Scotland Going 100% Green by 2020

Registration for the ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage with SOFC-XIV is now open. The conference is set to take place this July in Scotland, a fitting venue when looking at the country’s goal of utilizing 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.

In 2012, Scotland pulled 40 percent of its power from renewable resources—a 24 percent increase over 2010.

Scotland is expected to hit the hallway point on the path of obtaining 100 percent renewable this year, making it the perfect platform for some of the top researchers globally in fuel cells and batteries.

“By the time the last new renewable electric power installations are being put in in Scotland in 2020, it will be crazy to use any other source,” writes academic and commentator Juan Cole. “If the whole world did what Scotland is doing, an enormous climate change catastrophe could be averted.”

This dedication to 100 percent renewable at such a rapid pace in Scotland shows the feasibility of going green quickly enough to keep global warming to a 2 degrees Centigrade increase. It further demonstrates the idea that moving toward renewable energy does not pose as much of a technological of economic barrier as it does political dilemmas.

Register for the ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage with SOFC-XIV now!


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