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Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe While many countries struggle to transition to renewable energy, some have made the leap. So which countries use only renewable energy? Learn More: Vox: Costa Rica Has Gone 76 Straight Days Using 100% Renewable Electricity http://www.vox.com/2016/9/8/12847160/costa-rica-renewable-electricity The Guardian: Iceland's Energy Answer Comes Naturally https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/apr/22/renewableenergy.alternativeenergy Stanford News: The World Can Be Powered By Alternative Energy, Using Today's Technology, In 20-40 Years Says Stanford Researcher Mark Z. Jacobson http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/january/jacobson-world-energy-012611.html Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Skipping Marimbas" Check out http://www.evemattress.com and enter seek125 to get $125 off today! More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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David G (1 month ago)
I came across some videos on a hydrogen based breakthrough energy technology by the energy company H2IL I believe some multi-billionaire needs to snatch it up and solve EVERY countries energy issues. It's a must-see. Game changing but it looks legit.
beki tube (1 month ago)
Proud of my albania ❤
Utkarsh Anand (3 months ago)
Not every country has the same availability of resources. The population and energy requirements are also different. So, it’s important that you carefully transition by taking calculated risks, otherwise you’ll end up like Australia.
the patriot (3 months ago)
The biggest problem is increasing muslim population in world, you can relate it with any present problem existing in world today
Squirrelmaster88 (4 months ago)
"Not as achievable..." What? Regulation is literally only barrier keeping the U.S. from being 100% renewable.
Ibrahim Salaria (4 months ago)
I was expecting Bhutan to be in the list for sure. After all, they are the only country to have renewable energy as their main export and are a carbon *sink* not neutral country.
Bob Segar (5 months ago)
Nepal has population of 28 million and almost all of it's electricity requirement is met by hydropower.
dark NeoN (6 months ago)
She really said Albania, PHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
Sufiyan Memon (6 months ago)
It won't happen, reason: *PETRODOLLAR*
Nannette Battista (7 months ago)
With plans from Avasva you can make it really easy.
Mikael Orre Rye (7 months ago)
Norway?? We have 98% renewable electricity!!
Данил Данил (8 months ago)
Laura is so beautiful.
Word Wordsworth (9 months ago)
Hydro turbine geothermal Costa Rica Guanacaste dedicated $1bln
zoe fofo (10 months ago)
They just trying to shift away from Russia's influence in gas and oil
Khaliif Adam (10 months ago)
never heard of bhutan but i think ethiopia is +100% ren energy they even export electricity to naughbours
Shift (11 months ago)
They never mentioned Norway!
anjan adhikari (11 months ago)
Almost 100% of energy in NEPAL is hydro electricity.
Lettukana (11 months ago)
Costa Bhutan
Ronald Vaughn (1 year ago)
The United State used to have a lot of Hydro power plants, but the big money people killed almost all hydro plants because they couldn't justifiy raising rates.
Engineer 314 (1 year ago)
I like how you pointed out population. Single-handedly the reason why the U.S. just isn't going to be running on 100% renewable energy anytime soon. Only individual states might.
Leslie Guarino (1 year ago)
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politiks Brasil (1 year ago)
Brazil runs 85% on Hydro energy and we are the 4th largest country in the world (the size of Western Europe!) and our population is 206 millions
Vincent Punabantu (1 year ago)
This video is biased several African countries use renewable resources which are near 100% examples such as Zambia and Mozambique renewable energy accounts for 92% and 95% respectively
Jarod Farrant (1 year ago)
Green energy [email protected]& yahoo
Avinash Khetri (1 year ago)
We should learn something from costa Rica and Iceland
CRIS /34 (10 months ago)
Costa rica is a shithole
Benji McCaw (1 year ago)
The renewables are at full capacity and the demand for electricity is going to go up so these places are gonna need another source
roboliño schmidt (1 year ago)
Proud of you albania ♡♥♡♥
Gemini 0557 (1 year ago)
Manila, the capital of the Philippines has a population of 12,877,253. Much bigger combined of those countries. lol
Vasya Yatsenko (1 year ago)
So i made it too . just by using inplix scripts:)
Sotiris Krol (1 year ago)
The whole world needs to be like this
Stian Lind (1 year ago)
What about Norway? 99% of it's electricity comes from hydroelectricity.
Juicy Buttholes (1 year ago)
If I led a country I would go full nuclear and dump a whole lot of money to perfect it
Spirit Phoenix783 (1 year ago)
Co2 IS GOOD! WE NEED MORE CARBON EMISSIONS!
nerox2006x (1 year ago)
Yellowstone is basically a geothermal energy goldmine if we wanted to do it.
soumia a.a.b (1 year ago)
you forgot morocco and its very rich experience in the renewable energy!!!!! It has the biggest station of solar boards called " Noor " in which the COP22 have taken place recently!
Frank Demarco (1 year ago)
so if the world was only 100,000,000 people we could go green over night wow good news no mention of sun or wind power at all  . get real like it or not  right now we all need oil and gas  + wind+ sun  and any other way to make power for mankind
Chise986 _ (1 year ago)
HA not America
220volt-u (1 year ago)
bla bla bla
Tom (1 year ago)
what about The Maldeves?
Scottish Independence (1 year ago)
Scotland is set to be 100% renewable, reduce carbon emissions by 75% and reduce waste and increase recycling efficiency by 80% all by 2020.
Audrey Paget (1 year ago)
you are reading this comment.
Too bad this is liberal
Gordon Ramsay (1 year ago)
We need to get rid of America. They are the problem makers
Bcool L (1 year ago)
it's possible, but not gonna happen because government need to consider unemployement rate and business. but its a goal to aim
Tom (1 year ago)
I'm betting u didn't take into account imports and exports did u?
GoldFish (1 year ago)
What about the rest of scandinavia????
William Deschamps (1 year ago)
Why don't we run more geothermal energy? It seems to me that geothermal energy could be a consistent and efficient form green energy supply. It does take a lot of water but that same water can be constantly recycled. Better yet the amount of energy output from geothermal allows it to be self powering with excess output which could be put back into the hydro-electric power grid.
Songbird (1 year ago)
Why does everyone in these comments hate each other? AHAHAHA
kitmonsen (1 year ago)
You forgot Norway which is run on 98% renewable energy, and was one of the pioneers in HEP.
Costa Rica yeah!!!
Bogdan Sikorski (1 year ago)
Can't believe how stupidly simplistic this compilation is😂 None of these countries have ANY MAJOR industry! none are big and thus require large distribution network and none, bar one, provide their population with high standard of living which is energy expensive! As for german efficiency, they are shutting down their 6 nuclear power stations in favour of COAL stations and imports from their neighbours😈 And their wind turbines and sun pannels are only surviving due to HUGE theft subsidies from EU tarifs on their slave neibours😈😈😈
alek syd (1 year ago)
So the title should be which countries use 100% renewables for electricity generation....since cars mean power from fossil fuels...
SuppaTenshi (1 year ago)
No mention of Tokelau? Ok then...
Manuel Pinto (1 year ago)
Portugal runs on about 55 % renewable energies
kiwi face (1 year ago)
shut the fuck up, both indians and pakistanis rape children and women, thats why nobody likes them, period. say whatever you want, but you know im right
The Eh Team (1 year ago)
Notice how none of these use solar and wind to do the heavy lifting? The only clean heavy lifters are hydro and nuclear. Also Quebec isn't on that list, they sure want to be their own country :)
Rexman Gamer (1 year ago)
Well all countries can use solar energy
Guybrush Threepwood (1 year ago)
So basically, a country needs to have very low energy construction and live next to a suitable river to build a dam. That's how we all get renewable energy.
Ricardo Moreno (1 year ago)
Note the common renewable resource themes - Hydro and Geothermal, not wind, not solar.  Large countries like the USA should invest more in geothermal, nuclear, and pump storage.  USA has probably maxed out on Hydro.  We could use wind power to operate pump storage so that the grid gets constant reliable power.  However, nuclear like LFTR would have to be the primary source of electrical power.
Block Chain (1 year ago)
Is she real girl or 3d girl? looks so perfect and fine.
Lemonz1989 (1 year ago)
Am I missing something? Why should it be harder for a larger population to switch to renewable than for a small population? Doesn't it cost the same money per capita per unit of power, no matter the size of the population? I would even expect it to be cheaper for a large population than a small one, because of access to large "bulk" orders. Where I'm from, there are 49,000 people, and they just installed 13 wind turbines for a total capacity of 11.7 MW for about $13 million. That's $265 for each person living there. With more people the access to money and capacity would scale up around 1 to 1? I know it depends on the landscape, climate and whatever, but I'm talking in general terms.
hyou zan ren (1 year ago)
the oil companies dislike this vid!
linrkirk (1 year ago)
but what does it cost the consumer comparison ?
Chinmay Parab (1 year ago)
lmao! my city Mumbai's population is 20.7 Million 😂
Carl Axel Wiborg (1 year ago)
not even mentioning norway/ sweden? terrible.
Landon Thomas (1 year ago)
You guys forgot about Bhutan. Bhutan is completely renewable.
Pma (1 year ago)
why is this comment section full of people wondering why the comment section is full of Pakistans and Indians hating on eachother?
Baghel Aki (1 year ago)
TheMainnj renewable funny convo, isn't 😂😂 lol
Fjorgynn (1 year ago)
Title should be: "Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Electricity" The electricity share of the worlds total energy consumption is only about 18%.
The Punisher (1 year ago)
your nose upsets me
Aditya Nambiar (1 year ago)
even Bhutan a small tiny nation between India and China also depends entirely on renewable sources of energy
John Smith (1 year ago)
Awesome
kairon156 (1 year ago)
So... your saying the best way to become 100% renewable is to lower the human population?
Matt Aydlett (2 years ago)
You forgot Bhutan! 🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹
Matt Aydlett (2 years ago)
Make a video about our philosophy of GNH (gross national happiness) rather than GDP
MegaMementoMori (2 years ago)
In cases when having renewable energy actually saves money, I am all for it. However, I heard that energy prices went up dramatically after Merkel's policies were implemented. It's better not to speed things up, in the next decades, as technology improves solar, wind, wave etc. plants will be the most profitable ones anyway :)
Tabs T (2 years ago)
2-4 decades? Haha they could ALL be 100% renewable in 10 years if they really wanted to.
Leocram Vinci (2 years ago)
I really didn't expect Paraguay to be on this list
Leonardo Alvarenga (2 years ago)
Hilarious propaganda, we are the 5th most populous country in the world but more than 80% of our energy is renewable.
Ole Tom (2 years ago)
You forgot about Norway 98% of all electricity is Hydro power
Matt W (2 years ago)
Noodle. This is my sixty-ninth petition.
Deepak Baral (2 years ago)
Bhutan
Max W (2 years ago)
Long live Hillary Clinton and her Fossil Fuel donors. Fuck the Earth.
Dominic beaudry (2 years ago)
I think that the province of Quebec in Canada was worth mentioning for its renewable electricity use, even if it is not a country.. It manage to produce 99% of its electricity by hydro power for the 8 million inhabitant of the province, it is even able to export some of that electricity to neighboring provinces and north eastern states in USA. Plus, the current investment in the electricity grid are made in the wind sector. But well, it is not a country after all.
Alex Salvador (2 years ago)
Algae. It can be used for numerous things, including biofuel. Plus, it can be grown just about anywhere. Do it world, just do it.
Robert Giasson (2 years ago)
Only five country ? I'm quite sure that this list can be bonified by a lot more other states.
Tsegaab Daniel (2 years ago)
why about ethiopia
Muhammad Risvan (2 years ago)
they can actually switch to renewable energy quicker, but the oil traders won't be too happy about it.
Thecuriousone (2 years ago)
Seeker daily, don't you think it's time for a "How powerful is Costa Rica" video? Trust me this country is not like the others it is special
Dro52 (1 year ago)
Thecuriousone Back in 1884, Costa Rica's capital city (San José) was the first one in Central America to use an electrical grid. Now the whole country runs on fully renewable energy. I'm proud.
Nico By (2 years ago)
Norway is 99% renewable, all pretty much hydro! Weird it didn't make the video as its bigger than all the countries except Paraguay.
Torsten Landsson (2 years ago)
U S A W A S M E N T I O N E D B U T N O R W A Y A N D S W E D E N W A S N O T
Danto Johnson (2 years ago)
All of these people except Iceland are piss poor! They may run on green energy now but they'll probably collapse financially in the future!
Maximiliano Smith (2 years ago)
Uruguay
Daniel (2 years ago)
I thought denmark would be on this list
Armands Gulbis (2 years ago)
you are voice oil company's :D Denmark on a windy week can produce up to 140% of it's need for electricity on wind... talking about resources, we can always find money for wars, but wind mills cost too much ....
Rafiel Rosario (2 years ago)
It's possible people. Let's do it in the US
Chraman (2 years ago)
The first reason is crap.
Arsuuuuu (2 years ago)
Bien hecho costarriceneses!!
Why is Seeker Daily so much more objective than Vox??
Libertador (2 years ago)
the Nazi RuSSians shot the Ukrainian protesters in maydan. Then proceeded to invade the country and murder its people.
Playlists Galore (2 years ago)
Oh I see you are using the theme music to American Beauty now in your videos. Still, change it. Make it a monotone beep going off every 5 seconds with a light drum beat.

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