Fortunately we innovative humans have already created other energy systems that do not rely on fossil fuels: systems such as solar, wind, wave, and geothermal energy.
Our next challenge is to implement these renewable energy systems on a large scale, replacing our fossil fuel–based system with one that will provide us with the same power but without the negative impacts of rampant CO2.
We need to change our actions not just at the individual level, but at the neighborhood, city, state, and national level. The more people who take action to tell our energy companies and governments that renewable energy is important to us, the more likely it is that we will see large scale shifts towards a system where renewable energy is the key rather than fossil fuels.
Here we define renewable energy resources, providing concrete examples of renewable energy systems that exist across the United States.
Innovation is an effective Value to use in conjunction with the frame element of Solutions. It focuses attention on our ability to be creative and resourceful in tackling problems, warding off fatalistic thinking and encouraging more productive considerations of problems and their solutions.