The protests at a coal mine in Germany are just the latest in a series of attempts to keep coal usage at a bare minimum, and it turns out that renewable energies are turning into a viable alternative. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that renewable energies are on the rise, and they could help make us less reliant on coal than might have been the case otherwise.
Currently, renewable energy makes up for around 28% of global energy consumption. This number is expected to rise to 38% by 2027. Meanwhile, coal is currently responsible for approximately 36.3% person of the energy that we rely on, and by 2027 this will reduce to just 29.7%. That means that renewable energy will surpass coal as a source of electricity in about half a decade or perhaps even sooner.
Switching over to renewable energy is essential because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making our energy consumption more sustainable than it is right now. With Russia invading Ukraine, natural gas has become less prevalent than it used to be. That has forced countries like Germany to increase their coal usage in the short term, although current trends show that this will not do much to change the trend in the long term.
As renewable energy sources become more and more efficient, we will see fossil fuels start to give way to them. Solar and wind power along with hydroelectricity will become important energy sources down the line and help us to keep our planet safe.
Read next: 68% of The Households in The US Own Electric Stoves After Finding Out That Gas Stoves Lead To Cancer
Support Lumiserver & Cynesys on Tipeee
Visit our sponsors
Wise (formerly TransferWise) is the cheaper, easier way to send money abroad. It helps people move money quickly and easily between bank accounts in different countries. Convert 60+ currencies with ridiculously low fees - on average 7x cheaper than a bank. No hidden fees, no markup on the exchange rate, ever.
Now you can get a free first transfer up to 500£ with your ESNcard. You can access this offer here.