Events now in the energy sector of Europe make us think about a negative scenario for the coming winter and the lack of stability in the renewable sources used.
This is a history of mistakes from which the correct conclusions were not drawn. The node from which they are trying to get out remains unresolved and all the steps taken only increase the risk of instability in the energy market. We may be reminded of the need for a so-called transition period, the inevitability of attendant difficulties in the implementation of new technologies, and the use of existing CCS carbon capture and storage technologies for the effective use of past energy assets and a soft transition. When there is a decrease in fossil fuel generation, old and new forms must coexist in the space of transitional energy, but renewable sources, by their dependence on natural factors, worsen the reliability of the overall energy system. Obtaining budgetary subsidies and tax preferences for renewable energy, which of course is correct, leads to the absence of healthy intra and interspecific competition and the absence of a series of viable projects.
The current focus on wind and solar energy and the hype around it leaves behind the possibilities of other sustainable renewable energy sources for green hydrogen production, such as geothermal renewable energy, in particular as our original “Effectivelybe” project for the production of green hydrogen based on electrolysis of seawater: effectivelybe.com
Loud statements from the leaders of the world’s largest economies and the carefully curated rhetoric of large corporations about achieving zero emissions by 2030–2060 are great intentions, but given time frame suggests that we must now see competition from examples of breakthrough technologies of new energy, including green hydrogen. And where is this modern battle of the “war of currents”, where are these hydrogen Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla? During the transition period, there should be full-fledged working structures for the production of green hydrogen. Let them be ugly in terms of design, with simple and primitive technological solutions, let them break down and there will be accidents, but there should be fully functional ones, producing a finished product and competing primarily with each other. Huge allocated funds for the development of new projects of renewable energy and hydrogen technologies and the absence of significant practical results in the form of new working forms competing with each other — this discrepancy raises pessimism and doubts.