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Fossil Fuel Free Nations

Several nations have declared their intent to become fossil-fuel-free. In this post you can find websites and news articles with more details about this international movement.


5 Countries That Prove the World Doesn’t Need Fossil Fuels These countries now lead the way toward a future free of petroleum and dirty energy. In the process, they save significant amounts of money on national energy costs while preserving and protecting the world’s natural resources.

  • Costa Rica

  • Denmark

  • Scotland

  • Sweden

  • Finland

  • Fossil Free Sweden (the Swedish Government's website) Sweden will be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare countries. To this end, the Government has launched the Fossil Free Sweden initiative, where Swedish actors are given the opportunity to call attention to how they are contributing to climate change work. The initiative brings together actors from the business sector, municipalities, regions and organisations from across the country.

  • Ban of fossil fuel-driven vehicles

  • Sweden To Become The World’s First Fossil Fuel-free Nation in History

The theme of Non-Oil, Power-Exporting Countries ("NOPEC") was first presented online in 1989:

Several papers about NOPEC and the goal of 100% renewable energy have been presented at ASES and ISES conferences, and in Solar Today magazine since that time:

  • 1990 NOPEC II (ASES)

  • 2000 Apollo2 - Solar Energy Meets the Challenge (ISES)

  • 2005 A Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy (Ecotopia)

  • 2006 A Wake-Up Call Dawn of the Solar Era (ASES / Solar Today)

Several organizations have been helping to organize international commitments to 100% renewable energy:

  • Renewables 100 Policy Institute

  • The Solutions Project

  • Go 100% Renewable Energy

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