The need to switch to renewable energy

17/04/2010 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Climate scientists have long warned us that global warming is accelerating due to the continuous rise of greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide into the earth’s atmosphere.

Unless quick action is taken to reduce or stop such emissions, global temperatures will continue to rise, resulting in irreversible damage to our natural habitat.
Josef-Fell … ‘There’s a need to switch fast to renewable energy to mitigate the impact of rising fossil-fuel cost.’

Many governments are convinced of the urgency to develop strategies that could help alleviate global warming by incorporating climate protection strategies into their economic models.

Hans-Josef Fell, a German parliamentarian and spokesman for the country’s green energy policy, believes that the world economy needs to switch from a fossil-fuels based energy to renewable energy in order to achieve sustainability.

Fell was recently in Malaysia to give a speech at the inaugural Energy Expert Series organised by Malakoff Corp Bhd as part of the company’s community partnership programme.

“The price of fossil fuels (including coal, oil and natural gas) will continue to rise over the years, and these resources are fast depleting due to rising demand for them, and what’s more, these resources are not replenishable,” Fell explains.

“So, there’s a need to switch fast to renewable energy to mitigate the impact of rising fossil-fuel cost on the economy, as well as avert the negative implications of depleting mineral resources, on top of (reducing) carbon emission,” he adds.

Fell was recently in Malaysia to give a speech at the inaugural Energy Expert Series organised by Malakoff Corp Bhd as part of the company’s community partnership programme.

“The price of fossil fuels (including coal, oil and natural gas) will continue to rise over the years, and these resources are fast depleting due to rising demand for them, and what’s more, these resources are not replenishable,” Fell explains.

“So, there’s a need to switch fast to renewable energy to mitigate the impact of rising fossil-fuel cost on the economy, as well as avert the negative implications of depleting mineral resources, on top of (reducing) carbon emission,” he adds.

Source: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/4/17/business/6064381&sec=business

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