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Renewable energy holds the key to future energy security

Human population continues with its rapid growth. By the end of this century there will likely be more than 11 billion people living on this planet. The increase in human population leads to increase in global energy demand. The next logical question that pops out is which energy sources will be used to satisfy growing demand for more power?

Many energy analysts agree that renewable energy sources will hold keys to future energy security. This doesn't mean that fossil fuels will be completely phased out in the foreseeable future, what it means is that renewable energy will play much bigger, even crucial role, in helping the global battle with ever-growing energy consumption.

According to the most recent estimates world will need 124 percent more energy in 2100, so there will be tremendous pressure on renewable energy sources to deliver the goods. This means that renewable energy sources will not only have to address certain issues such as intermittency but will also need to become more efficient.

Some researchers like Stanford University’s Professor Mark Jacobson claim that the world could become 100 percent powered by wind, water and sunlight by 2050. This is theoretically possible but in reality, and having in mind the scale of current world population growth, almost impossible to achieve.

The future looks bright for renewable energy sources but it still feels like an irrational thing to completely remove fossil fuels from any global energy scenario referring to this century.

We must set structure on which our future generations will build their energy security. The safest bet is definitely renewable energy.

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