Half way through COP26
We have passed the halfway mark for COP26 in Glasgow.
As you will know by now, we are facing the biggest threat to life on this planet that we have ever known. It is not a debate, it is a well established fact and COP26 has become a global news story as leaders from around the world have ventured to Scotland to discuss, debate and announce a range of environmental programmes, plans and schemes to help us get closer to Net-Zero, faster.
120 world leaders have come to Scotland and so far, 105 countries have agreed to reduce methane by 30% by 2030. But by weeks end, we will know whether COP26 has in any shape or form been a real success. Because the planet doesn’t care about promises to cut emissions by X,Y or Z and it doesn’t work to our Schedule. Pledges need to be backed up by financial commitments and legislations that will see real change.
And how can this be done?
We need to ramp up renewable energy in the forms of solar and wind energy. The untapped potential of the sun is well known and considering that half of the planet is always bathed in sunlight, we need to increase our dependence on this clean energy source.
Solar photovoltaics take the sunlight energy that travels from the sun to this planet and uses it to generate electricity. Photovoltaics are a true net-zero form of energy production. With most solar panels being made from silicon, which is the second most abundant element on the planet, we have the raw elements available to produce solar panels that can last for 50+ years. This is an incredible investment that will help with climate change.
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