Transitioning to green energy is a vital step in addressing the current global crisis and promoting a start to a world of sustainable development. The transition involves a shift from the traditional fossil fuel-based energy to a more environmentally friendly alternative such as wind and solar power.


With the current global warming crisis, the International Energy Agency states that the CO2 emissions from global fossil fuel combustion saw a record rise in 2021- when the emission levels shot from a low - 5.7% in 2020 to a whopping 5.8% in 2021. Furthermore, the main aim of COP26-( a global summit launched to address climate change) to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and keep global warming below +1.5 °C is predicted to fail as BBC cites a new analysis by Climate Action Tracker that projects a 2.4C warming by 2100, much higher than the 1.5C limit agreed during the COP26 summit.


Having stated above, one primary environmental benefit of transitioning to green energy is minimal carbon production. The switch to green energy means less use of fossil fuels- which is a large contributor to the current carbon emissions. This further means that we can aim to reduce the global carbon footprint which can in turn reduce global warming. Additionally, green energy uses renewable sources which means that the needs of the people can be met without depleting the Earth’s resources and atmosphere.


Economically, the transition can lead to the creation of more job opportunities in the renewable-energy sector, ranging from research and development to manufacturing and installation. This can significantly lead to an increase in employment and economic growth, specifically in newly emerging economies all while being environmentally sustainable. Now, there are challenges in making this change, one notable challenge being the high costs of initial investment. This can deter people and governments from investing in renewable energy as it is expensive and cannot be fully guaranteed that there would not be any technical or social issues surrounding it.


To ensure a smooth transition to green energy, companies such as TPI Composites - a global company that strives to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to “decarbonise” the world by providing wind energy products and composites. They have produced more than 8,800 wind blades having the potential to eliminate 410 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions -- the equivalent of 80 million homes’ annual electricity use as of March 28 2023. They continue to be an example of sustainability at an industrial level as they attest to having reduced their waste rate reduction goal of 5% by March 2023. Companies as such spearhead the much-needed change into renewable energy.


In conclusion, the transition into green energy is a crucial step into a more sustainable future. We as a society should undertake the change despite the challenges to enjoy it's environmental, economic and social benefits in a resilient and healthier world.