by Allanah Leahy – EM TV Online
With the rising costs of climate change, clean energy may be a new agenda for the world, energy ministers from the Group of Seven nations, or G7, said last week.
Two-hundred nations will meet in Paris at the end of November this year, to find a worldwide agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The G7, who represent over 64 per cent of the net global worth, are urging leaders to cut down CO2 emissions. Energy ministers are encouraging new options.
“Technology, clean energy technology innovation by which I mean first and foremost cost reduction of these technologies is going to be central to meeting our climate goals and I would just say that as we make our march toward Paris in December for the very important COP21 meeting, we at least will be trying to emphasise more and more this technology innovation theme as critical for a global ambitious programme for reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.
Research compiled last year by Montreal’s Concordia University, names the US as the biggest global warming offender, followed by China, Russia, Brazil, India, and Germany.
G7 leaders are hoping for a new agreement between nations, although some nations have already powered forward with green energy – 40 per cent of Denmark’s power is renewable, and the country aims for 50 per cent by 2020.
India is looking to establish 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022, Peru is working to provide solar to 2 million of its extremely poor and remote households, and Hawaii, after being drained in the billions on imported fuel, is successfully transitioning to clean energy, and has set a goal for 100 per cent green energy by the end of 2045.