Overview

The world energy system remains as carbon-intensive as it was last century.

The sun setting on civilization, Tokyo.1

This site profiles energy systems of the world and nations, demonstrating that a chasm has formed between our current path of business-as-usual, and the path to a safe climate.

The introduction pages explain that not only must we decarbonise the world’s energy system, but also drastically restrain our energy consumption and remove carbon dioxide on a massive scale. The extreme urgency of these three responsibilities call into question the legitimacy of our governments, the capitalist paradigm and our concept of ‘normal’ lifestyles.

Profiles of national energy systems will be progressively added to this site.

S White, May 2019.

  1. Photo by Arto Marttinen, Unsplash