The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed an interesting statistic about the dependence on fossil fuel power and human health. It’s said that millions worldwide have damaged health brought by fuel use for everyday activities. Smoke produced by fossil fuel can cause several heart and lung diseases. Thus, the shift to renewable energy can reduce deaths and, literally, save lives.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris said that access to sustainable energy is achievable. They said that global solar PV power capacity has increased by 50% in the past year. With the right political climate, this is reachable in 15 years.
Solar PV has expanded much faster than any energy fuel, with China as the leading country in solar power expansion. Other Asian developing countries are also on track to universal energy access. India is also setting goals to reach renewable energy use in early 2020’s. Yet, some parts of Africa aren’t going to have access to any renewable energy source.
The good news is the accelerating progress between political will and cost reductions, according to Dr. Fatih Birol, the executive director of IEA. Renewable energy is growing by approx. 1,000 GW in 2022. This is equal to almost half of the worldwide coal power capacity that took 80 years to construct.