The English expression says, “may you
live in interesting times.” We certainly do -- and change is coming. While
President-Elect Trump says he’ll pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate
Agreement and dig more coal -- all the other 195 signatories are developing
Renewable Energy Roadmaps to cut CO2 emissions by 80% before 2050.
Today, the United States is a leader in wind and solar development, which
offers a true business proposition to keep the lights on, employ local
engineers and cut greenhouse gases.
Last month in Marrakech, Morocco, leadership by 48 of the poorer nations was inspiring. The Climate
Vulnerable Forum nations agreed to become 100% renewable by 2050. These countries and small island states are
highlighted (|_|). If these developing nations can make this pledge and
follow though, so can many other states.
Today we have three 100% Renewable nations:
Iceland, Costa Rica and Norway. It can be done!
To limit the consequences of climate
change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a “radical shift” to clean energy resources for electricity and electrified cars and trucks. The
IEA is calling for this emergency response by all nations -- and these 48 nations
are stepping up. What is your nation’s commitment?
Linking renewables is the answer. We ask you
to push this solution with your colleagues, and business and political leaders in your
In Partnership for the Planet,