This week’s WordPress photo challenge: “Transition” fits well with the pressing subject of climate change. This week as world leaders meet at COP21, the Paris 2015 UN Climate Conference to debate ways to reduce global CO2 emissions, energy transition is crucial.
“Governments need to act quickly, because energy transitions take time. Today, renewables account for less than 5 percent of the world’s energy mix. It took four decades for oil to go from 5 percent of the world’s energy supply to 25 percent. Natural gas took even longer. I believe we can make this transition faster—both because the pace of innovation is accelerating, and because we have never had such an urgent reason to move from one source of energy to another. The sooner we start, the more suffering we can prevent.” Bill Gates
(Excerpt from www.gatesnotes.com).