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Renewable energies were something completely unknown to some people and some countries a few years ago. Currently, it is more common to see this type of technology, but can only some have them? they are renewable energies a luxury?

The technological evolution of renewable energies has grown exponentially in recent years, to such an extent that they compete face to face with polluting energies and technologies, without taking into account the social and environmental benefits that they do not bring.

The solar energy, It is already a leader in many countries. It manages a very competitive price, if not the most in all markets. Countries like Mexico (17 €), Chile (18 €), Germany (39 €), India (28 €) and Saudi Arabia (15 €) (the latter with a record price and despite its large fossil fuel market).

Germany, for example, known the world over for its daylight hours, shows us that there are no obstacles or excuses to take advantage of every available minute of sunshine.

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The wind power Earth is on the verge of catching up with solar in price and is also globally competitive with other technologies in countries such as Canada (€ 24), Mexico (€ 36), Germany (€ 44), Morocco (25 €), India (32 €) and Brazil (20 €), the latter being the leader of its group with the lowest price.

These figures are the price paid for electricity in MWh (Mega Watt hour).

The offshore wind energy It has experienced similar growth leading in European countries such as the United Kingdom (€ 65), Denmark (€ 50), the Netherlands (€ 54) and Germany (€ 44), again being the energy leader despite its weather conditions or geographic location.

Meanwhile, in Spain, “the land of the sun”, we pay more for other polluting energy sources such as nuclear energy with a price of 52 € per MW and an annual average of 78 € for electricity. produced by gas. The legislative madness in this country is enormous, very soon support was given to renewable energies without planning, immediately followed by sanctions and retroactive measures which led to legal uncertainty which in turn resulted in the Spanish renewable energy industry. , losing nearly 80,000 jobs and leaving the country. at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the world.

What is really holding back renewable energies?

Legislation designed by and for these polluting energies is indeed a luxury and we all pay for it.

Currently, there is an agreement under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change called the “ Paris Agreement ” which establishes measures to reduce and mitigate greenhouse gases, which 195 countries have signed their commitment to this change. Thanks to this and other relevant factors, countries and the rest of the world will have to compete for these technologies and their affordable prices.

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