With vast natural resources and access to advanced energy technology the United States is in prime position to take a leading role in the renewable energy industry and in climate change mitigation. As a nation, the United States has acknowledged that they may experience many negative effects if world temperatures continue to rise, including higher risk of natural disasters and flooding as well as having to manage the relocation of possibly millions of affected people. In the past few years the United States has taken their role as a global leaders in combatting climate change seriously.
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Located in Eastern Asia, Japan’s large population in proportion to its small land-mass has resulted in the delayed implementation of renewable energy techniques. The current renewable energy target for Japan states that by 2030, renewable energy will account for 22% to 24% of the country’s power mix. When this target was set in June 2014, renewable energy accounted for approximately 15%, and imported fossil fuels accounted for a large majority of Japan’s power generation.
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The Philippines is a tropical country made up of thousands of islands in the Pacific ocean. Its location makes it susceptible to natural disasters but it also bestows it with vast natural resources. The nation has acknowledged that it is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, particularly rising sea levels and increasing disaster risks, and in light of this the Philippines has made commitments to limit increasing temperatures and switch to a cleaner energy supply.
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For Queensland-based solar installer Matthew Beech, the potential for solar to power farming applications like irrigation around the country is huge – and the need, even greater.