Invisible Dust Recommends #8 – Renewable Energy, Global Efforts & Hope For The Future
A solar panel field in the desert surrounding Las Vegas – Reuters
When capping off the year there is an understandable tendency to talk about ‘how terrible 2016 has been’, to the point where there is only so much doom and gloom we can take before we all become desensitized and give up following the news at all.
For this week’s IDR we thought we would bring to light the significant achievements in renewable energy across the globe, within a year that was very tough for those who care about the future of the earth.
The technology for clean, sustainable energy has been around for years – what has been difficult is implementing it on a large scale, due to expense and the influence wielded by energy companies with a heavy reliance on fossil fuel. However, as energy sources such as solar power have become cheaper there has become a rare opportunity for nations usually considered less developed; such as Uganda, Ghana or even Morocco, to advance beyond the supposed global ‘powerhouses’ in Europe, China and our own United Kingdom.
A solar panel field in Morocco – source: energydigital
As renewable energy becomes more economically viable, more money is being pumped into the sector and naturally there have been some success stories. Bare mind many of these are baby steps in the grand scheme of things, but they are a genuine source of hope of decarbonising our energy supply.