What does this mean for Communities?
Renewables are impactful in many ways. In IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency)’s analysis, the influences range from economic benefits, social impact, health, to environmental improvement. First and foremost, once popularized with lower costs, renewables can generate economic savings, because families can spend less electricity and fuels. Socially speaking, such energy promotes gender equality for women and children, improves education and skills by prolonging reading hours, and drives the development of the community. In terms of health, the conditions will also be better with more improved health facilities and services as well as safer access to water. Last but not least, renewables have long been considered a solution to environmental problems, since they are clean. Apart from reducing carbon emissions, they also make it unnecessary for families to cut down trees for heating or cooking, thus protecting forests.
To light up people’s lives, you can always commence with a renewables start-up or make a worthwhile investment. Now would be the best time.