Solceller og vindmøller kan give alle adgang til energi
Mål 7: Sikre adgang til pålidelig, bæredygtig og moderne energi til alle til en overkommelig pris
Af Nelly Yessenia Martinez Lopez, El Salvador
When we speak about energy, we have to keep in mind that this has to be renewable, sustainable, affordable, accessible to all and modern. This is one of the 17 sustainable development goals.
On our visit at the harbour of Esbjerg, also called the Port of Esbjerg, we learned how Denmark is using green energy and promoting it in schools, universities and among the citizens.
The place has different areas of expertise in energy technology. They strategically focus on strengthening Esbjerg’s position within offshore oil, gas, wind power, wave energy and bio energy systems. Over the next many years, the oil and gas industry will be an important player in Denmark’s energy sector.
He also mentioned that sufficient power supply is much needed for the growth of the country.
In Denmark the emission of CO2 has decreased every year, because the use of green energy, solar panels and windmills are generating less pollution. But the question is, can green energy have the capacity to be sustainable?
It is possible. Eropean Union energy has three principles to reach this:
But it’s not a guarantee, because nature is unpredictable and not something we can control.
Another question is if other countries will be able to apply this model? One solution could be the decentralization of energy. In some countries energy is private, and it is a problem, because companies don´t exist for the good of society, especially if their pockets can be affected.
I don’t know if my country could do this. It´s almost a dream to think about it, but we (the activists) aspire to do something like this. Energy is very expensive in my country, but we need to at least try, so we can succeed with reaching this goal.
The last question is, what will the impact of green energy in the environment be? If we use solar, hydrot and wind energy, in a responsible manner and not to enrich ourselves or the companies, we can get affordable, sustainable and renewable energy for all.