Europe can win the technological race with China and the United States through renewable energy – that’s one of the conclusions reached by the report [R] evolution for the European Union Energy, a document prepared by the prestigious Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which “shows that 97% of European electricity and 92% of its total energy could come from renewable sources by 2050, with a 95% reduction of CO2 emissions.”
The third edition of the classic report [R] evolution for the EU Energy-study commissioned by Greenpeace and the European Renewables Energy Council (EREC) – ensures that “a target of 100% renewable energy and energy efficiency can help the Union (EU) to regain its competitive advantage over China and the United States, without coal or nuclear. ” According to Greenpeace, “even taking into account the cost of investment, the European economy on fossil fuels would save an average of 19 billion euros by 2050, while hundreds of thousands of new jobs also boost European economies.”
The findings, presented last week in Brussels, are, according to Greenpeace and EREC, that “clean energy can help Europe regain a competitive edge in the international technology race, while reducing the rising costs of fuels, create jobs and reduce CO2 emissions. ” The environmental group asked the Spanish government and the Popular Party, which “carefully consider these findings to take them into account in the negotiations on the Pact of State for Energy.” For Greenpeace, the pact should set a goal for Spain to provide a 100% renewable energy.
According to the Head of the Climate Change and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace Spain, Jose Luis Garcia Ortega, “move towards 100% renewable in 2050 is not only necessary to save the climate, it is also the smartest thing for the economy for 40 years, renewable seemed a dream, today is a reality within 40 years should be the norm. ” At the same time, Ortega said that while coal and nuclear are sidings for innovation “, the sources can provide” new technologies, employment and energy security. ”
So, Greenpeace is demanding that the European Commission to study the benefits and feasibility of a future 100% renewable energy within the analysis to be developed on the vision of energy and the economy in 2050. ” According to Greenpeace, “when compared with other energy scenarios that have occurred recently in the European Union by 2050, the [R] evolution Energy is ambitious, but is based on assumptions which can provide flexible energy, closer businesses and local communities. ”
Both Greenpeace and the EREC considered, and that “a balanced mix and secure energy sources for Europe’s energy system makes the [R] evolution Energy program more sustainable and credible for a revolution in the way we produce and use energy. Therefore, and to realize the [R] evolution Energy, “the EU must increase its commitment to combating climate change, stop the massive fossil fuel subsidies and actively support the creation of a strong economy and clean.”