Marrakech, Morocco is
hosting the COP22 this month (the 22nd Committee of the Parties of
the UN Framework Convention in Climate Change). From last year's Paris
Agreement and Treaty, each nation must now deliver a Clean Energy Roadmap. These are called Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) strategies – which
collectively will attempt to limit the global temperature increase in 2050 at 2oC
compared to pre-industrial levels.
Peter Meisen with 4 Key Questions
There are 4 essential Key Questions for
- What is your current national electricity demand and projection in 2050?
- What is the Renewable Energy Potential of your nation and region? (both the
technical and exploitable of solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass and ocean)
- What’s the existing electric grid capacity and needed upgrades to meet 2050 demand?
- What if the grid was interconnected with all your neighbor nations for 24/7 energy
Three nations already get nearly 100% of
their electricity from renewables: Iceland, Costa Rica and Norway. Six nations
are over 70%: Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, Portugal, Spain and Uruguay. Every
nation needs a detailed Renewable Energy Roadmap that includes detailed GIS
mapping of optimal renewable energy resources. GENI has developed 100%
renewable plans and maps for many nations. The International Renewable
Energy Agency (IRENA) www.irena.org and the www.theSolutionsProject.org are developing
these plans too.
We have no time
to lose. CO2 concentrations have surpassed 400ppm and the hottest
monthly temperatures are now being recorded with every successive month.
In Partnership for the Planet,