Council Of Experts To Guide Transitions To 100% Renewable Energy

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Originally published on RenewEconomy.
By Sophie Vorrath.

A new expert body has been formed to advise governments and organisations around the world on how best to ditch fossil fuels and make the switch to 100 per cent renewables.  Action for 100% Renewables in CopenhagenEfter at have cyklet, jogget og gået for at markere denne globale dag til fordel for vedvarende energi  former deltagerne i demonstrationen tallet 100  med deres kroppe i et stort menneskebanner. Budskabet er til politikerne og handler om, at de ønsker 100 % vedvarende energi i Danmark.

Made up of a dozen world-renowned energy experts, analysts and consultants, the International Energy Advisory Council (IEAC) was launched this week to assist with the design and implementation of forward-looking, sustainable energy policy, as part of the global effort to mitigate climate change.

The group’s firm focus, however, is the replacement or avoidance of the world’s incumbent centralised fossil-fuel and nuclear-energy systems with a combination of energy efficiency and decentralized renewable energy systems.

The collective intelligence of the team is impressive – representing nine difference nationalities, its analysts and consultants have collectively advised more than 200 governments and organisations in 27 countries – including Australia – as well as more than 50 international organisations.


Chairman of the IEAC team, the UK’s Allan Jones, was instrumental in the development of the City of Sydney’s ground-breaking Decentralized Energy Master Plans.

“The world no longer needs or wants centralised energy, fossil fuel or nuclear power plants, and we believe that 100% renewable energy systems are achievable based on a combination of energy efficiency measures and local decentralized renewable-energy systems providing the remaining energy requirements,” said Jones in a statement on Monday.

American physicist and energy innovator – and founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute – Amory Lovins is also a member of the Council, whose latest work as RMI Chief Scientist has included leading the superefficient redesigns of buildings, vehicles and industrial facilities.

Other members of the 12-person team include energy experts from Japan, Germany, Sweden, India and the US.

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11 thoughts on “Council Of Experts To Guide Transitions To 100% Renewable Energy

  • Is the rate of growth of green talk (from blogs to think tanks) correlated with the rate of change on the ground? Discuss.

    My pennyworth is that by now we all know what to do. The intellectually open issues – like research into geoengineering and fusion – are minor in practical terms.

    • We just about know what to do. When solar is simply a matter of dropping in to Home Depot for an hour and it is about as momentous a decision as buying a washing machine then we are there.
      We are there with such items as l.e.d. lighting, almost there with heat pumps, and insulation. Almost there with Ev and plug in hybrid. I give it 3 years…people are funny, if you know what I mean.

  • It appears to me that the people in most counties know what is best for them, the environment and the economy at the same time, but in a few counties some or several politicians are either ignorant or “bought”.
    Solution, get of those politicians!

  • I question the validity of this group and ask what is their real hidden agenda? Other then to make things look like someone is doing something when in fact the only purpose will be to create jobs for a select few, But then ask seriously are they or is any of Jesuit, Illuminati, or Free Masons order or anything secretly related to have ties to their leaders? Asked because of the whole mess environmentally related to this world in all aspects has been put into because of their hidden agenda that to date has already seen the mess this world is in because of their secret society agenda. (Which could easily be seen to be to cause confusion, fear and unrest) Just ask and seek and you will notice almost all of the U.N. including Government and many industrial leadership are mainly of or from the aforementioned. Then ask have you seen any improvement in world affairs except more confusion fighting and wars?
    And that includes the environment, Past behavior is a good predictor of the future, They will just report what is already known, with money being thrown to a few more assumed players of society.

    • The IEAC is a ‘not for profit’ company registered in the State of Pennsylvania, United States of America in October 2014. It held its first meeting in November 2014 in Seoul.

      • Not for profit means no shareholder distribution – does not mean that the people running it don’t take out huge salaries

    • Yes they’re all shape shifting reptilians. So are we though so it’s cool.
      Hail Satan!

    • Yes, using the precautionary principle is always a good idea, especially as we only have one planet, otherwise we could run this planet into the ground and then, at length, move on to the second (hypothetical) planet.

      Cheers, JBS

      • Great caricature! Im gonna save that one.

  • It is amazing witness a time when humanity has all the technology to replace fossil fuels, yet nobody is not doing much about it. This is due to collective human thinking inertia, I give it a maximum of 5 years until we will see a general move to non-fossil methods. Again, I am amazed to live in such a time where nothing happens. The quiet before the storm? The moment of silence before a general hysteria? The “I told you so’ moment is right around the corner and I am happy to see it happen during my lifetime. In the meantime, all I experience is a severe drought and freakish smog, every day.

    It took me 5 years to fully realize that 100% energy is NOT a dream, I am a high tech guy and I have to admit that I last year I was still driving a fossil car. Shame on me for not waking up earlier.

    • Good for you to realize that, you might not know but there are a lot of people in the world who think global and act local!

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