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Climate Action 2007-2008

Sustainable energy: A

Sustainable energy: A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUN ENERGY 130 Energy is a basic need, yet the world relies primarily on polluting and exhaustible fossil and atomic energies. Consequently, we are faced with three essential geopolitical challenges: local security of energy supply; global depletion of conventional energy resources; and climate change. A solution for these problems is the speedy development of renewable energies. Renewable energies have been a shining star in some national economies and global investments are now exceeding US$50 billion/year with the creation of hundreds of thousands of new jobs. An overview of the current positioning of renewable energies is given here. THE CASE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

THE RE SHARE IN TODAY’S ENERGY MARKETS Power generation Wind power Small hydro (units of less than 10 MW) Bio power Photovoltaics ENERGY 131 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG