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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment by Janet Sawin, Rolf de Vos, IEA-RETD

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Chapter Eleven

Getting on TrackLessons Learned for the Road Ahead

Contents

11.1 The Urgency for Acting Now!

The need for changing our energy systems is clear. With volatile oil prices that are trending upward and unstable sociopolitical situations in several key oil-producing countries, even as energy demand continues to rise around the world, the security of energy supply and hence the global economy is at risk. With ever increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, even during a period of economic crisis in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, stability of the global climate is at risk. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of ...

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