Why renewable energy is not going to save the planet (but what might)
This is the article that kicked off a series of articles I have published in mainstream media this year on themes of degrowth, this one focusing on the realities of energy transition.
"We are all aware of the ambitious changes we need to make if we are to avert catastrophic and irreversible climate change. However, exactly what we need to do remains a confusing minefield which few of us have the time or energy to navigate.
Every day we hear of a new technology that promises to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or a space-based solar technology that will power millions of homes, or, conversely, we find out that what was touted as a solution yesterday is no longer one today.
But all this “complexity” is just a distraction from the simple reality that to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown we need to make fundamental changes to the way we live."
You can continue reading 'Why combatting climate change means embracing degrowth' at The Spinoff.