CRISIS, GLOBAL CHANGE AND ENERGY

In recent decades the scientific community has examined and described the worrying evolution of issues related to sustainability, and the limited time available to avoid their most serious consequences. There is little doubt about the contradictions that exist between the current production and consumption model and the dynamics of natural systems with their inherent bio-geophysical limits. The “Programa Cambio Global España 2020-2050” (Global - Spain Change Program 2020-2050) aims to initiate a public debate addressing those contradictions, and generate proposals for Spain's transition towards a socio-economic model compatible with the biosphere. The report “Energía, Economía y Sociedad” (Energy, Economy and Society) explores these issues primarily from the point of view of energy. It proposes to deal with the decline of cheap oil and the need to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a two-pronged approach: demand management (energy savings) and supply management (changing from the current energy mix to a situation where renewable energy is the dominant generation type). The report therefore aims to help stimulate a social debate that sheds light on the opportunities for a paradigm shift.

Journal: 
29
Authors: 
Ángel MARTÍNEZ GONZÁLEZ-TABLAS
Arnaldo Orlandini
Sagrario Herrero López
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