Clean energy is the energy source of the future. There is really no point of holding back. Even if we spend a lot of money searching for hidden fossil fuels around the world, it is already a limited resource. Which means that we have to support moves towards clean energy sources sooner rather than later.
Many countries have started acting on this problem. This is true especially among small island countries that have difficulty obtaining fossil fuels. They have already cut out fossil fuel as an energy source and moved towards clean energy.
There were a lot of people who said that it couldn’t be done, but they did. Costa Rica for instance has totally let go of fossil fuels. This is a country that cares a lot about the environment. They rely mainly on their natural resources to survive. They started their clean energy initiatives because they understand the impact if they don’t start acting on finding new energy sources now.
Bigger countries like Australia have also started shifting towards clean energy. Even its neighbor, New Zealand, has done the same thing. Although they are still a long way towards complete eradication of fossil fuel, they are at least starting to be less dependent on that source.
STEM education will play a critical role in solving the world’s most pressing energy challenges. The clean energy industry is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills can make a difference in the transition to a cleaner and more secure energy future.
The 7 countries listed on the infographic below should inspire others to follow in moving to clean energy. They were serious in their efforts to develop clean energy strategies, and they no longer need fossil fuel. Hopefully their success will encourage the next generation of clean energy leaders.