Revolution or not renewable energy is becoming more important on the energy market. If it will be more significant than fossil fuel we'll have to wait and see but it's a step in the right direction.
There is a quiet revolution underway in the way we produce and consume energy. This revolution has been kickstarted by laws, regulations and the arrival of new technologies. It’s not glamorous, and can be slow and technical, but more people are applying themselves to the task internationally – and it is producing results. The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming overwhelming. This quiet revolution began in the UK in 1990 with the first regulations supporting renewable electricity. The rules obliging energy companies to support non-fossil-fuel-based electricity were originally conceived to support nuclear power after privatisation, with renewable sources such as wind power added subsequently. Twenty-five years and a couple of policy re-designs later the UK has a renewables sector which, though still dependent on subsidies, is starting to make serious in-roads into conventional energy systems.