The Beginning of the End?

Does 2015 mark the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era?

For the first time:

  • Architecture 2030 presents Roadmap to Zero Emissions
    Architecture 2030 presents the Roadmap to Zero Emissions at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) CCXG Global Forum in Paris, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn.

  • OECD Secretary General and head of UNFCCC call for Zero Emissions
    “We are on a collision course with nature. Now is the time for us to take bold decisions.” (Angel Gurria, OECD)
    “No architect should design buildings that import a huge amount of energy. Each building should produce as least as much energy as it’s going to need.” (Christiana Figueres, UNFCC)
  • New renewable power surpasses new fossil fuel power
    More new renewable energy generating capacity is being installed worldwide each year than new capacity in fossil fuels and nuclear power combined.

It certainly seems to us that all this marks the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era. Historic developments in 2014 advanced at a breakneck pace; it looks like 2015 may be even more extraordinary. Stay tuned.