DEPLETING ENERGY SUPPLIES
All activities depend on energy. The world’s energy consumption is constantly growing. But most of our energy, about 87% of it, comes from non-renewable sources, which are concentrated in a few politically unstable regions.
INCREASING ENERGY COSTS
Energy prices have multiplied over the last few years while the energy demand continues to grow. Quick depletion of available fuel resources is followed by the increases of their prices and the prices of generated energy. In just five years, oil prices have quadrupled to more then $100 a barrel – a level that would have been unthinkable just a short while ago.
According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) the global average surface temperature has risen by 0.74 ºC since the beginning of the 20th century, and the temperature has risen by 0.18 ºC over the last 25 years.