Friday, March 31, 2017
7 Countries that Said 'Adios' to Fossil Fuels & Run 100% on Clean Energy
El Hiero is the smallest island in the Canary Islands, with a population of just 10,000. A few years ago, they have started the initiative to let go of fossil fuels. Now, this one of the countries that have successfully bid goodbye to dirty energy source and became more dependent on clean energy.
Like El Hiero, other small countries such as Costa Rica and Bonaire, have also succeeded in achieving this goal. They have proven that when people clamor for change, it can be done. Unlike other countries, these island countries understand the significance of protecting the environment.
They are the first in line when the huge impact of global warming occurs. They can see the changes in the environment in real time. Other countries are irresponsible because they have not really felt the devastating effects of global warming.
The truth is that we are all interconnected. If we remain dependent in fossil fuel, there will be bigger consequences. You may be a victim in the future.
If we want to stop the harmful effects of fossil fuel, let us support researches that harness natural energy sources. There should be more funding that goes towards the use of clean energy. People should have incentives to shift to cleaner energy source like solar panels.
If these small countries have shown it can be done, there is no reason for other countries not to do the same. The infographic below lists the other countries that became successful in letting go of fossil fuels.