Energetic transition
Energetic transition. Image: Olivier Le Moal Shutterstock

Energy to heat, cool, light, to boost global industries: renewable energies will be able to do everything in 2050.

Wind, hydro and solar sources – the trio of renewable energies – could meet virtually all of our energy-hungry society’s needs 30 years from now.

Virtually all of the world’s electricity demand for transport and for heating and cooling homes and offices, as well as for supplying the energy required by industry, could be satisfied by renewables by mid-century.

It’s him consensus of 47 research articles Peer-reviewed from 13 independent groups with a total of 91 authors who were assembled by Stanford University in California.

Some of the works tour the world widely, adding the potential of each technology to see if individual countries or entire regions could survive on renewable energy.

Special reviews of small island states, sub-Saharan Africa and countries like Germany seek to see what obstacles to progress are and how they could be removed.

In any case, the results are that the technology exists to achieve 100% renewable energy if the political will can be assembled to do so.

It seems that instead of the world you can currently find a system that improves fossil fuels in terms of cost.

Once energy efficiency is the cornerstone of energy policies, a combination of wind, solar and hydropower, with various forms of storage capacity, can add up to 100% of energy needs in all regions of the planet.

Stanford puts one of its jobs at the top of the list. Study the impacts of the proposals of the New Green Deal on network stability, costs, jobs, health and climate in 143 countries.

As the world approaches the seven million people who die each year from air pollution and limited fossil fuel resources that could lead to conflict, the Stanford researchers wanted to compare the current situation to a transition 100% towards wind energy., Solar and storage by 2050, with at least 80% by 2030.

Grouping the countries of the world into 24 regions that cooperate on network stability and storage solutions, supply could match demand by 2050-2052 with 100% dependence on renewable energies. The amount of energy used overall would be reduced by 57.1%, costs would decrease by a similar amount and 28.6 million more full-time long-term jobs would be created compared to normal operations.

The great consensus among researchers may come as a surprise to many. However, it seems that as the cost of renewables, especially solar and wind power, has come down and energy storage solutions have mushroomed, an improving system can be found in all areas. regions of the world.

That, plus the benefit of clean air, especially in Asian countries like India and China, makes renewables much more beneficial in any cost-benefit analysis.

The publication of so many documents reflects the consensus that climatologists have reached in warn the world’s political leaders that time is running out act to keep the temperature below dangerous levels.

All we need is political will to achieve climate stability.