(Català) La trasició energètica és possible i beneficiosa. Vuit publicacions científiques ho confirmen

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Las energías fósiles se están agotando. Con el ritmo de consumos actual las reservas mundiales se habrán agotado antes del 2060, como se demuestra en el libro del profesor de la UPC y presidente de CMES Carles Riba.
Algunos se refugian en negar la evidencia científica que supone el agotamiento de los recursos fósiles, mientras se ven obligados a recurrir a tecnologías cada vez más complejas, como el fracking, para extraer unos recursos cada vez más escasos. Otros proponen la energía nuclear con solución, obviando que también consume un recurso fósil muy escaso cono es el uranio, que se agotará en las próximas décadas. También hay quien propone falsas soluciones, como la captura de CO2, para permitir seguir quemando carbón sin emitir contaminación a la atmósfera, una tecnología que no impedirá que las reservas fósiles de carbón se acaben a mediados de este siglo.
Ante este escenario, la única solución viable es hacer una transición energética hacia un modelo energético sostenible basado en las energías renovables.
Al contrario de lo que mucha gente opina, las energías renovables son, hoy en día, una alternativa real que permitiría cubrir toda la demanda energética y prescindir de los recursos fósiles, con la consecuente reducción de las emisiones de contaminantes y, sorprendentemente para muchos, representado un enorme ahorro económico para todos aquellos países que no disponen de reservas de energía fósil.
A continuación adjuntamos una lista de enlaces a artículos científicos y publicaciones de todo el mundo que analizan, en profundidad y con rigor, y que demuestran la viabilidad y conveniencia de emprender inmediatamente una transición hacia un modelo energético basado completamente en las energías renovables.

Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Todo el mundo.
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Europa
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Dinamarca
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Bélgica
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Alemania
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: Holanda
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: California
Transición a un modelo energético 100% renovable para el año 2050. Ámbito: China, Japón y Corea

Todos estos artículos y publicaciones sostienen que, en cada uno de sus ámbitos de estudio, la transición energética hacia un modelo 100% renovable es una solución, no sólo viable, sino beneficiosa. Además sorprende que todos ellos utilicen la fecha de 2050 como límite temporal para hacer la transición, precisamente antes del agotamiento de las energías fósiles previsto como máximo para el año 2060.
Todos estos artículos llegan a conclusiones similares a las del estudio publicado por el vicepresidente de CMES Ramon Sans, donde se expone la propuesta de transición hacia un modelo energético sostenible TE21 propuesto por CMES como solución para el caso catalán, español y europeo, frente al agotamiento de las energías fósiles, proporcionando a la vez una muy sustancial mejora económica al reducir las salidas de capital, aumentar la independencia energética de los países y ciudadanos, y realizando fuertes inversiones locales en tecnología y mano de obra especializada con alto valor añadido.

Great success of the TE21 presentation in Atlàntida hall of Vic city

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Last 5th November our colleague, and vice president of CMES, Ramon Sans presented in Vic city, in the “Atlanta” hall, the Energy Transition for XXI century proposal -TE21-, emerged as result of the analysis of the energy situation and the energy evolution prospects. TE21 poses a gradual replacement of all fossil energy with renewable energy within a few decades, assessing the costs and benefits, and demonstrating that make this transition is possible, and it would be an important economic savings, and also showing that not make it will cause an energy collapse in less than 40 years due to fossil fuels exhaustion.
The presentation aroused much interest, and the hall was almost full, with about 600 attendees.
This interest shown by attendees during and after the talk excited Ramon Sans, particularly because Vic is his hometown.
The talk aroused the attention and interest of the participants, as was specially noted in the Question Time, which revealed the sensitivity and growing concern of the society with regard to both the environmental problem of the current energetic model and the need to tackle a new energetic model.
This talk was one more step in the CMES social communication of our concerns as a collective, and has obtained a social response that invites us to continue our work with more intensity.
After such success, Barbera del Valles has also organized a similar talk scheduled for next 26th May at the Public Library Esteve Paluzie. We invite you to attend this or any of the many talks organized by CMES, which you can know through the agenda of this blog, or through our Facebook.

We also thank Eduard Furro the press release and photographs taken on the occasion of this event.

CMES will present its TE21proposal to the Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Commission

The energy transition TE21 proposed by CMES, exposed in the book “ The Collapse is Avoidable ” edited by “Octaedro“, written by Ramon Sans, Vicepresident of CMES, in collaboration with Elisa Apulia, has sparket the interest of the “ Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) ” of the European Commission.
Therefore CMES has received, from said agency, a formal invitation for travel to the Head Offices of the EIT in the Netherlands, where Ramon Sans CMES and Carles Riba president, author of the book “ Energy Resources and Crisis ” crisis, also published by “ Octahedron “, will expose their research and findings.
The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) provides scientific and technical support on energy policy makers in the European Union (EU), with special emphasis to the security of energy supply and to more sustainable, safer and cleaner energy production and use for the future.
The IET is one of the seven institutes of the “ Joint Research Centre ” (JRC) of the European Commission. The JRC is a reference center of science and technology for the EU, and counsel for the policies formulation, serving the common interest of the Member States, being independent of special interests, whether commercial or domestic.
The EIT is based both in Petten (Netherlands) and Ispra (Italy), and has a multidisciplinary team of more than 300 academic, technical and support staff.
CMES appreciate the IET interest for our proposals, and are glad that energy transition proposals as TE21will be studied independently and transmitted to both society and the political bodies, as it was CMES foundational interest.
We hope to publish in the near future the results of this experience.

The gas fare will get increased to compensate the failed Castor gas project

Recent press articles report that the government has approved the payment of 1350 million to the promoter of the submarine off-shore gas storage project known as Castor project, placed on Vinaròs, Castellón. This payment is a compensation for the closure of the project because the first injecting gas tests to the submarine deposits have produced over 500 earthquakes in the region during September 2013. These 1350 million are financed from an additional increase of the gas consumers bill for the next 30 years, thus making even more expensive the cost of energy in Spain, as public compensation for wrong private company investment.
What exactly Castor project?
The project proposes the use of exhausted marine oil wells, located off-shore in front of Castellón, as a gas storage. The technique involves injecting gas in underground geologic deposits, but the gas (unlike oil) can be compressed, so if the pressure increases more gas can be introduced into these deposits. These deposits would have an enormous capacity and serve, along with the paralyzed gas storage project projected under the Doñana National Park, to convert Spain in a gas supplier to Europe as an alternative to Russian gas. Because Spain does not have its own gas reserves, the stored gas will be imported mainly from Algeria and thereafter stored in these deposits and then distributed to Europe, as published in the following article.
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International Energy Agency (IEA) admits we are right: the shift into a renewable model will provide substantial economic savings

In November 2012, Ramon Sans Rovira launched his own proposal of energy transition. Since this very first moment, the CMES (Collective for a New Social and Sustainable Energy Model), because of both the relevance and the seriousness of the proposal, has assumed it as if it were their own. The proposal not only states that the shift from a fossil energy model into one 100% renewable is mandatory -as it was already showed in the book of Carles Riba Romeva, Energy and Resources crises. The end 200 unrepeatable years– but it posits that it is also technically feasible. Beyond positive environmental outcomes, the proposal is grounded on a sound economic analysis. Actually, the report forecasts that between 2015 and 2050, Europe could end up accumulating savings of about USD 16 trillion.
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The IEA confirms that renewable energies would reduce energy bills

The International Energy Agency or IEA, confirms the results of CMES studies. Making the energetic transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy would save up to $ 71 trillion ( 71.000.000.000.000 ) to the world economy until 2050.
This organization’s members are the governments of 29 countries (mainly Europe , USA , Japan and South Korea) . It was founded after the oil crises of 1973. Its mission is ensure the cheap and regular supply of energie to its members.
Regularly publishes studies related to energy, and in its latest publication has confirmed the CMES thesis. Continue with the current non-renewable energy model will produce great economic losses, as well as serious environmental problems and an increase in global temperature. The solution proposed by the IEA is the transition to renewable energy, but also insists in some solutions wich CMES consider false as carbon capture combined with gas burning .
If you want to know the full content of the report of the IEA can follow the link , or visit the IEA website which also offer all kinds of interesting data concerning energy.

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The attached image is an example of the data provided by the website of the IEA , and shows how much energy contained in the energy sources is lost in the conversion proceses (dark gray).