The first country to have completely eradicated fossil fuel in their system is Tokelau. You might not have even heard of this country before. It is situated somewhere between Hawaii and New Zealand. It is a country of just 1,500 people.
In 2013, the country was the first to have completely removed fossil fuel from their system. It might be a small country but the people have proven it can be done. It only means that if there is will power, major changes can happen.
Denmark has also done the same thing. This country is a lot bigger with over 6 million people. This destroys the idea that only small countries can have total dependence from fossil fuels. The only reason why it is difficult for a lot of countries is because they are deep under the pockets of oil companies.
They have manipulated a lot of governments to push for their interest. They have raked millions of dollars digging fossil fuels from around the world. If most countries, especially the major polluters, would just follow the footsteps of the other countries that have taken a strong stand, things will totally change.
The people also have to take a strong stand against these oil companies. The collective voices of the people are louder than the money poured by these companies to the government. This is an effective strategy to finally ask them to act in favor of the environment.
Moving towards renewable energy is not easy, but it can be done. It may cost more for now, but it can help save more money in the long run. The stories of countries that have completely transformed their energy system are inspiring. Take a look at the infographic below for the list countries and how they managed to succeed.