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How has climate change impacted the world over the last 10 years and what can we do about it?
Climate change is an ongoing global issue that has many impacts across different parts of the world. In the past decade, we have already witnessed some of the devastation caused by climate change.
What has happened in the last 10 years?*
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels grew 10%.
Carbon emissions trapped inside the globe are forcing global warming to rapidly increase to higher and much more dangerous levels of heat globally.
These high level temperatures are increasing temperature instability and negatively impacting the natural environment.
Global temperatures have risen 1.1 degrees above pre-industrial levels.
In 2019, data showed that global temperatures are continuing to rise rapidly and are causing severe weather forecasting instability. In addition, research has shown that these rising temperatures are mainly caused by toxic waste, carbon emissions and other pollutants.
The ice caps are melting!
As each decade passes, ice mass has melted 13 percent. In the last decade, studies have shown that ice caps and glaciers have melted to their lowest masses since 1979. Loss of ice can impact sea levels and change landscapes that can also lead to more severe levels of global warming.
Despite all of this and the ongoing issue that is climate change, there are ways in which we can lend a helping hand to the environment and help preserve our global ecological health.
Sustainable Energy Companies work to ensure that they are contributing to positively impact climate change and transition towards a green recovery and a sustainable future for all.
How can we incorporate clean energy in our day to day lives?
There are ways in which we as individuals can incorporate and invest in solutions in our everyday lives. In order to preserve our planet for future generations, we can make changes that can contribute to a sustainable future.
Renewable energy wind power
Some sustainable energy companies in Australia use wind power and wind turbines to create electricity in a sustainable way with minimal negative impacts on the environment.
Wind power focuses on generating electricity from wind turbines. Wind turns the blades of a turbine around a rotor, which spins a generator, which then creates electricity.
Wind power was Australia's leading source of clean energy in 2020, supplying 35.9% of the country's clean energy.
Investing in companies who use sustainable energy, purchasing sustainable energy from your power supplier or choosing to offset your emissions are all ways that we can contribute to the clean energy movement and support the growing wind industry in Australia.
Solar panelling systems
Solar has been around for many years and remains a top clean energy solution for many people. Solar systems are powered from the energy of the sun and generate power in homes, buildings and more.
“Clean Energy Regulator data shows that more than 2.68 million rooftop solar power systems have been installed in Australia in total, as of 31 December 2020; that means one in four homes have solar panels on their roof.”
Water saving solutions
Introducing water saving solutions is an ongoing necessity considering water consumption continues to rise to unsafe levels while we face climate change.
Reusable water tanks and recycled water saving tanks are effective in managing water waste and making water recyclable in Australian homes. Making sure you switch off the taps when brushing your teeth and using a broom instead of hose when cleaning driveways and backyards are easy ways to save on water waste. And don’t forget- a short shower is a good shower!
ACCIONA renewable energy
At ACCIONA, we are committed to creating projects that generate clean energy, not only taking into consideration providing efficient energy options to tailor to customer’s direct needs, but also taking into account the long term environmental benefits of implementing clean energy solutions through sustainable alternatives.
ACCIONA’s renewable energy delivers an array of clean energy solutions and services for a variety of sectors in Australia.
ACCIONA specialises predominantly wind and solar PV energy in Australia, however is successful in many other technologies globally including hydro, solar thermal, and biomass.
Click here to learn more about ACCIONA’s renewable energy solutions. (Renewable Energy Activity Areas | ACCIONA)