NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Back

Drawdown Ecochallenge: Electricity Generation

created by

Remy Noble

Oregon State University

Student

The power sector is the highest emitter of greenhouse gases each year, approximately 40 percent of overall atmosphere pollution. Fossil fuels make up 67 percent of the electricity generated in the world, a number that contributes substantially to climate change. More electric companies are beginning to turn to renewable energy as these resources become more efficient and cost effective. Currently, 24 percent of electricity comes from renewable sources and this number is predicted to increase in the coming years.

This collection demonstrates several ways that communities and countries have been limiting their carbon footprint by relying increasingly more on renewable power. In Kenya and India, local communities are using their natural surroundings of geothermal activity and agricultural waste (biomass) to provide clean energy. Paris has transformed entire areas to have almost zero emissions by using a combination of power sources such as solar and wind, and the Danish island of Samso generates 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. These stories show that individuals and communities can have a huge impact both on themselves and the world as they strive to improve their quality of life through renewable energy.

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH THE SOLUTIONS STORY TRACKER DATABASE OF THOUSANDS OF STORIES ABOUT INNOVATIVE RESPONSES TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES.  

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR NEW STORY ALERTS! YOU SELECT THE ALERT CRITERIA, AND WE'LL SEND YOU AN EMAIL WHEN NEW SOLUTIONS STORIES ARE ADDED TO THE DATABASE THAT MATCH YOUR CRITERIA!

Stories In This Collection (4)

Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya

Geothermal Energy Grows in Kenya
view story

India Increases Effort to Harness Biomass Energy

India Increases Effort to Harness Biomass Energy
view story

Paris is building the eco-community of the future right now. Here's how.

Paris is building the eco-community of the futu...
view story

The world's greenest island

The world's greenest island
view story
I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang

You are viewing the SolutionsU® Tutorial