Written by Wattcrop.
On 30 November, the 28th UN Climate Change Conference, COP 28, started in Dubai. This promising conference will conclude on 12 December, after two weeks of negotiations.
At this critical juncture in the impact of the climate crisis, we all expect tangible commitments from political leaders. COP 28 should be the vehicle for changing the perception of the urgency to adopt measures and actions to address the climate crisis. Accelerating the energy transition from fossil fuels to more environmentally friendly forms of energy is not just a potential solution to the problem but the only one that can slow down and reduce the devastating effects of violent climate change, which is becoming more and more noticeable year by year.
Written by Margarita Kyrkou, surveyor and GIS specialist at Wattcrop.
Renewable energy has become an increasingly important topic in recent years, as concerns about climate change and sustainability have grown. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the number of job opportunities available in the renewable energy sector. In this article, we will explore the various opportunities available in renewable energy and how to pursue a green career.
The renewable energy sector encompasses a wide range of technologies, including solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biomass. Each of these technologies has its own unique set of job opportunities, from manufacturing and installation to research and development.
Written by Wattcrop team.
Renewable energy has the potential to be one of the most significant solutions to combatting climate change. However, the benefits of renewable energy extend far beyond the environmental impact they make. Renewable energy has the power to create economic opportunities and promote social justice, particularly for communities that have historically been marginalized and underserved.
The intersection of renewable energy and social justice is critical to addressing the current climate crisis. Climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color. These communities are often located in areas with a high concentration of pollution from fossil fuels. This pollution leads to a range of health issues, including respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Renewable energy can help reduce air pollution and improve the overall health and well-being of these communities.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy production have been a major contributor to global climate change, and efforts to reduce these emissions have been at the forefront of climate action initiatives worldwide. According to recent data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), CO2 emissions from energy production increased by less than 1% in 2022, marking a notable slowdown in emissions growth.
This news represents a significant achievement in the fight against climate change, as energy production is by far the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions globally. According to the IEA, energy-related CO2 emissions amounted to around 33.7 gigatons in 2022, with around 40% of these emissions coming from the generation of electricity.
Conference: LARGE SCALE SOLAR SE 2023 | 4-5 JUL 23 | ATHENS
Organisers: SOLAR MEDIA
Conference: Renewable & Storage Forum | 2-3 NOV 23 | ATHENS
As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure to participate in a panel of experts from companies and organisations representing the energy sector. The panel’s topic was the challenges and prospects in the photovoltaic sector in Greece. We took the opportunity to present Wattcrop’s vision for Greece by 2050 and gave our own proposals to achieve the country’s energy and climate goals.
FM: True Story Radio 102,8
Producer: Antonis Pougaridis
As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure of giving my second full interview on the radio show of Antonis Pougardis on True Story Radio, the only informative radio station in Western Macedonia. We talked extensively about entrepreneurship, mistakes, and good business practices.
This YouTube channel has been created out of the need to understand the drivers behind the Energy Transition and the necessity to move towards a sustainable economy. Entrepreneurs, innovation and startups will be at the forefront being the early adopters, the pioneers, the disruptors… Join us on this Journey!
Written by Ypatios Moysiadis, Managing Partner at Wattcrop.
In the face of escalating climate change and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, Europe finds itself at a critical juncture. The transition toward a greener, more sustainable future hinges on the robustness of its energy infrastructure. Current figures from various European nations underscore the necessity of substantial investments in high-voltage grid infrastructure and the enhancement of cross-border system integration. In this extensive exploration, we delve deep into the landscape of current investments, the imperative of grid reinforcement, and the pivotal role these enhancements play in facilitating the green transition, integrating more renewable energy systems, and fostering the production of green hydrogen.
FM: True Story Radio 102,8
Producer: Antonis Pougaridis
As Managing Partner of Wattcrop (hhtps://www.wattcrop.com) I had the pleasure of giving a full interview on the radio show of Antonis Pougardis on True Story Radio, the only informative radio station in Western Macedonia. We talked extensively about the market and investments in renewable energy in the region.