The Idea

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The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is inevitable. It will happen whether we take action or not. Fossil fuels are—by definition–finite. They are a one-time gift to humanity. Long before they are economically exhausted, we will have turned away from them toward renewable sources of energy simply on the basis of cost. The question, then, is do we make this transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy on our own terms, in ways that maximize the benefits to us today and to future generations, or do we turn our heads away and suffer the economic and social shocks that rising prices and market volatility will create—as it has done so often in the past.
Despite this basic logic, most of humanity so far has taken measures nowhere near proportional to the problem. One fundamental necessity to breaking the inertia is a robust, global campaign for 100% renewable energy.
The intention of Global 100%RE is to connect the fragmented dots of renewable energy advocates worldwide to build a global 100% renewable energy alliance, proving that being powered by 100% sustainable renewable energy is urgent and achievable. Hereby this unique campaign builds on initiatives that already take place on national, regional and local level. The overall goal is to up the debate on renewable energy towards 100% RE as the new normal as well as establish a global network of 100% RE regions.
Global 100%RE was founded by partners from civil society, industry, science and policy and was launched in April 2013 in San Francisco, US.