Archive - 26 June, 2013

Sustainable energy, challenge and solution

Sustainable energy, challenge and solution

Today, an important part of the world’s population, about 17%, is without access to electricity. Another 35% is dependent on energies like coal and wood in order to cook or heat. What’s the result? Over 4 million people are killed by indoor air pollution. Unsurprisingly, most of them are located in Africa and Asia. Developing countries are facing major challenges by trying to stem shortages in power supplies. But the underinvestment cannot afford a reliable and a good quality of electricity production.

How to solve the problems?

Scientific and technologic innovations brought least-cost solutions to develop renewable energy. Because there are two problems to face actually. In one hand, we have to make sure that energy production is sustainable and viable for the environment. In an other hand, we need solid business plans to ensure that projects are profitable.

Now, here are some renewable energy sources that could do it : hydropower, wind power, solar, and geothermal.

Electricity access is a hot topic today, because innovations are bringing new solutions, and because of the power of the energy sector. What do you think about that? Do you believe in a proper world with energy for all?

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