Should We Transfer to Renewable Energy?
In his victory speech, Joe Biden mentioned that he will ratify the Paris Accord for America to rejoin this effort to combat climate change. In Australia, we currently subsidize the renewable energy sector by millions of dollars each year and the amount of electricity that wind turbines produce is 7.1% of our total energy consumption and most of this money at present is borrowed. It is a little difficult to determine the amount of energy generated from solar power as there are a large number of solar panels on peoples roofs in Australia and I am not sure if any organization has the numbers. Are we going to suggest to the world that we should transfer to renewable energy? How do we power our industry? How do we power our transportation? I think the current climate thinking is a smoke screen and the initiatives that are being put forward will not solve the problem. How does the northern hemisphere manage as they do not have as much sun as we do down here?
I think the renewable energy transfer is required. But there are still a huge amount of money in the fossil energy. It means that there is currently no strong business interest in renewable energy. The movement toward renewable energy mostly termed as initiatives which means that it is like testing the water.
Renewalable energy can be used for some famillies ,but saying that the whole America or the western countries should only use Renewalable energy is a big dream and maybe not reachable for now. Politicians tell lies, they just talk sometime to please people.
Yes, I agree with the comments so far. Solar power is good in a country like Australia where we have a lot of sunshine even in winter but I am not sure how that would work in other places in the world. I agree that something needs to be done regarding coal fired power as there will come a time when we will exhaust all of the coal reserves and it is the same with oil as well. Countries/governments should be working on what will replace fossil fuels instead of trying to placate every interest group that pops up or every Greta Thunberg that waves a banner and claims we should send all our economies and standard of living back to the dark ages..
It’s the best one of the best options if we to combat climate change effects. But it’s sustainability I think, is the biggest challenge.
If the government of world is serious to handle climate change, it must start from changing fossil energy to solar or turbine. Moveover, the fossil exhaust that is causing this climate change be converted into a new energy.
The dependence on petroleum would still continue for a long time until a suitable alternative is discovered.
Green energy won’t be able to drive our industries at the moment or even in the foreseeable future; nuclear energy, although expensive, is an option.
This energy would work out the best solution to environmental degradation especially here in Africa where we use a lot firewood. This if well thought out can save our forests and help to avert climate change effects.
Its not viable at the moment. We need to wait until tech co’s come up with better and cheaper solutions. Morally we should but economically no
Renewable energy resources are better, but,they cannot sustain development goalsof many countries in the world.
Honestly, I prefer this energy in place of chemical energy which pollutes the environment and causes climate change. But in order to achieve a reliable renewable energy, more work should be done.
Renewalable energy is good for us to prevent the environment and stop producing more CO2 and reduce air pollution. The matter is it’s expensive and it will be less accessible by many people. It’s very costly indeed.
There is lots of great going on at the moment and the change to renewable energy will progress further over the next 5 years but it is still away off from being affordable to the masses. We need all the big companies to get involved and put money behind it.
If renewable energy is affordable, is much more preferable than fossil. More so, renewable energy does not have environmental hazard like fossil energy.
Although it is a good option to reduce climate change and protect the environment; It will be very difficult for poor people to afford it. We must find a way to make it less costly and accessible by everybody.