One hundred trillion dollars

This is the sum that Jeremy Rifkin gave last week in his participation in a conference in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) and it represents the stranded costs to the global energy industry for the transition to a new energy model. Continuing with the numbers, forty eight billion dollars is what, according to the International Energy Association, we will need to invest before 2030 to install the technology which allows us to be more efficient and use less energy, and to generate the remaining energy needed in a cleaner way.

Who will bear the costs? Observing the regulatory practice of our country, the reality is that part of these stranded costs have already been diverted to the renewable energy sector. Renewable producers suffered up to 50% cutbacks on their legitimately set retribution. 

You can read the full article in Spanish published by Piet Holtrop in Energías Renovables here.