A Shift to Renewable Energies
by atherrien on September 25, 2015 - 9:42pm
Switching completely to renewable energies by 2050 to get rid of non-renewables is not only possible but also would create millions of job according to a document published by Greenpeace on Monday. The article "Une transition vers l’énergie renouvelable créerait des millions d’emplois" published in Le Devoir puts forward that sceptics are to be confused about the possibility to live completely depending on renewable energies.
The article puts forward two main points to assess the inevitable switch to renewable energies. First, the solar and wind energy have come to maturity and outperform oil in terms of production costs. In the long run, these sectors are even expected to outperform oil in terms of job opportunities. The job demand in the wind energy sector, for instance, will literally be ten times greater than it actually is by 2030. Moreover, the augmentation of oil prices due to its growing rarity will benefit to renewable energies, as they are always available in great quantities. Definetely, most energy demand will be growingly satisfied by the sustainable energies. However, the author underlines the fact that today, 80% of the energy demand is satisfied by fossil energies.
I believe the shift to renewable energies would not only be economically profitable as proposed in the article, but also the best choice for future generations. Indeed, it is a simple act of generosity towards next generations to take action now against climatic change. They won’t have to deal with these energies’ problems and could get busy with larger, more important issues such as famine, plagues or wars.
Agence France-Presse (2015, Spetember 22). Une transition vers l’énergie renouvelable créerait des millions d’emplois. Le Devoir.