As an architect myself I can say that a lot is being done in the field of design of buildings and structures, especially in Europe and in the US. I'm talking about things like LEED and BREEAM. In some countries, it is no longer possible to build a building without a certificate. And I think that's reasonable almost always: sustainable technologies increase asset value by 7% on average versus conventional buildings.
"Solar is growing even faster, expected to rise 29 percent by 2020. In 2017 it accounted for only 1.3 percent of total electricity generation, which is expected to reach about 1.7 percent in that time frame." Well.....
On the one hand, clean and renewable energy is a great idea. Especially in places where they can be used effectively. BUT I do not like the way that the industry is becoming increasingly commercial, which often goes hand in hand with the destruction of the environment and big corporations ravaging the planet for resources. Anything that has any commercial value and marketing potential is taken by hundreds of people to multiply it and gain their riches on it, regardless of the impacts in the long-run. Which is what concerns me a bit about booming solar industry as well. If you buy some real estate in France
, somewhere on the Cote d'azur, where the sun shines all year round that seems like a good idea. But I highly doubt the rationality of using solar panels for countries like the UK or Norway. But I highly doubt the rationality of using solar panels for countries like the UK or Norway. But they do! That’s like having wind turbines in places where there is almost no wind, and having a system for collecting rainwater in the desert. Also with solar installed on your house, roof replacement costs are increased dramatically. What about wind: people often object to proposals to build wind farms because of perceived negative impacts on their lifestyle. And it is true that some people are adversely affected by the infra sound or vibration experienced in the vicinity of wind turbines. It makes a lot of noise pollution and the source of green energy is ironically very dangerous for flying birds.
Like this article:https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/4/7/15159034/100-renewable-energy-studies