EnACT

Title

Switching to Clean Energy

LEAD Facilitator

Disha Dureja '22

LEAD Facilitator

Nathan Joseph '21

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Start Date

28-4-2021 10:05 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 10:25 AM

Abstract

Unless the entire world implements drastic changes in the next few years, all fossil fuels except for coal will run out before 2042, and the coal reserves will run out in 2112. Our children will most likely be alive at that time, and our grandchildren and great-grandchildren definitely will. Not only that, but in the meantime, climate change will continue to become more and more of an issue, affecting every aspect of our lives. Eventually, we’ll either have nearly no energy in about a month or so, or our planet will have been destroyed to such an extent that it is inhabitable prior to that. However, both of these problems can be solved relatively quickly, simply by converting to clean energy, like solar, hydro, nuclear, or wind. Switching the US 100% to clean energy will take roughly $4.5 trillion total. That is a large number, but it will be worth it in the long run, because the cost of clean energy each year is significantly less than fossil fuels, and if the US doesn’t make the switch, we won’t have any energy to work with, and our planet will continue to slowly die.

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Switching to Clean Energy

Unless the entire world implements drastic changes in the next few years, all fossil fuels except for coal will run out before 2042, and the coal reserves will run out in 2112. Our children will most likely be alive at that time, and our grandchildren and great-grandchildren definitely will. Not only that, but in the meantime, climate change will continue to become more and more of an issue, affecting every aspect of our lives. Eventually, we’ll either have nearly no energy in about a month or so, or our planet will have been destroyed to such an extent that it is inhabitable prior to that. However, both of these problems can be solved relatively quickly, simply by converting to clean energy, like solar, hydro, nuclear, or wind. Switching the US 100% to clean energy will take roughly $4.5 trillion total. That is a large number, but it will be worth it in the long run, because the cost of clean energy each year is significantly less than fossil fuels, and if the US doesn’t make the switch, we won’t have any energy to work with, and our planet will continue to slowly die.