Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution

Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable Energy Outlook for the USA

We need to stop investing in a broken energy economy and kickstart a clean energy revolution. A report prepared by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook, is a comprehensive blueprint for building the clean energy economy of the future while leaving behind the dirty energy sources of the past.

The Greenpeace report, Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable U.S.A. Energy Outlook, details how the United States can cut greenhouse gas emissions to the levels we must reach in order to prevent the worst effects of global warming and simultaneously build a sustainable economy.

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Key principles of the Energy [R]evolution

The threat of climate change demands nothing short of an Energy Revolution - a transformation that has already started, as renewable energy markets exhibit huge and steady growth. At the core of this revolution will be a change in the way that energy is produced, distributed and consumed.

The five key principles behind this shift will be to:

  • Implement renewable solutions, especially through decentralized energy systems
  • Respect the natural limits of the environment
  • Phase out dirty, unsustainable energy sources
  • Create greater equity in the use of resources
  • Decouple economic growth from the consumption of fossil fuels

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Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution iPhone appGreenpeace's global Energy [R]evolution scenario provides a practical blueprint for the world's renewable energy future. Through the Energy [R]evolution iPhone app you can find out how the world can get from where we are today to where we need to be in the future in terms of phasing out fossil fuels, cutting CO2 emissions while ensuring energy security, bringing energy to an extra 2 billion people who currently have no access to electricity, and creating millions of green collar jobs.

This is the future as it could and should be! Download the app now!

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I climbed to the top of a wind turbine and this is what I saw.

Blog by Haley Rabic | March 4, 2015

“So who wants to climb to the top?” Instinctively my hand shot into the air and I fell in line to sign a waiver and enter the turbine. As we climbed up the turbine we could feel the sway of the machine—the air grew colder and the shaft narrowed.

A Good Week for Solar

Blog by Kassie Rohrbach | March 2, 2015

We started last week with a huge win for people power when millions across the country successfully called for President’s Obama’s veto on Congress’s circus-style attempt to push forward the Keystone XL pipeline. But this wasn’t the only climate...

With solar deal, Apple raises the bar yet again for corporate climate leadership

Blog by David Pomerantz | February 10, 2015

In the last three years, more and more companies have committed to power their operations with 100% renewable energy. Technology companies have led the way, helped along by a nudge from Greenpeace and its supporters, as companies like Apple, Box...

One year since the Dan River coal ash spill, why Citizens United and solar policy are key

Blog by Monica Embrey | February 2, 2015

It’s been one year since Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant caused one of the worst coal ash disasters in U.S. history, spewing up to 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash across North Carolina and into Virginia. So where do things stand now? More than...

Amazon’s New Wind Farm Marks First Step to 100% Renewable Energy

Blog by David Pomerantz | January 20, 2015

Amazon is starting to show that it’s serious about its commitment to power its corner of the internet with 100% renewable energy. The company announced today that it will purchase 115 MW of wind energy from a new wind farm in Indiana, a great...

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