Today, on COP26 Energy Day 2021, the eyes of the world are turned towards how we approach energy. How much do we consume, how we produce it, and how this must be improved to limit global temperature increase to 1.5%. John Hamilton (Chargé d’Affaires at the British Embassy in Ashgabat) has written about the transition to cleaner energy sources, highlighting the value of renewables, and the role of the everyday person in this energy reform. He writes that the transition to renewable energy is necessary and that “ordinary people and their livelihoods are at the heart of this transition”.
The United Kingdom is active in this ongoing process, Hamilton writes that “the UK will increase its International Climate Finance (ICF) support to at least £11.6 billion over the next five years, between 2021 to 2022 to 2025 to 2026.” This is one clear sign amongst many that the renewables sector is growing, not just within the UK, but globally. Even financially they are becoming more and more viable, with a recent study showing that investments in renewable energy have seen a 367% greater return than fossil fuels since 2010.
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