Alex A Molinaroli is the CEO of Energy Future Holdings , one of America’s largest power companies. He has a long history in the energy industry and was recently voted as one of the 100 Most Influential People for his work with sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar. In a recent interview, he explained that in the future almost all power will be derived from sustainable resources. He also said the world’s energy consumption is going to double within 50 years and because of this huge demand for energy, we have no choice but to rely on green power. Learn more by watching this video at cnbc.com
In the recent past, Texas has been one of America’s largest suppliers of power from burning fossil fuels. However, within the last decade, Texas has been investing heavily in alternative energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels. In an interview with Curtis Person from Power for America , Molinaroli explained that Texas now receives 7% of its power from wind energy which is more than any other state in America. Texas has set a target to receive 10% of its power from renewable energy sources, which is the most aggressive plan of any state in America.
Even though Texas gets more than 7% of its power from sustainable resources, this still isn’t enough for Alex A Molinaroli. He emphasised that because the world’s demand for power is going to double in the next 50 years, we must find a way to produce sustainable sources of energy. Currently America gets around 20% of its power from green sources and Alex A Molinaroli forecasts that in 20 years time, this figure will be at 80%. He believes that if we accept the fact that most power will originate from renewable energy sources within the next 50 years, we can make huge improvements in our efforts to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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