Friday, January 06, 2017
Fossil Fuel Free Nations
Several nations have declared their intent to become fossil-fuel-free. In this post you can find websites and news articles with more details about this international movement.
- 5 Countries That Prove the World Doesn’t Need Fossil Fuels
These countries now lead the way toward a future free of petroleum and dirty energy. In the process, they save significant amounts of money on national energy costs while preserving and protecting the world’s natural resources.
- Costa Rica
- Fossil Free Sweden (the Swedish Government's website)
Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries. To this end, the Government has launched the Fossil Free Sweden initiative, where Swedish actors are given the opportunity to call attention to how they are contributing to climate change work. The initiative brings together actors from the business sector, municipalities, regions and organisations from across the country.
- Making Sweden an Oil-Free Society (Wikipedia)
- Sweden To Become The World’s First Fossil Fuel-free Nation in History
ASES and ISES conferences, and in Solar Today magazine since that time:
- 1990 NOPEC II (ASES)
- 2000 Apollo2 - Solar Energy Meets the Challenge (ISES)
- 2005 A Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy (Ecotopia)
- 2006 A Wake-Up Call Dawn of the Solar Era (ASES / Solar Today)
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