Responsible energy

Contemporary life is still characterised by a high degree of dependence on fossil-based energy sources, which has an adverse impact on the environment and results in the generation of a great deal of greenhouse gas emissions. This is one of the reasons why the Earth’s atmosphere is warming so rapidly. The most important measure we can take is therefore the replacement of fossil-based energy sources with non-fossil sources.

Quote “Electricity demand grows strongly as the world uses more and more electricity and digitalisation becomes a major driver and, therefore, the electrification of the energy world, our societies, our economies, will shape the future.” Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

Why do we need reliable, low-carbon sources of electricity?

In a report published in February 2022, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the average global temperature will be 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in 2030. The report also found that nearly half of the planet’s population is highly susceptible to the devastating effects of climate change. We must act quickly if we want to avoid such consequences of climate change. Countries around the world are setting ambitious goals to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The most important measure we can take is the abandonment of fossil-based energy sources. Can our choices still change our climate future?

Electricity is the energy of the future

The decarbonisation of society is a demanding challenge. The easiest and fastest way to achieve this is the decarbonisation of the electricity sector. The decarbonisation of electricity production is also crucial because electricity is the energy of the future. The fastest and most efficient way to abandon fossil-based energy sources is through electrification and the simultaneous decarbonisation of electricity production. At the same time, energy efficiency must be improved to reduce overall energy consumption.

Electricity consumption will rise sharply in the coming decades due to the electrification of transport, heating and cooling. Digitalisation and the increasing dependence of all social systems on electricity also drive the need for the stability and reliability of electricity supply.

Sound foundations are urgent for an efficient energy system

The transition to sustainable electricity in the coming years means the abandonment of fossil fuels. Today, nearly one-third of Slovenia’s electricity is produced from fossil fuels. Delays in the replacement of fossil fuels as a source of electricity could drastically increase the Slovenian electricity grid’s dependence on imports. This could drive the price of electricity up over the long term and increase our dependence on foreign energy suppliers. The consequences of this will be energy poverty and an uncompetitive Slovenian economy.