Almost every country on earth is affected in some way or the other due to global warming. This is evident from the rise in the sea level, frequent storms along with drought. Therefore, we must shift to Renewable Energy. This would not only save the environment and the communities but will also produce no global warming emission. The other primary reason why clean energy is necessary is to allow replenishment.
Clean Energy Systems:
Have you ever wondered why wind turbines and solar panel are becoming a common sight? It is because human activity has already pumped a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere resulting in harmful impacts. In fact, in the US, almost 29% of global warming emissions is from the electric sector, and most of these are from fossil fuels – coal and natural gas. On the other hand, renewable energy produces negligible or no harmful emission at all.
Smart development (Urban):
Quick growth is all about using data technology to improve efficiency and sustainability for further economic development. This would also enhance the quality of life. Smart construction also ensures that there is intelligent energy infrastructure. This is fast becoming an essential mantra in developing nations as well. In 2015, the Indian government had announced a plan to come up with 100 smart cities. This is a clear indication of its importance.
Sustainable land use:
It is estimated that almost 83% of the land surface has been affected by humans in the last half-century. This has further led to the degradation of about 60% of the eco-systems. Human footprint has been a significant factor for the loss of bio-diversity along with other degradations of the land. Therefore, sustainable land management is vital so that optimum use of property can happen. This will help to maintain the economic potential.
Wise water management:
Water is the primary medium that results in climate change which in turn impacts humans, society and environment. It is also crucial for the mitigation of a successful climate change since a lot of efforts to bring down the carbon emission depends on the access to water. Therefore, focusing on effective water resource management could be a crucial strategy to drive change. It has been estimated that the water sector can become energy efficient by 2030 by harnessing power from the treatment of wastewater.
Circular industrial economy:
The objective of a circular industrial economy is to re-define growth and to focus on society-wide benefits. The focus is always on separating economic activity from infinite consumption of resources. Overall, the objective is to maximize the value at each point in the life-cycle of a particular product. The advantage is a systematic shift to come up with long term resilience.
The most significant benefit with clean energy (or processes) is that there is no emission even during the life cycle of the technology, i.e. at the time of manufacturing, installation, operation, and decommissioning. This further helps to uplift the economy in the long run.