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[Ambassador report] The Energy Enigma: Stopping System Shifts

by Elliot Connor | 21-10-2019 19:08 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



“Green, clean and yet to be seen” pretty much sums up the state of renewable energy in our present society. We’ve got the technology and its improving at a rate of knots, but the take-up is lacking. So what’s up? Who’s to blame for this apathy and what can we do to fix it?

When it comes to this non-renewable nightmare, fossil fuels tend to get the worst rap of it. With 10 million dollars per minute going into fossil fuel subsidies across the globe, the industry is clearly going strong despite being past its prime. To put that in perspective, funding for nature-based climate solutions is a mere 2% of this- and which one do you think we more need?

Fossil fuels are by any measure the largest contributor to the problem, so what keeps this system going. One could blame the billions of dollars of revenue pushed into false news, scientific confounding and other such campaigns to muddy the waters of public opinion. With all those jobs at risk, there’s certainly the manpower and the money to keep the system on its feet- and of course in areas such as Australia where political opinion is divided, mindless followers will be naturally drawn towards these pro-fossil fuel tendencies.

Energy production ultimately is currently set up in such a way that large standardized systems are favoured- that is, microgrids are either discouraged or openly illegal, and low energy prices from the heavily subsidized government fossil fuel plants makes such a change economically unnecessary. If we could only realize that better health, education and countless other community benefits stem from the usage of sustainable energy, then we would surely unite behind the cause- and the 2040 movie released earlier this year was certainly a good start for this.

Transport, farming and other major industry sectors are equally significant contributors to emissions, and mustn’t be ignored by activists and legislators as we try to facilitate this transition. In the United States, 20% of all emissions come from road vehicles, and with an extra 1 billion cars expected to hit the roads globally in the next two decades, this needs to be drastically reduced for climate targets to be reached. Smart car-share is an option, which will be facilitated by self-driving vehicles, but equally electric cars and hybrid vehicles if given proper backing could be revolutionary.

Deforestation accounts for 11% of global emissions, the vast majority of this as a result of unsustainable farming practices. So agricultural education to accompany expansion is a must, with a positive balance struck between large commercial operations and subsistence farmers. The irony here is that improvement in yields aligns perfectly with more environmentally-conscious techniques.

So the solutions as I stated very much do exist, but the will is lacking. We must recognize not only that the time has come for urgent action, but to do so in a scientifically conscious and sustainable manner to create the brighter future we seek.

5 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello elliot

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about The Energy Enigma: Stopping System Shifts

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 26-10-2019 10:31

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hi Elliot

    Great report about your thoughts on transition to renewable energy. There seems to be pretty much hesitation of the industries about implementation of the renewable energy. There could be many reasons, but as you mentioned, lack of productivity and efficiency is the prime reason. However, the air of the earth is just being destroyed and there is not much time left before it's too late to take action. Transition to renewable energy can be a great option, if there is some consent between variety of enterprises and politicians.

    I hope the situation gets better across the world.

    Thank you for the insightful report.

    Keep up the good work.
    Posted 25-10-2019 01:26

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Elliot!
    This is Lisa your mentor:)

    Having seen some of your latest achievements in the facebook, I am very proud that you are a member of this community! Also, you must have been very busy lately and welcome back to TUNZA!

    As you have well put, carbon emission is not solely due to fossil fuel but also there are other factors as well. That's why I think it is important that we tackle this problem from various aspects instead of just developing renewable energy. To narrow those multiple ways into two, I think those could be put as 'reduction in emission' and 'strengthening the rehabilitation capability'.

    Replacement of fossil fuel with renewable energy, finding a sustainable way for transportation and farming would fall into the category of the former and things like deforestation would be categorized into the latter. It is very important to take both approaches.

    Yes, I also do agree with the lack of will that you have mentioned. We have to be more passionate about these matters. I hope you guys inspire people around you, your local community and the world as well.
    Let's all keep our green fight steady and fierce!


    Posted 22-10-2019 18:20

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Elliot!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    Thank you for writing the report of global interest.

    Keep writing and shining.

    Yours,
    Meena
    Posted 22-10-2019 00:52

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hey
    thanks for sharing the great report . Sustainable energy is topic of interest globally.
    sincerely,
    bal
    Posted 21-10-2019 20:05

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