One hundred percent of the world’s energy can be obtained via renewable energy. There are no technical, financial, space, nor resource barriers.
Political will is the only thing preventing a 100% renewable world from happening.
There are numerous academics, consultants, nations, and other groups that have put forth various 100% renewable energy scenarios. Though there are so many scenarios, I’ve found it difficult to find them at times due to the vagaries of search engine optimization. I also have a feeling that certain vested interests such as the nuclear and fossil fuel industries would prefer you not read them. So I decided to write this post to make it easier to find these resources.
Here is a list of various 100% renewable energy research papers, presentations, scenarios, and other interesting information: