Catching Two European Problems with One Renewable Energy Stone

 

by Sam Peterson

Many studies support the finding climate change is deemed a relevant and important issue by the public, but frequently disappears from the public consciousness when individuals are not directly impacted by its effects, supplanted by more immediate economic and geopolitical issues. Rather than removing it from public concern, Creutizig et al. aim to attack environmental concerns and socioeconomic problems concurrently, with a sweeping energy policy change. Creutzig et al. (2014) argue climate change and the European Union (EU) periphery’s economic recession could be mitigated and solved, respectively, by having member country legislators focus efforts on a policy transition toward sustainable, nonconventional sources of energy. Continue reading