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By Lester R. Brown, Emily Adams, Janet Larsen, J Matthew Roney

The nice strength transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources of strength is less than way.

As oil lack of confidence deepens, the extraction dangers of fossil fuels upward thrust, and matters approximately weather instability solid a shadow over the way forward for coal, a brand new international strength economic system is rising. The previous financial system, fueled via oil, normal fuel, and coal is being changed with one powered by means of wind, sunlight, and geothermal strength.

The nice Transition information the accelerating speed of this international strength revolution. As many nations turn into much less enamored with coal and nuclear energy, they're embracing an array of unpolluted, renewable energies. while solar power tasks have been as soon as small-scale, principally designed for residential use, power traders are actually development utility-scale sunlight initiatives. Strides are being made: the various large wind farm complexes below development in China will each one produce as a lot electrical energy as a number of nuclear energy vegetation, and an electrified shipping procedure supplemented via bicycles may reshape the way in which we predict approximately mobility.

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