy. Current and even future electricity demand for 2020 could easily be met with renewable energies for an economically feasible situation. Even the primary energy demand could be covered by renewable energies, if sufficiently exploited! The transition from a fossil fuel based energy system to a renewable energy system is possible, if more commitment is shown.
This report focuses on how 100% renewable energy in Japan is possible by 2020. Japan is now in a severe condition with their energy because of the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster caused by earthquake and tsunami. Since then, Japan has struggled to manage its energy in peak times. To solve this problem, the Japanese government and people are trying to shift their energy to renewable sources. So far, achieving this goal has been exceedingly low, even if it is possible. Despite this outcome, this report takes a strong position on energy issues. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the feasibility of 100% renewable energy for Japan to decision makers, political leaders and the public.
South Korea is a country without many primary resources; the country imports most of its energy. It is one of the 5 biggest importers of fuel fossil energy in the world. To be less dependent on foreign countries includes reducing these imports, so the part played by using renewable energy has to be increased. Moreover, the greenhouse gases emissions have to be reduced or at least the rise of such emissions has to be stopped.
Australia ranks among the highest nations in the world for per capita greenhouse gas emissions; its energy capacity is mostly made up of fossil fuels, and it is one of the largest exporters of coal and uranium. In contrast, Australia boasts vast wind and solar energy resources that could be potentially exploited. This paper examines the economic argument for Australia to make changes in its energy consumption and mineral exports and take advantage of its potential by pursuing zero emissions renewable energy policies.
In this document, you will find information on the energy potential on Small Islands States. On each page of this PDF format, you will find a consistent listing of renewable resource features presented for each Island.
Native American tribal lands contain enormous potential for renewable energy. Developing tribal renewable energy could provide them with steady revenue and drive the development of the tribal infrastructure necessary for the tribes to complete large projects.
This report focuses on the analysis of various groups researching the renewable energy potential within the San Diego Region. While plans in San Diego's Regional Energy Strategy (RES) focused on bringing San Diego County to 40% renewable energy by 2030, this report looks further. In a clear and concise manner, it raises the possibility of having San Diego electricity powered by 100% renewable energy.
The focus of this paper is to give an overview of the potential of renewable energy of every country in Latin America. Five different types of renewable energy resources exist: solar power, wind power, hydro power, geothermal and biomass. The purpose of this work is to contribute to the development of the widespread use of these renewable energy sources to counter the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and several other gases in smaller amounts such as methane and nitrous oxide, whose effects cause global warming.
Argentina has great potential for renewables, mainly due to its varied geography and climate throughout the country. An example would be that wind power farms could be installed in more than half of Argentina's Natural Territory.
Renewable Energy Potential of Brazil |