The global energy crisis affects most of us today. We consume energy for transport, heating, electricity, and other activities. The natural resources we use are limited. They won’t last us for too long. A couple of decades at best. Specifically, the current energy crisis comes from:
- Too much consumption
- Large global population
- Energy waste
- Old infrastructure
Almost all our industries run on non-renewable energy like fossil fuel. But that’s neither sustainable nor profitable in the long run. The planet’s population keeps growing, and our energy demands grow with it.
This leads to massive spikes in energy demands. We also waste a lot of energy that, if saved, could turn the energy crisis around.
We need renewable energy sources, and we need them now. Some of the better-known ones are solar power, hydropower, and wind power. We’re also using biomass energy and geothermal energy.
Because these energy sources are renewable, they don’t emit greenhouse gases. No global warming, no danger, no energy crisis!
Investing in renewable energy sources
There’s only one way to stop the global energy crisis. By adopting renewable energy sources! Unlike fossil fuels, which are limited, solar, hydro, and wind power are not.
It means they never run out. The sun will shine for countless generations, offering us a near-endless energy source.
To use more of the sun’s energy, we could invest in more efficient solar panels. They would power entire industries if done correctly.
At that moment, the energy crisis would no longer be a problem. Solar power is infinite, after all. We can consume all we want, and it won’t ever run out.
Hydropower, wind power, and bioenergy are the same. World governments are already starting to realize the impact of the coming energy crisis.
They’ve begun investing in new energy sources. But they also improve the ones we currently use. IRENA, the world’s leading organization for green energy adoption, is responsible for:
- Clean Energy Corridors
- Coalition for Action
- Collaborative Frameworks
- Global Geothermal Alliance
- Parliamentary Network
- Renewable Energy Roadmap
- Renewables Readiness Assessments
Local renewable energy projects
A simple way for governments to produce renewable energy is through local power generators.
These installations offer a better, more reliable source of energy that’s healthier and safer for us.
Without depending on limited fossil fuels, a country escapes the death race of the energy crisis.
To make these new energy sources available, governments need to step up their game, though. They need to assess the cost of renewable technology.
If it’s too high, they should attempt to lower it for greater accessibility.
Then, they need to ensure that the energy source is widely available for everyone. For more extended periods, even! Lastly, governments need to offer financial stimuli in promoting green energy sources.
Renewable energy sources can save the planet. That’s not up for debate anymore.
The only question is how we can improve the adoption of these energy sources. How can we make them more efficient and accessible?
Answering these questions will bring us one step closer to a healthier, safer world. With renewable energy sources made accessible, everyone can work together for a better future!