Platform to drive 100% renewable growth launched

A platform to promote 100% renewable energy and decentralised power systems was launched today. The announcement of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform coincided with the start of the UN Climate Change […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A platform to promote 100% renewable energy and decentralised power systems was launched today.

The announcement of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform coincided with the start of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

It aims to connect leaders from civil society, business, government and science in order to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change, provide access to modern energy for all and commit to only 100% renewable investments with immediate effect.

Members of the platform, which include the World Future Council, the International Solar Energy Society and the Climate Action Network, also aim to work with legislators, government officials and communities to drive sustainable systemic change beyond energy technologies.

Naoto Kan, Platform Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Japan, said: “Renewables contribute to world peace because conflicts over resources can be avoided if countries can produce their own electricity sustainably.”

Google plans for its data centres and offices to be powered 100% by renewables by 2017.