Getting to a Renewably Powered Future

Jul 24, 2016

  Sooner or later, clean electricity will have to power our future. But that future world will be significantly different than the one we live in now. In this first of a three-part series, KRCB explores the projections of two local energy industry analysts.

Transportation is a huge consumer of oil and gas, and converting that to renewably-sourced electricity will be one of the biggest challenges we face, says Richard Heinberg. Because moving people around is just the tip of the melting iceberg.

Credit Taken from Our Renewable Future

  Likewise, converting manufacturing--including the mining of raw materials and the transportation of both those materials and the finished products--to become renewably powered is possible, at least theoretically. But it will be costly, Heinberg cautions.