renewable energy development

A global transition is needed to shift linear economic models typified by carbon intensive energy consumption and significant environmental impacts, where we ‘take, make and dispose’ natural resources- to circular models with reduced energy requirements from low carbon renewable sources, with minimal environmental impacts, and where natural resources are recycled and reused, and products are maintained and re-manufactured. 

Investing in projects and schemes, and across a range of sectors and scales, that align with this transition can have significant environmental benefits, as well as other positive sustainability related outcomes. Consider, as examples, the range of environmental, social and economic benefits that can be achieved at both a regional/national, and global, level of investing in cycling as a mode of urban transport- or by designing and engineering natural infrastructure that works in harmony with existing natural systems.

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Stanford engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues show that it's technically possible for each state to replace fossil fuel energy with entirely clean, renewable energy.

This 50-state plan for good, clean, renewable energy would create jobs, reduce air pollution related deaths, and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. Sounds pretty good if you ask me!

Like expanding the railroads in the 19th century and developing the Internet in the 20th, the transition to renewables requires government support. The film asks policy makers and elected representatives to focus resources on developing renewable energy technologies as a means to making America truly energy independent.
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Our last moment to act

Thanks for the nice words, Boulder Weekly. If you have a chance, please check out this film that I helped produce and narrate - Dear President Obama: www.dearpresidentobama.com