Renewable is a vital cog in our energy supply
Renewable energy consumption growsOver the same time period renewable energy consumption increased by almost 50%, contributing an equally sizeable chunk to the hole left by the reduction of coal-fired energy. So instead, it has been the increased use of clean, renewable energy sources that has really contributed to this dramatic reduction. An incredible 40 of that 70% was down to wind energy, for instance, with the rest made up of varied energy efficiency technologies. These are difficult but important times for the global energy industry. Nations are working towards a new climate deal, whilst the world attempts to unite in a shared interest in reducing carbon emissions. In Europe, debate rages about the reliance of Western Europe on gas produced in Russia. In the UK in particular, news programmes currently carry stories about the fragility of UK energy reserves, moving towards what is predicted to be bitter winter months. If the US keeps up with their laudable increase in renewable fuel, such sources could go on to make up to 20% of country’s energy needs by 2020. And that’s a lot of energy. It really boils down to the health of the US economy and the maintenance of subsidies. Certainly 2015 is set to be an important year in the global energy scene and it would seem that clean technologies, and renewable sources, are set to play an ever increasing role in the evolving story of global sustainable energy supply.
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