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International Environment Day

07 June 2017

We hear a lot about the enormous advantages of using renewable energies over those that are not.

We hear of clean energies as opposed to others that we understand to be "dirty" and are often referred to as fossils. There is talk of the signatories of the Kyoto or Paris agreements on global warming. What is the interest of periodically examining the energy mix of a country? Why is it interesting to evaluate in this mix the ratio of renewable energies to those that are not? In what proportion do the costs of these sources contribute to the constitution of that mix or electric balance? What concrete drawbacks are the use of these fossil energies represented by oil or coal (except here nuclear), so that the use of renewable energies represented by photovoltaics, solar thermal or wind power is predicted?

Taking advantage of the fact that June 5 is the Day of Conservation of the Environment, we want to review briefly (almost list here) the inconveniences that for the planetary environment (and for the moment we have no other) entails the massive use of these fossil energies. From the reading of the following list it could be inferred that our planet is seriously ill and that is the reading that make numerous groupings and institutions (especially the ones of ecological character).

Change of the global temperature

The records indicate that the average temperature of the earth's surface has increased by 0.6 ° C since the end of the 19th century.

Glacier backpack / pole wear

  • Some scientists argue that following the current thawing rate of Antarctica and Greenland, by 2100 sea level could have risen twenty meters above the current.
  • Decreased ice cover areas by 10% in the northern hemisphere since the late 1960s. Inland glaciers have also receded.
  • About 125 lakes in the Arctic disappeared due to the melting of the underlying layer.

Increase of the sea level / risk for subcosteric cities

  • Atmospheric phenomena every time more virulents.
  • Huge increase in air pollution (environmental).

Surface thermal variations of the earth

  • Increase in the Earth's temperature due to the increase of the greenhouse gases that are trapped in the atmosphere: CO2, Methane, Nitrogen Oxides, Ozone, Chlorofluorocarbons and others.
  • O CO2 has increased by 31% since 1750.
  • During the year 2000, 24,511 million tons of CO2 were discharged into the atmosphere from the use of fossil fuels.
  • O Nitrous oxide (N2O) by 16% from the same year.
  • O Atmospheric methane has increased by about 150% since 1750.
  • O Perfluorocarbons remain in the atmosphere for a long time.
  • Radiative Forcing Increased temperature of ocean water, which means storms are more frequent and intense. Remind yourself of Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans. Or the 2011 tsunami in Japan / Fukusima.
  • Increase in fires as well as heat waves.

Desertization

  • By alterations in ecosystems and by reduction of fresh water. Increased droughts.
  • Increased famines (endemic in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia ...).

Temporal changes in seasonal cycles (undelated)

Change of ecosystems: altered / important changes in agriculture / ecological crisis.

Animal species at risk of extinction. Flora and Fauna (biodiversity) threatened.

Increase in diseases

Fundamentally those related to heat. Microbes / infections proliferate enormously with this medium. Pest transmitted by rats, mosquitoes, etc. Tropical diseases on the rise. Increased Allergy.

Resource wars (Food, Water, Forests, Energies)

"The real energy market is the protagonist of international relations (...) A pending challenge is the resolute commitment to the introduction of renewable energies and adequate protection of the environment (...) Immersed in a scenario of environmental deterioration, pollution and warming Global, it is becoming increasingly urgent to promote measures that modify the current energy and production model, betting on an economy based on long-term value and projects that are compatible with energy efficiency and sustainability. "

T-Solar, shares and contributes to its commitment to achieve this goal of efficiency and sustainability. The photovoltaic plants operated and operated by Grupo T-Solar have generated more than 405 GWh of energy in 2016. The clean electricity generated by the T-Solar Group in 2016 has prevented the emission of 145,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Reduction of emissions: 0.358 kg of CO2 per KWh produced (according to the WWF / Adena Electricity Observatory). We believe that T-Solar contributes a "granite of sand" in the desired achievement of a healthy world for all.

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