World embraces benefits of renewable energy

A new United Nations report has championed the use of renewable energy and wants it to replace fossil fuels and become more prominent on the world stage.

The UN have backed a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that believes around 80% of the world’s energy in 2050 could be from solar, wind, nuclear, biomass and hydropower.

Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), described the report as “most significant” and believes it points the way forward for governments.

“They must reach their goal by making use of renewable energy sources on a very large scale. Ambitious national policies and strong international cooperation are together the key to the swift and extensive deployment of renewable energies in all countries.”

This report by the UN will come as a boost for renewable energy, and help numerous countries cut down on carbon emissions and create a greener future.

This follows the news that UK energy experts have backed the use of nuclear energy and believe it is the future, mainly because it’s much cheaper the wind power.

Today Treasury economic secretary Justine Greening gave a further boost to supporters of nuclear power, as Budget proposals for a carbon floor tax would mean suppliers of low-carbon nuclear energy would be in line for big payouts.

Ms Greening announced that, “the existing nuclear sector is likely to benefit by an average of £50m per annum to 2030 due to higher wholesale electricity prices.”

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Posted on May 10, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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