What is the future of renewable energies?

This year will be one of the most important in the history of renewable energies. Opting for this new model is beginning to topple the legal obstacles and scepticism from time gone by. Conquest of the future begins today.

The recent past of renewable energy

Although historically Spain has always been mentioned as a reference in the renewables race, today there is some homework to do.

Between 2013 and 2015. Europe underwent a definitive advance with spectacular growth in solar and wind energy. Although Spain was well positioned prior to 2013, its inability to grow over this period (0.07% growth in wind energy and 0.3% in solar energy) is now catching up with it.

In 2016, the United Nations Paris Agreement enabled talking clearly about the topic with resounding figures: in 2020 European Union member states would have to have reduced their emissions into the atmosphere by 20% and attained 20% use of renewable energies.

Will we be capable of complying with these aims? Currently we are at approximately 17.3% for renewables. However, 2020 is just around the corner.

 

The end of coal is just the beginning

Energy from coal is one of the most contaminating. Spain has assumed an undertaking to stop using coal (both mines and reactors) by 2050, and replace all this energy with renewable sources.

Following this path towards the future, Endesa has brought an end to coal as an energy source. The company has closed reactors in Andorra (Teruel) and Compostilla (León) to focus on renewable energy production. To overcome this challenge more than one billion euros will be invested.

These reactors will not disappear but rather they will be radically transformed. Coal is out and clean energy will be in. Only in the Andorra reactor is it planned to attain 1000 megawatts of photovoltaic energy.

“Now that the 17% presence of renewables has been exceeded, Spain must now step up the pace to attain 20% in 2020.”

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The country of sun has to flex its muscles

Beyond the tourist slogan, data indicate that Spain enjoys a higher number of hours of sunlight than a good part of the continent. As a source of inexhaustible energy, the future of clean energies in Spain doubtless slows down its solar potential.

The long-term plan is that photovoltaic energy manages to gradually replace fossil energy, coal and even gas. The elimination of the solar tax and tariffs on solar panels has given the green light to definitively opt for the installation of solar panels.

 

The future is being the leader

In this global situation, in these years, which are decisive for the future, the key is having the courage and ability to lead change.

One example is the public hotel chain Paradores, which has signed an agreement with Endesa so that 100% of energy consumed in its facilities comes from totally renewable sources.

This decision forms part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Master Plan and guarantees that Endesa will supply these 96 hotels with solar, wind and hydraulic energy.

“In the specific case of Spain, solar energy will play a decisive role when fulfilling global commitments.”

The day when all tariffs will be green

If the forecasts are met, if humanity once again manages to excel itself, the time will come when the adjective green accompanying a product or tariff will be meaningless. Everything will simply be green.

Until then, there are solutions on the market designed for those who would like to anticipate the future. With Endesa Única you can consume 100% green energy and thus banish fossil fuels from your life.

The energy consumed is generated using renewable, highly efficient cogeneration sources.

Endesa Única is also much more than a flat rate electricity tariff. You will have a fixed customised tariff so you always pay the same every month and without surprises. The most economical way to commit to the environment.

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