Renewable Energy achievement in Minecraft

Renewable Energy

Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.

Renewable Energy0
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How to unlock the Renewable Energy achievement

  • BdawginatorBdawginator303,612
    27 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 22 May 2019
    59 2 24
    Make a furnace using 8 stone. Then place wood in the top slot (NOT wood planks). Then use any wood or coal to make charcoal. Once you have a piece of charcoal then smelt another wood (not planks) using that charcoal and boom achievement.

    Update May2019: It seems a lot of people are having issues with this achievement now. For some of you make sure you are actually playing the correct version of Minecraft associated with this achievement since there are multiple Minecrafts on Xbox One. Also thanks to xPut Name Herex who discovered the furnace needs to be brand new, meaning the first thing made with it must be smelting wood with charcoal. So you will need a separate furnace to make the first piece of charcoal.

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    Fez40Worked for me with an old furnace :)
    Posted by Fez40 on 31 Oct 20 at 23:16
    YeksulcmI can’t get this to work. I’ve tried X put name herex’s solution and still nothing. I’ve tried multiple new worlds, resetting my Xbox. If anyone has more tips I’d greatly appreciate it!
    Posted by Yeksulcm on 24 Nov 20 at 20:17
    W1ntermutedA new patch for this game just went live and this achievement appears to be unlocking along with 'It's a sign' Loaded up a new world and popped it without issue on the first try
    Posted by W1ntermuted on 08 Dec 20 at 17:40
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  • TheWhiteR4bbittTheWhiteR4bbitt305,070
    11 Mar 2018 11 Mar 2018 11 Mar 2018
    12 2 0
    - Furnace
    - 3 pieces of wood or 2 pieces of wood* and 1 igniter (coal/charcoal**)

    - Create/Place the furnace
    - Place wood* in the top slot
    - Place wood* or other igniter (coal, charcoal**, etc) in the bottom slot
    - Place newly created charcoal in bottom slot
    - Place other piece of mandatory wood* in the top slot
    - Once the new charcoal is created the achievement should pop

    * Wood is not a plank
    ** Charcoal would get you the achievement
    20 Oct 2017 21 Oct 2017
    9 4 0
    use wood and make charcoal and then use wood and charcoal and get the achievement toast
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