According to a recent Greenpeace study (created by the consulting Abay) titled “Economic recovery through renewable energy” , make a strong transition to renewable energy, such as that described in the CMES energetic transition proposal TE21, it is not only possible but beneficial to the economy of Spain, confirming the calculations published in the book “The collapse is avoidable” Published by Octahedron, written by Vice of CMES Ramon Sans in collaboration with Elisa Pulla.
According to the Greenpeace study is possible to generate three million jobs between 2015 and 2030, achieve a reduction in the average household energy bill by 34% (25% in electric energy), achieving a reduction of gas emissions greenhouse 75% over 2012 and an increase of two percentage positions of GDP. The transition would require investing 19,500 million per year to change the energy model and orient it towards the renewable energy to achieve a power system based on 95% on clean energy.
Over the last decades, renewable energies have matured, and its operating costs have been reduced.
At the same time the most profitable non-renewable energy sites have been depleted, and therefore its operating costs have increased. This trend is accelerating, and lead us to a tipping point, where the non-renewable energy becomes more expensive than renewable energy, thus eliminating the final barrier to its widespread implementation.
In a fascinating article, Chris Nelder (energy analyst and consultant) presents evidence that this tipping point has been reached, and the large non-renewable energy companies hegemony is about to wane.
As always we invite you to read this article.