Can we build sustainability on renewable energy?

A question we hear asked is 'can we generate enough energy on sustainable energy?'  The answer is complicated but there are countries doing renewable programs such as Germany who generates 25% of energy from renewables and plans to reach 80% by 2050.  Could it be done here in the U.S.?  Most definitely.  With the right investments and political will, we have the potential to greatly reduce and end our consumption of fossil fuels.   But what about Natural Gas, our most abundant resource? Even with the Governor of Colorado recently drinking fracking fluid, Natural Gas is not the answer.  It is still a fossil fuel, emits carbon and extraction through fracking has serious problems.  Check out the latest episode of Gas Stories to see the story of a small village in Germany that has answered these challenges.