11 May Renewable Energy
Solar energy is the renewable energy paradigm. It has been used since the dawn of mankind. Assessments of the effects of global warming on development sustainability made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are conclusive. A warmer planet could lead to major losses in food production, freshwater availability and physical security. The extreme events that are occurring, and the changes in the geography of disease, report on the greenhouse effect impact.
The Sun, a key factor in the dynamics of the atmosphere, seas and oceans, has supplied the energy for fossil fuel generation. It is burnt in engines and in the industry that pollutes our atmosphere. However, it also offers the solution for zero pollution of greenhouse gases.
The widespread use of renewable forms of energy, beginning with hydropower, through the wide range of uses of biomass, in a direct way or to produce biofuels and methane gas, and the ubiquitous wind energy, tidal energy and PV forms, coupled with the use of geothermal energy, ensure the effective replacement of the forms of energy and transportation that today burn fossil fuels, exacerbating the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere.
Renewable energies are not just scarcely polluting factors. They are the natural replacement of the energy supplied by fossil fuels, on their way to exhaustion. No doubt, they will be the predominant future forms when fossil fuels become exhausted.
Close to the limits to growth that in 1972 were raised by the Club of Rome, its Argentinean Chapter is dedicated to assisting the national community in understanding the forms of renewable energy production. The publication of information on these forms of alternative energy, and other convergent activities constitute the main theme for its social work.