UN Backed Study: Phase out fossil fuels by 2100

Posted on November 2nd, 2014

fossil fuelThe following is an edited version of an article by the BBC:

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.

If not, the world faces “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage.

The UN said inaction would cost “much more” than taking the necessary action.

The report says that reducing emissions is crucial if global warming is to be limited to 2C – a target acknowledged in 2009 as the threshold of dangerous climate change.

The report suggests renewables will have to grow from their current 30% share to 80% of the power sector by 2050.

In the longer term, the report states that fossil fuel power generation without carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology would need to be “phased out almost entirely by 2100″.

“Science has spoken,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side.”

“There is a myth that climate action will cost heavily,” said Mr Ban, “but inaction will cost much more.”

SUNFLAIR at Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair

Posted on September 21st, 2014

Join us for the 7th annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. There will be demos on everything from compression only CPR and fire suppression techniques to amateur radio emergency communications and home electrical safety. PLUS we’ll be handing out free solar-cooked samples!

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10am-2pm
Fire Station 87, 10124 Balboa Blvd, Grenada Hills, CA

Click on the link below for a video from last year’s event:

 

SUNFLAIR as a Dehydrator

Posted on February 16th, 2014

The Sunflair Solar Oven works as a solar dehydrator too! Click on the image for a reprinted article by Kathryn Mercer of the Waikato Times in New Zealand: solar dehydrator

SUNFLAIR in the Solomon Islands

Posted on December 8th, 2013

Solomon Islands 5x7We love this photo sent by a customer of an oven donated to a family in the Solomon Islands. Show us how you’re using your SUNFLAIR Solar Oven!

SUNFLAIR in San Francisco

Posted on November 5th, 2013

green festival san franciscoVisit SUNFLAIR at the San Francisco Green Festival this weekend…
Sat. November 9: 10am – 6pm
Sun. November 10: 11am – 5pm
…at the Concourse Exhibition Center: 635 8th St, San Francisco, CA

Check out the latest inventory. Exchange your Green Bucks for a water-pasteurizing indicator. We look forward to seeing you there!

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