We have all heard about countries that are running on 100% renewable energy, but which of them has actually done so? So which country has not yet become a 100% renewable energy nation? The United States is one of these countries. The country currently produces 44% of its electricity using renewable sources. The question is: which country is next? It is very likely that the United States will soon reach that goal. But what if you were to remove fossil fuels from the equation?
By 2050, global fossil fuel use will likely have ceased. The world would then be able to power 99% of its energy needs with renewable sources. Stanford University has created roadmaps to make this happen. The roadmaps show that established technologies such as wind and solar will be able to meet the vast majority of the world’s energy needs by 2050. It would be the largest transition to renewable energy in history, and it would save billions of dollars.
Although many countries have yet to convert to 100% renewable energy, some countries have made significant strides. Some of these countries include Costa Rica, Albania, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Norway. The use of renewable energy has drastically reduced greenhouse gas emissions, which threaten the Great Barrier Reef and the California Redwood Forest. For countries like the United States and the UK, the goal may seem unattainable. However, countries like Australia have the money to invest in renewables, albeit only 15 percent of their electricity.