The Winds of Change – A Global Look at Energy Initiatives

Throughout the last few decades, as the world has grown more and more aware of the damage being done to our environment, governments, corporations, associations, institutions and organisations of all kinds have been working hard to come up with new and sustainable ways to produce energy in the future.

The world is changing and we are finally coming to terms with the damage that has already been done. Thankfully, we as a people, are now looking for alternatives to continue growing and developing our planet and our existence far into the future without harming our environment any further.

Let’s take a look at just some of the incredible energy initiatives that have been planned and implemented around the globe to improve how we care for the earth.

2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Summit met in September 2015 and focused heavily on the increasing need for use of sustainable energy resources and a general improvement to all factors affecting climate change.

From using solar power in Sydney to obtaining clean cooking fuels for sub-Saharan Africa, there is a long list of objectives set down by the United Nations in order to create a more sustainable future involving affordable and clean energies, sustainable infrastructures, responsible production and action for our oceans, land and air.

There are also other climate change and renewable energy summits taking place on a yearly basis. These promote partnerships and investments on a global scale by developing clean energy programmes for the future of our planet.

Energy Initiatives From East To West

From 2014 to 2016, the ACT Government in Canberra offered companies from around the world the possibility to take part in a huge project, known as supported wind farms, which aims to offer the region approximately 50% of the supply of electricity through the use of renewable wind energy by 2020.

China is now one of the world’s leaders for sustainable energy production and use. Already having reached their 2020 quota for solar energy use, they are on track to deliver their wind energy target by 2019 also. In addition to their overwhelming use of solar panels and assistance to deploy materials in other countries, China has also been implementing projects and developing different infrastructure that is designed to help them clean the air throughout the country.

India is also looking to be one of the world’s leading clean-energy suppliers by 2022, surpassing the outlook for growth in the EU. However, Europe is still pushing for a way to maintain a sustainable energy bill in the long-run with a new EU Renewable Energy Directive being introduced post-2020.

This July, over the pond in the US, the US House of Representatives is gathering to discuss the role of energy storage in the nation which will reduce the use of fossil fuels in one of the largest consumer countries on the planet.

Smaller-Scale Energy Initiatives

While many of the power giants in the world are taking on enormous plans to improve energy initiatives, there are those countries who are working independently but diligently to play their part in the climate change agenda. Many African nations have taken to developing new technologies and introducing micro-grid renewable energies that will have a major impact on the future of the environment.

Working Together for the Future of Our Planet

Around the world, there are millions of programmes and projects being developed and implemented with clean energy and sustainability in mind. With nations, governments and organisations around the world all working toward the same goal, we will be able to enjoy a healthier, greener and cleaner planet going forward.

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