Renewable energy sources are those that, after being used, can be regenerated in a natural or artificial way, subject to cycles that are maintained in a more or less constant way in nature. Renewable energies make use of natural resources such as wind, sunlight, water flow or vegetable oils to generate enough power for human consumption without harming the planet.
As they do not produce pollutant emissions, they are the cleanest and most viable solution in the midst of a very harsh environmental reality. According to IEA (International Energy Agency), renewable energies represent a radical change in the forms of energy production compared to traditional ones (such as oil or mineral exploitation), not only to the benefit of the environment, but also because they are a way of boosting the market with the generation of jobs and competitiveness in economies of scale.
The future of renewable energy looks quite promising. We may not say it ourselves, but if we look at the constant activist movements, proposals of environmental, political organisations and the small-scale collaboration of citizens we are sure to see a huge difference in the future for our environment.
By 2020, renewable energy through photovoltaic solar panels, thermoelectric or wind power systems is expected to reach 30%, which is a 7% increase from 2015 at 23%
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Some proposals distributed by the Clean Energy Ministerial are already being implemented. They all come from different countries and aim to significantly improve their local environment, but they also demonstrate that, if implemented, it is possible to help the planet through global renewable policies.
In addition, thanks to the Paris Agreement of the World Climate Summit, it is expected that by 2020 all signatory countries will reduce their emissions of carbon and other pollutants to the limit of negatively impacting the environment.
Of course, it's possible!
By 2016, the worldwide production of renewable energy equalled fuel production, which is a major step forward for the future. Maybe in 2022, we'll be able to double it. This means that biofuels will have a 93% boom.
On a large scale, the UK has joined renewable energy policies by increasing the use of solar plants by 26% and wind systems by 11% in 2016. By 2020 this is expected to increase by 11%, so we can all work together to unite for the planet.
Laws in the UK have supported renewable energy policies to get more people to join in the change, benefiting not only the planet but also its budget. The Renewable Obligation (RO) was designed to promote the generation of electricity in an ecological and massive way, rewarding entrepreneurs for life.
Renewable energy is gradually becoming the key to the future for all of us. The resources are there and the power is now in our hand to decide whether or not we want to help save our planet!
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