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Can 100% renewable energy power the world? - Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei

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Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable energy sources. So why don’t we exchange our fossil fuel dependence for an existence based only on renewables? Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei describe the challenges.

Additional Resources for you to Explore

This book, "Sustainable Energy—Without the Hot Air," will provide more background on renewable energy. A synopsis of the book is available at this link.

Find all of this very interesting? Read these articles: The Future of Energy Supply: Challenges and Opportunities and Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties.

Watch these TED Talks on sustainable energies: A reality check on renewables from David Mackay and The missing link to renewable energy by David Sadoway.

These TED-Ed lessons will also teach you a bit more about renewables:
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Federico Rosei, Renzo Rosei
  • Director Giulia Martinelli
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Animator Giulia Martinelli
  • Sound Designer Alessandro Nepote
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox, Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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