Although renewable energy has proved to be favourable for sustainable development there are still many negative myths among people. To help people know more about it, we list here the five more important benefits of renewable energies:
Help Us Fight Climate Change
Its Resources Do Not Exhaust
Renewable energy sources are inexhaustible and adapt to natural cycles, unlike conventional energy sources (coal, gas, oil or nuclear energy). This make it the key to create a sustainable energy system that enhances local development without risking the future of next generations.
It Reduces Economic Uncertainty
Unlike energy generation from fossil fuels, whose costs constantly change and depend on the circumstances, the production costs of renewable energies are foreseeable and plannable. In addition, renewable energies can be found in any part of the planet, which is a differential advantage for domestic economies, ensuring energy independence as fossil fuel imports will be no longer necessary.
It Is Good for Domestic Economy
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), duplicating the renewable energy quota worldwide until reaching 36% would mean the rise of employment from 9.2 million to more than 24 million people in the sector in 2030. Furthermore, global economy would grow by 1.1% (equivalent to 1.3 trillion dollars).
It Is Competitive and Accepted Around the World
For many years now, the costs of renewable energies have been globally decreasing thanks to the development of new technologies that improve their efficiency as well as the growing political support they received across the world given their many benefits. Currently, the public opinion is in favour of clean energy and sustainable technologies.