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.
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.
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.