On his website Dr. Jeremy Leggett - founding director of Solarcentury & SolarAid and a chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) - published an article on the "State of The Transition, July 2016: Might the fossil fuel industries implode faster than the clean energy industries can grow to replace them?":
In a memorable recent statement, some of Germany’s top scientists argued that “controlled implosion of fossil industries and explosive renewables development” can deliver the targets in the Paris agreement on climate change. Taking this premise at face value, and setting aside the thought that other factors might also be needed, the course of events in July does not offer much hope that “controlled” is a word easily applicable to the array of existential problems currently battering the energy incumbency. And while the clean energy industries continue to make progress, they are clearly not “exploding” as fast as they could. Might it be that the ongoing implosion of fossil fuel industries will happen much faster than the necessarily explosive transition to solutions?
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