Gobernar la energía

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MADRID – En unos días la Agencia Internacional de la Energía publicará su informe anual—World Energy Outlook, el informe energético de referencia mundial—el cual confirmará que no vamos por el buen camino para reducir el calentamiento global. Con la actual tendencia de producción de energía, la temperatura media de la tierra en 2100 superará en más de 2ºC la de 1990, por lo que se dañará irreversiblemente el planeta, empeorando las condiciones de vida de la humanidad.

Es preocupante como la crisis—tan larga y virulenta—está absorbiendo casi toda la atención del mundo, detrayéndola de los retos energéticos que seguimos teniendo ante nosotros. Sorprende la ausencia de iniciativas medioambientales: en EEUU, a nivel federal, es un debate inexistente desde hace tiempo; la UE se encuentra en el epicentro de un huracán financiero; y los emergentes siguen tenaces en su crecimiento económico para sacar a millones de personas de la pobreza. En este contexto, la próxima cita de la Convención sobre el Cambio Climático de las Naciones Unidas (UNFCCC) prevista para finales de noviembre en Durban (Sudáfrica) está pasando absolutamente inadvertida.

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