28 DECEMBER 2022
2023: The year of renewable energies?
With just a few days to go before the start of a new year, the renewable energy sector is preparing to become one of the driving forces of the Spanish economy for the coming decades.
2022 has been a year marked by the energy crisis and high gas and electricity prices as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. This can only be combated by promoting the consumption of renewable energies and seeking to be positive despite this irremediable reality.
By 2023, greater energy efficiency is expected, which can be achieved by changing consumption habits, and an increase in renewable energies, which according to current data, are growing significantly. In fact, it is expected that in the next 5 years as much renewable energy will be generated as in the previous 20 years.
Here are some of the reasons why we must accelerate the pace towards clean and renewable energies in the coming year:
- Renewable energy is all around us, whether it comes from the sun, wind, water or the heat of the earth itself. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates that 90% of the world’s electricity can and should be sourced from renewables by 2050.
- They are cheap and an affordable option for most of the world. Between 2010 and 2020, solar energy costs fell by 85% and wind by 56%. This makes renewables even more attractive even in countries where incomes are medium or low.
- Clean energy sources are healthier and help not only against climate change but also to avoid air pollution in favour of health. This is necessary because about 99% of people on the planet breathe air that does not reach the right quality limits and can put their health at risk.
- Another reason is that they create new jobs, capable of generating three times as many jobs as in the fossil fuel sector. It is expected that a total of more than 30 million jobs could be created by 2030.
- Finally, renewable energies make economic sense. Solar energy together with wind energy are the most economical energy sources.
This coming year… Go for renewable energies!
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