Slide Why Making The
Switch Is Necessary
Fossil fuels are the world’s most traditional sources of energy and while it may be tried
and tested, the pollution that accompanies the burning of fossil fuels is incomparable to any
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Fossil fuels require burning in order to be used for energy generation. The burning leads to the release of large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) which, when released to the atmosphere, trap heat and induce climate change. Therefore, burning of fossil fuels is one of the largest contributing factors of carbon emissions.

Renewable energy, therefore, is not only the real solution, but is also the mainstay of the future. As the world becomes increasingly aware of climate change and experiences its impacts, the demand for clean, green energy is skyrocketing. The major advantage of renewable energy sources – such as wind, solar and hydro power – is that they do not release pollutants into the air and are replenishable. Therefore, renewable energy automatically becomes the better, more environmentally viable solution to the energy crisis.

In keeping with Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015 titled “Climate Action”, many countries in the world have turned their attention to sourcing, funding, developing and encouraging the integration of renewable energy sources.

The world has recognized the worrisome nature of the acceleration of global warming, and the Paris Agreement on climate change stands as a significant moment in the path to embracing renewable energy sources as the way forward. In 2015, 195 states adopted the Agreement, which further holds them accountable towards the eventual if not rapidly approaching shift towards renewable energy sources.

Specifically, in Sri Lanka, the government has announced its plans to meet 70% of the country’s electricity demand using renewable energy sources by 2030. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that the demand for electricity will only increase with the increasing number of development projects in the future, and that “renewable energy sources must be harnessed as much as possible for future generations to experience a sustainable development”. Therefore, WindForce is perfectly positioned to facilitate the increase in demand through its prowess in the industry. Sri Lanka is home to a host of strategically advantageous locations for renewable energy generation with wind corridors with high wind speeds throughout the year and locations where the Annual Global Horizontal Irradiance is highest, which makes the country perfectly viable for renewable energy projects.

With the advancement of technology, the costs related to establishing renewable energy generating power plants have decreased and once established, maintenance costs are generally low. Due to the necessity of specialized and trained technicians in the fold, renewable energy plants have the potential to create more jobs than fossil fuel plants. The greenhouse gas emissions from renewable energy plants are next to none.

WindForce, a pioneer of the renewable energy industry in Sri Lanka, has actively contributed to cutting down CO2 emissions significantly.   

Here at WindForce, we recognize that our work is more than simple construction. We understand that the wind, solar and hydro power plants that we build are important to the continued existence of the world as we know it, as well as to the dedicated global plan of action to reduce carbon emissions and combat the impacts of climate change. As such, our work is deeply rooted in a desire to transform the world and change it for the better and our services are, therefore, guaranteed to save the world. We will continue to realize our goals and will continue to build renewable energy power plants in the future, while actively cutting down CO2 emissions.