How can renewable energy help the natural environment of developing countries

How can renewable energy help the natural environment of developing countries

Overall, at least 1.6 billion people currently live without electricity and this number has hardly changed in absolute terms since 1970. And yet, the electricity is needed to meet up with people’s daily activities. 

Developing and emerging economies face thus a two-fold energy challenge in the 21st century: Meeting the needs of billions of people who still lack access to basic, modern energy services while simultaneously participating in a global transition to clean, low-carbon energy systems. And great rates of progress toward increased efficiency, decarbonization, greater fuel diversity and lower pollutant emissions sneed to be greatly accelerated in order to do so.

Economic development depends on energy. Accessibility to it, the quality of it, and the stability of it are things we often take for granted. Renewable energy (RE) has been sorted out as a solution for climate change and the technology we need to be investing in to balance projected climate impacts with our ever-growing energy needs. By 2050, nearly 85 percent of global energy generation is projected to come from renewables (IRENA, 2018).

When you think about renewable energy, you think solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro dams. You think about that solar farm on the outskirts of town, and the wind farm that rises into the sky. You think about how great it is that a community can come together and create clean, renewable electricity to help power your homes, rather than relying on fossil fuels. You’re happy that your community can reduce the burden on the environment. But what you likely don’t think about, is how renewable energy might be the only viable option for communities in developing countries. About how developing communities don’t have power to begin with, and this inhibits their ability to educate their children, grow their crops, have running water, and simply to survive.

Renewable energy can be the answer to these barriers in developing countries. Renewable energy sources can produce the power needed for these communities to survive, thrive, and grow.

According to Prof. John A. Mathews, in his article “Developing countries and the renewable energy revolution” where he stated that the falls of developing countries to have access to electricity, the energy needed for industrialization, free from fossil fuels and their burdens and also balance the payments and geopolitical entanglement seems to be a difficult task, he said that the economic arguments against renewable energy sources- that they are expensive, making it not accessible for the poor. He use China and India as an example, it is believe that the two countries are approaching renewables as part of the industrialization process itself because they are product of manufacturing. China has Installed 378 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy by 2014 to tap water, wind and sun to generate power

As organizations commit to reducing their environmental impact, investors, consumers, governments, and regulatory agencies need to denotes more to support the project and also help their citizens.

Executing on strategies for environmental sustainability often includes a mix of approaches. It has the opportunity to reduce impact immediately through optimization of cloud and data center resource consumption and minimize it continuously. Prioritizing sustainable resource consumption offers quick wins that last, as you also initiate longer-term investments in renewable energy, more efficient hardware, and the like.

Finally, climate change is adversely affecting all parts of the earth. There have been dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) globally since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The planet warms faster as more GHGs See added to the earth’s atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus, warns that “global net human-caused emissions of CO2 need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching ‘net zero’ around 2050


  1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus
  2. (IRENA, 2018).
  3. https://www.turbonomic.com/resources/white-papers/carbon-neutrality-it-best-practices-for-accelerating-the-journey/?utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=sustainable%20development%20in%20it&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=Search - Global - Sustainability&hsa_kw=sustainable%20development%20in%20it&hsa_acc=8377221428&hsa_ad=585651588926&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_src=g&hsa_tgt=kwd-889737815476&hsa_grp=136576616040&hsa_mt=b&hsa_cam=16459551067&hsa_ver=3&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh7jB5v-2-AIVD-R3Ch18CQUIEAAYASAAEgKJ5vD_BwE
  4. Developing countries and the renewable energy revolution by Prof. John A. Mathews

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