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100 % renewable energy in 10 years!

100 % renewable energies in 10 years

In contrast to the current policies of many states, the expansion of renewable energies must come first in climate policy. Consequently, energy efficiency must only be the second or third priority in climate policy. In short, renewables come first.

Electricity

Undoubtedly, Electricity has a dominant role in a national economy based only on renewable energies. Therefore, reaching or exceeding the mark of 100 percent renewable electricity production relative to consumption is an important milestone for any state. Additionally, the speed of the expansion of renewable electricity production is very significant in terms of climate policy. In particular, Uruguay is a fine example. Incredibly but true, in just five years, Uruguay increased the domestic renewable electricity production relative to consumption from only 58 percent in 2009 to 106 percent in 2014.

SolarSuperState Association

Contrarily to most environmental organizations, the SolarSuperState Association has been committed to 100 percent renewable energies since its foundation. The association has always advocated a complete domestic supply of renewable energy versus consumption. Therefore, the association is the global voice of people and organizations that can benefit from rapidly increasing markets for decentralized renewable energy technologies (wind and solar energy, energy storage, …) by a:

SolarSuperState

Finally, the SolarSuperState Association introduced the term SolarSuperState. According to this, a SolarSuperState is a state with a complete domestic renewable energy supply. In other words, a SolarSuperState can cover all its energy needs for electricity, buildings, transportation, and industry with renewable energy. The bottom line is that a SolarSuperState must fulfill this condition at least in an annual balance.

National policies

The international management standards recommend the application of an iterative four-step management method to organizations of all kinds. This management method is also called PDCA (plan–do–check–act or plan–do–check–adjust). After that, planning (plan) is the first step. This planning step includes the definition of the organization’s policy and then the establishment of the objectives. Based on this, the SolarSuperState Association recommends the following policy, overall objectives, and targets for all states.

Policy
  • National organization of a maximum of short-term climate protection because of climate emergency
  • Peaceful coexistence of states and prevention of a nuclear war
National objectives and targets

The SolarSuperState Association recommends that all states adopt the following goals. In any case, the deadlines for achieving the goals should be between zero and ten years. The catalog of goals comprises three overall objectives and ten targets.

Objectives

As proposed by the association, all states should pursue the following overall objectives:

  • Renewable energies for electricity, buildings, transport, plastics, metal production
  • Net contribution to Global Cooling
  • World without nuclear weapons
Targets

Analogous to the overall objectives, the deadlines for achieving the targets must be between zero and ten years.

NoTargetsDelay, years
1Full supply of domestic renewable electricity without fossil and nuclear energy (production versus consumption) every hour of the year including necessary electricity storage5
2Complete supply with domestic renewable energy without fossil and nuclear energy (including plastics)10
3Exclusively organic farming0
4Obligatory treatment of manure of stock farming in biogas installations2
5Clean vegetable waste from agriculture, forestry, households, municipalities to production of biochar and bio-coal instead of composting or burning4
6Start of ecologically justified afforestation of deserts, savannah, areas of Alpine transhumance0
7Standard new buildings: energy efficiency according to classic passive house and additionally higher energy production at the building than consumption in an annual balance with additional minimization of the use of grey energy and transition to renewable raw materials0
8Standard old buildings: energy production at the building bigger than consumption in an annual balance0
9Prohibition of sale of new vehicles, machines, combustion plants, and heat pumps that are driven by fossil energies0
10
Conversion of weapon-grade uranium to low enriched uranium and prohibition of nuclear electricity production and ownership of nuclear weapons0
Ten national targets